Kurt Björklund

We are delighted to announce that Kurt Björklund, Managing Partner at Permira, will be our seventh guest speaker for the 2020/2021 university year.


Mr Björklund will be speaking with our society virtually on the 20th of January 2021.We will pre-record and release the interview on our Facebook and Youtube channels shortly thereafter. The final video will also be embedded here.


Mr Björklund began his career at the Boston Consulting Group as a management consultant. After moving to Permira, he quickly rose to the top of the organisation. He joined the London office of Permira in 1996 and became a Partner in 2001. From 2003 to 2008 he was responsible for the Nordic office and he became Managing Partner of Permira in 2008. He also serves on the Permira Holdings Limited Board, the Executive Committee and chairs the Investment Committee. Permira Funds have made over 250 private equity investments in four key sectors: Consumer, Financial services, Healthcare and Technology.


Permira was founded in 1985 and has made over 190 PE investments, it is a global fund with a European heritage. It currently advises funds with a total committed capital of approximately 30 billion euros. The firm is also led by Tom Lister and currently has over 180 institutional investors. Its subsidiary, Permira Advisers LLP, is one of Europe’s largest private equity firms.


Mr Björklund has an undergraduate degree in Economics from SSEBA, Finland, and an MBA from INSEAD, France.


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