Mats Benner appointed as new Dean at the Lund University School of Economics and Management

Published: 2020-11-17

Lund University’s Vice-Chancellor decided on 12 November that Mats Benner will be the new Dean at the Lund University School of Economics and Management (LUSEM) as of 1 January 2021. Maria Stanfors will be the new Deputy Dean.

”I am really looking forward to this new position and I feel honored to have gained this trust. We have ideas about many things and I am pretty sure that we will have full work weeks during the spring. My New Year’s resolution to everyone at LUSEM is that we will work as a strong team and do our very best,” says Mats Benner, Professor of Research Policy and new Dean at LUSEM.

”There is always something positive associated with new challenges! I am especially looking forward to help facilitate and develop the research conducted at the School. There are many research projects and programs going on that together represent the strength of many competences among faculty and PhD candidates. In the coming years, I would like to establish ways to strengthen research at LUSEM further through efficient infrastructure and more collaboration within the School – I believe we can do better by working together,” says Maria Stanfors, Professor of Economic History and new Deputy Dean.

Read a short presentation of the new management team on the LUSEM Staff Pages

Newly appointed external members of the Faculty board are:

  • Lena Henningsson, CEO of StableTable Scandinavia AB. Will serve as new Chair of the Faculty board
  • Pernilla Johansson, Chief Economist, Swedbank
  • Bo Lundgren, former Cabinet Minister.

Read the formal decision (in Swedish) here