Member of the Board since 2018.
Professor Bertil Andersson is a Swedish Professor of Biochemistry currently residing in Israel. He has spent 11 years at Nanyang Technological University (NTU) in Singapore where he has led the development of academic education and research. The Presidency of NTU was for the period 2011-2017 and prior to this (2007 – 2011) he was Provost of the same university. He radically transformed the university to a top level institution that is today ranked 11th in the world and number one in Asia (QS). Among other things, he was a driving force in establishing its new Medical School and he has made NTU the choice for several Singaporean and international industries. In addition, he has been involved in several advisory roles to the Singapore Government particularly with respect to the establishment of a new university and being a board member of ASTAR and BCA. He remains engaged with Ministries and Agencies of the Singapore Government (see below). From 2004 to 2007 he was the Chief Executive of the European Science Foundation (ESF) in Strasbourg and Brussels. During 1999-2003, he was the Rector (President) of Linköping University, Sweden. In 2003 he was elected Rector of Stockholm University, a position he did not take up due to his assignment to the ESF. He received his PhD at Lund University in 1978, and was appointed Chair Professor of Biochemistry at Stockholm University in 1986.
Bertil Andersson has been a member of a high number of Swedish and international foundations, learned societies and academies. He has been a delegate of the Nobel Foundation (2000-2006) and was, from 1989 to 1997, a member of the Nobel Committee for Chemistry (and it’s Chairman during 1997). He was a representative of the Board of Trustees of the Nobel Foundation until 2010.
In the period 2004 to 2007 he was the Vice President of the Research Advisory Board of the European Commission in Brussels (EURAB). He has also been a Research Advisor to the Swedish Government. Currently he is a Board of Trustees member of the KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm and the Stockholm Business School. He is also a Board Member of Technion University in Israel. He serves an advisor to the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation as well as Vinnova and STINT in Stockholm. He is since 2019 Senior Advisor to Tecnologico de Monterrey in Mexico, and also to the Singapore National Research System including Board membership of its National Research Foundation. He is also engaged with several private companies developing concepts in Science, Technology and Medicine.
Bertil Andersson is a visiting Professor and a Fellow of Imperial College, London. In addition, he has received over 20 honorary doctorates from top-level universities all over the world. He has received numerous awards and prizes including the Wilhelm Exner Medal in Vienna, the President’s Science and Technology Medal and the prestigious Meritorious Service Medal in Singapore. He has published over 300 scientific publications mainly in photosynthesis research. His papers have been cited over 14 700 times and his H-index is 68.
Member of the Board since 2018.