The Leading Impact Class of 2021 graduates

In a festive, corona-proof format, participants from the Leading Impact management program graduated on Saturday at AF Borgen in Lund. With 15 months under their belts, the participants developed their strategic leadership capabilities in an impactful, hands-on way and sharpened their abilities to lead and develop business operations.

Leading Impact – Class of 2021: Emma Järund, Helsingborgshem, Dan Laursen, Faiveley Transport Nordic, Adam Jomaa, Kraftringen Energi, Charlotta Gyland, Carelot, Pernilla Lyberg, Skånetrafiken, Thomas Röriksson, Kalino Food, Petra Rapp, Akzo Nobel Industrial Coatings, Peter Södergren, Region Skåne, Julia Larsson, Web Manuals Sweden, och Anna Quist, Sparbanken Skåne. Saknas på bild: Mats Boström, Element Materials Technology, och Charbel Tawk, Peers Bridge.


The sun shone on the participants as they at long last accepted their well-earned diplomas during Saturday’s ceremony at AF Borgen in Lund. Despite a modified celebration with strict social distancing, the mood reached its peak when EFL CEO Henrik Lundgren, EFL sales manager Andreas Olsson and program manager Thomas Kalling handed out the diplomas.

It was an afternoon filled with a tasty dinner and many laughs, memories, applause and acceptance speeches. In his speech, program director Thomas Kalling expressed the fantastic development and results achieved by the group. Our former Executive MBA participant Per Welinder shared his thoughts as an alumnus and how it helped him develop, and Roger Ström, program director for the course Making Your Business Digital, held a speech using AI. Petra Rapp and Anna Quist from the program offered up a slideshow with plenty of inside jokes that elicited lots of laughs, and one of our impact coaches, Suzanne Jacobsson, described how following someone throughout the program is a fantastic development journey.

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15 months together – which deeply impacted the participants’ development within strategic leadership, business development and innovation – has now come to an end. A time that began on one sunny October day with the module “You and you impact.” Nine residential sessions then followed: Taking the lead, Creating foresight, Building and reaching markets, Politics, money markets and return on investment, Paths to the future, Navigating in a dynamic world, Controlling what’s important, An able organization and A learning organization. Finally, the participants were allowed to choose a specialization, either Leading Change or Making Your Business Digital. And in this mix, everyone has been working on their impact challenge – a real-world case from their own organization that they took with them into the program. The graduates can now look forward to being a part of a strong alumni network, which EFL CEO Henrik Lundgren welcomed them to.