Urban Bäckström, Swedish economist, bank executive, investment company executive.
Bäckström, Urban was born on May 25, 1954 in Sollefteå. Son of Sven-Ake and Maj-Britt (Flipsson) Bäckström.
Bachelor of Science in Economics, Stockholm University, 1979. Doctor of Philosophy in Economics, Stockholm University, 1979.
Research assistant Institute for International Economic Studies, Stockholm, 1978—1980. 1st section international department Ministry of Finance, 1980—1982. Chief economist Moderate Party, 1982—1983, 1986—1989.
State sec Ministry of Finance, 1991—1993. Forerunner European Central Bank, 1995—1998. Chairman, governor The Swedish Central Bank, 1994—2002.
General council European Central Bank, 1999—2002. Chief Executive Officer Skandia Liv, Sweden, 2003—2005. Chairman The National Association of Securities Dealers Automated Quotation OMX Group, Inc., 2007—2008, deputy chairman, since 2008.
Managing director Confederation of Swedish Enterprise, since 2005. Board directors The Swedish Central Bank, 1994—1999, The National Association of Securities Dealers Automated Quotation OMX Group, Inc., 2005—2008.