Helene Hellmark Knutsson has 20 years of political experience from all levels of society: municipality, county council, government and parliament. Today she is County Governor of Västerbotten and active on several boards, including as a member of IVA. From May 2022, she will also be chairman of Process IT Innovations, a collaboration center in northern Sweden that works to develop new technical solutions based on the needs of the basic industry.
– I am passionate about development and future-oriented change work and look forward with excitement to taking on the role of chairman of Process IT. Together with the board and employees, we will continue to promote the power of innovation in our region, she says.
Important driving force
Helene Knutsson is warmly welcomed by the Vice-Chancellors of Luleå University of Technology and Umeå University:
– We welcome chairman Helene Hellmark Knutsson, whose deep understanding of the Swedish and European frameworks for research and innovation comes in handy here, says Birgitta Bergvall-Kåreborn, Vice-Chancellor of Luleå University of Technology.
– Helene Hellmark-Knutsson has a good understanding of the academy's role and significance. In her role as governor, she is also an important driving force in the ongoing social transformation in our region. I am convinced that Helene through her leadership and commitment to Process IT Innovations will be able to contribute to a continued increased collaboration between industry and research, says Hans Adolfsson, Vice-Chancellor of Umeå University.
Helene Hellmark Knutsson succeeds Björn O. Nilsson, former governor of Norrbotten County.