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Press release
June 29, 2016

Stefan Ränk joins Nobelhuset’s Board of Directors

Stefan Ränk, CEO of Einar Mattsson, has been elected as a new member of the Board of Directors of Nobelhuset.

”The Nobel Prize fascinates people around the world. The Nobel Center will become a much-anticipated home for encounters between cutting-edge research and the general public, and for public discourse between researchers. My hope is that I can help Stockholm gain a physical platform that is sustainable in the long term and that strengthens such discourse and encounters,” says Stefan Ränk, Chief Executive Officer of the Einar Mattsson property group.

”Stefan Ränk has long and solid experience from working with the real estate. In various contexts he has also shown a strong social commitment. His expertise will be highly useful as we take important steps towards beginning the construction of the Nobel Center. We are very pleased that Mr Ränk has chosen to accept our invitation to join the Board of Nobelhuset,” says Lars Heikensten, Executive Director of the Nobel Foundation.

Einar Mattsson is Stockholm’s largest private owner of rental apartment buildings and has been active in the Swedish capital’s housing market for more than 80 years. Einar Mattsson is one of some twenty foundations, companies and private individuals that have donated funds for the construction of the Nobel Center.

Nobelhuset AB is responsible for developing the Nobel Center, a building for cultural and scientific activities on the Blasieholmen peninsula of central Stockholm. The objective of the company is to plan, construct, own, manage and develop the Nobel Center and to carry out related activities. The task of developing the activities at the Nobel Center is being pursued by the Nobel Foundation, Nobel Media AB and Nobelmuseet AB (the Nobel Museum in Stockholm).

About the project
The Nobel Center will build its public activities around exhibitions, school programmes, meetings and lectures about the Nobel Prize’s unique combination of subject areas − natural sciences, literature and peace. Based on the Nobel Prize-winning contributions and inspiring stories of the Laureates, the Nobel Center will be able to examine history as well as our own era and the major issues that are crucial to our world and our future. The building was designed by David Chipperfield and Christoph Felger, who were selected in April 2014 by a unanimous jury as the winners of the Nobel Center architectural competition.

For further information, please contact
Rebecka Oxelström, Head of Communications, Nobel Center
rebecka.oxelstrom@nobelcenter.se, + 46 734 12 66 75