2017-04-21 Ylva Lageson appointed new CEO of Nobelhuset AB

Press release, April 21, 2017

Ylva Lageson has been recruited to the role as Chief Executive Officer of Nobelhuset AB, the company entrusted with planning, constructing, owning, managing and improving the Nobel Center in Stockholm.

Ylva Lageson’s most recent position is as Deputy Head of Division at NCC Building Sweden. She has more than 20 years of experience from construction project activities and has participated and been in charge of numerous projects of varying complexity and stakeholder structures at all stages from project concept to implementation.

Mästerhuset, a LEED Platinum-certified office building on Mäster Samuelsgatan in Stockholm’s central business district, and the Clarion Hotel at Stockholm Arlanda Airport are examples of projects managed by Ylva Lageson in recent years.

We are pleased that we were able to recruit Ylva Lageson at a phase when the Nobel Center will soon transition from planning to becoming a reality. With great dedication, Susanne Lindh has successfully advanced the project in her role as CEO since 2014. I am convinced that Ylva Lageson, with her many years of experience from large construction projects, has exactly the right professional profile and expertise to further pursue the project,” says Lars Heikensten, Chairman of the Board of Nobelhuset AB and Executive Director of the Nobel Foundation.

In April 2016, the Stockholm City Council approved the detailed local plan for the Nobel Center. In February 2017, the Stockholm County Administrative Board rejected the appeals that followed the City Council’s decision and approved the local plan. These were two important steps forward for the project. Construction work is expected to take two years and will begin once the local plan has gained legal force.

After a long career that included serving as Director of Stockholm’s City Planning Administration and before that managing investment and project operations at the Swedish Road Administration, Susanne Lindh is leaving the role as CEO to pursue her own business.

Ylva Lageson will assume her position as CEO of Nobelhuset AB in August 2017.


Ylva Lageson Foto: Alexander Mahmoud

Ylva Lageson Photo: Alexander Mahmoud

Ylva Lageson Foto: Alexander Mahmoud

Ylva Lageson Photo: Alexander Mahmoud

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

About the Nobel Center
The Nobel Center on the Blasieholmen peninsula in central Stockholm 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 winners of the Nobel Center international architectural competition.