Christina Björklund took up the position as CEO of the Göteborg Opera in September, 2017.
Christina Björklund’s CV already included roles such as hotel manager and marketing manager when she was appointed managing director of Västgöta Tidningar, a subsidiary to Hallpressen, in 2010. Three years later she was managing director and CEO of Hallpressen AB and in charge of around 500 employees across 30 locations. Her most recent appointment before the Göteborg Opera was as VP and operations manager of the furniture design company Offecct.
The Göteborg Opera board decided to appoint Christina Björklund was, among other things, her experience of leading complex organisations, regional knowledge and business acumen, plus the fact that she is a present, visible and highly committed manager with a passion for culture.
Christina Björklund is born and raised in Skövde, studied in Lund and has lived in both Stockholm and Hjo before returning to Gothenburg.