Lars Häggström

Board Member, Civil Rights Defenders
CEO and Founder, Enable Performance
Former EVP Human Resources, Stora Enso
Senior HR roles at Nordea, Gambro, AstraZeneca

Experience & Background: Lars professional focus is supporting organizations by driving transformation, leadership and culture, and in capability building. At IMD he acts as a speaker in open and customized programs, such as Transition to Business Leadership and customized programs for companies such as Valmet, Fortum, Borealis and others.

In addition to his role at IMD Lars heads up Enable Performance AB, a consulting firm focused on driving large-scale change in global organizations.

Before joining IMD, Lars was the Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO) at renewable materials giant Stora Enso. Prior to this, Lars held the same positions at Nordea and Gambro. Lars has also worked internationally, in the UK and US, responsible for Leadership, Sales and Marketing Development for Europe, and later HR in Latin America for Eli Lilly & Co., one of the world’s largest pharmaceutical companies.

As a consultant, his clients have included DSV, Siemens, Team Tankers, and Terre des Hommes. He is also a senior coach to several executives, focusing on transformation through leadership and culture. He holds a B.Sc. in HR Development and Labor Relations from the University of Uppsala in Sweden.

Expertise & Interests: Organizational change, human resources, renewable materials, sales and marketing, leadership, organizational culture