Annika Falkengren

Most Powerful Women 2015
pickup Armin Harris Annika Falkengren, President and CEO, SEBPhotograph by Markus Hintzen—Laif/Redux
  • Title
    President and CEO
  • Affiliation
    SEB Group
  • Country
  • Age

This is Falkengren’s tenth year atop SEB and 28th year at the company—and she is leading her organization through unprecedented times. The Nordic bank executive, whose cautious style proved wise during the financial crisis, is now guiding her organization through an era of negative interest rates. An outspoken critic of Europe’s central banks recently, Falkengren has focused on building capital buffers in case of unexpected losses—and, for retail clients, limiting their exposure to risky loans. Her bank’s profits were up 21% in 2014. —Erika Fry

Personal Information

Previous Rank4

Company Information

2014 Revenues14,076
2014 Profits2,800
Market Value (as of 09/01/15)25,205