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Urban Bäckström

Urban Bäckström, Swedish economist, bank executive, investment company executive.

Background

  • Bäckström, Urban was born on May 25, 1954 in Sollefteå. Son of Sven-Ake and Maj-Britt (Flipsson) Bäckström.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science in Economics, Stockholm University, 1979. Doctor of Philosophy in Economics, Stockholm University, 1979.

    Career

    • 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.

    Connections

    • Married Ewa Hintze, 1978. 2 children.
    • father: Sven-Ake Bäckström
    • mother: Maj-Britt (Flipsson) Bäckström
    • spouse: Ewa Hintze
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    Born May 25, 1954
    (age 63)
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    • 1979
      Stockholm University
    • 1979
      Stockholm University
    • 1978 - 1980
      Research assistant, Institute for International Economic Studies
      Stockholm, Stockholms Lan, Sweden
    • 1980 - 1982
      1st section intern, ational department Ministry of Finance
    • 1982 - 1983
      chief economist, Moderate Party
    • 1986 - 1989
      chief economist, Moderate Party
    • 1991 - 1993
      state sec Ministry of Finance
    • 1994 - 2002
      chairman
    • 1995 - 1998
      forerunner European Central Bank
    • 1999 - 2002
      general council European Central Bank
    • 2003 - 2005
      Chief Executive Officer, Skandia Liv
      Sweden
    • 2005
      managing director, Confederation of Swedish Enterprise
    • 2007 - 2008
      chairman, The National Association of Securities Dealers Automated Quotation OMX Group
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