Our statutes

The Centre for Business History in Sweden is organized as a non-profit association. Our members, primarily companies and organizations, are also our owners. Our mission – to preserve and present business history – comes from the first paragraph of our statutes.

read our statutes (in Swedish)

We finance our activites through membership fees and commercial services, that we offer our members and other companies. To be able to offer these commercial services, we operate the service company, Centrum för Näringslivshistoria AB, wholly owned by the non-profit association Centrum för Näringslivshistoria. Our research projects are financed by external trusts and research grants.

We are not linked to any specific university or organization. We are politically independent and all our work is based on scientific, historical grounds. We are the Centre for Busines History in Stockholm.

Our board of directors

The CEO of the Centre of Business History in Stockholm answers to the board of directors. The board is elected at the annual general meeting (AGM), normally held in May, where all members of the association are entitled to vote. The board composition should be such that it represents both member companies, academia and business in general.



Malin Alfredsson, ordförande i Centrum för Näringslivshistorias styrelse
Malin Alfredsson Vd för Cellwoodgruppen. Styrelseordförande för Centrum för Näringslivshistoria.

Vice chairmain

  • Lars Österlind, Swedish Craft and Small Business Association (Stockholm Chapter)


  • Lena Andersson-Skog, Professor of Economic HIstory, University of Umeå
  • Eva Burén, head of information, ICA-handlarnas förbund
  • Anders Edholm, Director of Communication, Association of Swedish Enterprises
  • Lennart Francke, Senior Advisor, Swedbank
  • Ulrica Franzén, Senior Consultant, Grayling AB
  • Sven Ljungberg, Head of Brand, Skandia
  • Cecilia Stegö Chilò, entrepreneur
  • Anders Thelin, Counsel, Swedish Trade Federation
  • Andreas Åström, head of communication, Stockholm Chamber of Commerce


  • John Osser, certified accountant, BDO Mälardalen AB