Jonas Ekman is a professor and head of the Department of Computer Science, Electrical and Space Engineering at Luleå University of Technology.
He has been given the award Leader of the year in Norrbotten because of his modern leadership, thought out decisions and ”his focus on development and a strong belief in his employees”.
The jury had a record number of nominees to choose between this year.
– There have been many interesting candidates, who are good at different things, but when we read about Jonas we made up our minds about him pretty quickly, says Norrbottens Media’s CEO Mats Ehnbom, who presented the award together with Kalle Sandhammar, vice president of Norrbottens Media and editor in chief of NSD.
Leader of the year in Norrbotten is an annual award, which is presented at the Management Day arranged by Company Line, IOH Organisationsutveckling, Hermelinen and Norrbottens Media/Norrbottens Affärer.
The members of the jury of 2016 have been: Sara Nilsson, Jämsa, Karin Zingmark, Norrbotten County Council, Grete Solvang Stoltz, LKAB, Linn Berglund, Mats Ehnbom and Kalle Sandhammar from Norrbottens Media and Mia Oldenburg and Elisabeth Sundelin, Luleå University of Technology.