About Pia Sandvik
Associate Professor Pia Sandvik has been the CEO of the research institute (RTO), Research Institutes of Sweden (RISE) since 2016. Sandvik has a doctorate degree in quality technology from Linköping University and is an associate professor at Luleå University of Technology. She has been in executive and leading positions in academia, industry and the public sector for nearly 20 years, including President of Luleå University of Technology, and CEO of a financial company in banking and insurance. She has experience as chair and board member in both the public and private sector including research funding agencies, the financial services industry and the real estate sector. During 2015-2016 Sandvik was one of four members in the Advisory Board to the Minister of Enterprise and Innovation regarding the Swedish strategy for Smart Industry. She is Vice Chairman of the board of KTH Royal Institute of Technology. She is also board member of Prevas, an engineering and technology consulting company, listed on the NASDAQ OMX Nordic Exchange, of ALMI, which offers financing, venture capital and business development to companies, and of the Swedish Entrepreneurship Forum. She is fellow and Vice Chairman of the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences (IVA).