Member of the Board of the Marcus Wallenberg Foundation for Promoting Scientific Research in the Forest Industry and the Wallenberg Foundations AB.
Professor in Plant Biology and professor at the Swedish University of Agricultural Science and the Umeå University. Executive director of the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation and the Marianne and Marcus Wallenberg Foundation. Member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Science, the Royal Swedish Academy for Agriculture and Forestry Sciences, and the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences. His previous positions include Vice chancellor of Umeå University 2005–2010, Chairman of Umeå Plant Science Center 1996–2004, Chairman of SciLifeLab Sweden 2013–2016 as well as Board member of the Human Protein Atlas project and the Wallenberg Wood Science Center.