Olof joined EAT in October 2019 to act as interim CEO until a permanent recruitment is accomplished. Olof works alongside and reports to the Executive Chair, Gunhild Stordalen, with a focus on organizational structure and development, as well as the daily operations at EAT’s headquarters in Oslo.
For more than ten years, until mid-2019, Olof served as the Managing Director at the Stockholm Resilience Centre (SRC), Stockholm University. Before SRC, he developed expertise both in the ecological sciences and organizational leadership. He studied Executive Leadership at the Stockholm School of Economics immediately prior to his role at SRC. He served as Programs Director at the Foundation for Strategic Environmental Research (Mistra) for five years. He has been Senior Advisor to the Minister for the Environment in Sweden, Senior Officer at three national Research Councils and Consultant at the Swedish Biodiversity Centre. In 1995, he took his PhD on behavioral and life-history ecology of King Penguins at South Georgia in the Southern Ocean, at Departments of Zoology, Uppsala University, in collaboration with British Antarctic Survey. Olof did his basic education in biology and geosciences at Lund University and he is a Swedish national.