Recruitment of a new KI president

Karolinska Institutet (KI) president Ole Petter Ottersen’s tenure expires on 28 February 2023. The KI University Board (Konsistoriet) has therefore decided to begin an open recruitment process to propose a president and appoint a vice-president to take up office on 1 March 2023.

At its meeting of 18 October 2021, the University Board adopted new procedural directions (Föreskrifter för rekrytering av ny rektor (dnr 1-872/2021)).

The requirement profile for presidents (Kravprofil för rekrytering av rektor) drawn up by the Election Committee in consultation with KI’s heads of department and deans was adopted by the University Board on 2 December 2021.

The recruitment process is led by an Election Committee appointed by the University Board. The Election Committee is assisted by an appointed Application Committee. These committees comprise the following people:

Election Committee

Docent Göran Stiernstedt (chair)

Rektor em. preses Lisa Sennerby Forsse (vice chair)

Research director Ingemar Petersson (external member)

Professor Marie Arsenian-Henriksson

Student Alexander Klaréus

Researcher Torkel Falkenberg

Application Committee

Professor Klas Kärre (chair)

Research director Ingemar Petersson (co-opted from the Election Committee)

Docent Marie Carlén

Professor Anna Mia Ekström

Professor Erika Franzén

Professor András Simon

Professor Per Tornvall.

Nominate a President candidate

You who are an employee or student at KI have the opportunity to nominate suitable candidates. The nomination period runs between March 9 and April 8, 2022. Submit your nomination via email to