University Management

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The operational leadership of Karolinska Institutet consists of the President, the Vice President and the University Director.


Ole Petter Ottersen is President at Karolinska Institutet since 1 August 2017.






Secretary to the President

Secretary to the President

Karin Ekström

Phone: +46-(0)8-524 878 46
Organizational unit: Central Administration (UF), UF

Chief Press Officer

Chief press officer

Peter Andréasson

Phone: +46-(0)8-524 865 80
Cell phone: 070-724 97 13
Organizational unit: Management Communications and Media Relations

Vice President

Karin Dahlman-Wright is Vice President at Karolinska Institutet.

Karin Dahlman-Wright is professor in Molecular Endocrinology.





Secretary to the Vice President


Amélie Theorell

Phone: +46-(0)8-524 867 64
Organizational unit: Strategic Planning

University Director

Katarina Bjelke is University Director at Karolinska Institutet.

The University Director has overall responsibility after the President for the Institute's activities in administrative, legal and economic respects. The University Director is appointed by the President and rapporteur of the board.



Secretary to the University Director


Catrin Främberg

Phone: +46-(0)8-524 867 76
Organizational unit: Strategic Planning

Deputy University Director

Ingrid Palmér is Deputy University Director at Karolinska Institutet.