Maria Fogelström Kylberg was named Chief Executive Officer of Stockholm Academic Forum in 2013 and reports to the Chairman of the Board.
As CEO, Maria has played a key role in transforming the organization, whilst putting a high emphasis on performance and internationalization. As an advocate of diversity, she is the chief architect of Stockholm Dual Career Network (SDCN), which supports and facilitates career development for partners and spouses of international talents at all universities in Stockholm.
Prior to joining Staf, Maria held a variety of leadership positions and served as CEO to Central Sweden’s Regional Representation Office in Brussels for 11 years. She was a PR Manager at Stockholm Business Region and also a communications consultant in Brussels and Stockholm specialised in public affairs. She also worked for the French Chamber of Commerce in Stockholm, where she assumed the role of Acting CEO.
Active in the regional community, Maria sits on the board of various organizations and gives lectures on international leadership and diverse teams. She has also served as a mentor to highly educated newcomers at Akavia (Jusek), one of Sweden’s largest academic unions.
Maria holds a journalism degree from Poppius Journalism School and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Stockholm University.
She resides with her two children in Stockholm.