Peter Jacobsson is appointed as Operations Coordinator at Umeå Biotech Incubator.

Jennie Ekbeck completed her final day as CEO of Umeå Biotech Incubator (UBI) last week. Experienced business coach Peter Jacobsson will now lead the business until a permanent replacement is appointed.

Peter has an extensive background in the pharmaceutical industry, where he has worked as everything from a laboratory and process engineer to project manager, regional manager and consultant – always with a focus on quality and leadership.

He began his career at Sangtec Medical in Bromma, before working at Pharmacia&Upjohn in Stockholm. Following a move to Umeå, Peter worked for 13 years at APL and three years at Knightec, before joining UBI as a business coach in 2017.

Peter now plans to combine his role as a business coach with coordinating operations for UBI. Henrik Bergdahl, UBI’s Financial Manager, has been given increased responsibility for financial matters.

“It’s a great honor to be trusted with this role. Jennie has laid out a clear roadmap moving forward, and I am confident that together with my colleagues we will progress the tasks we have been assigned and manage UBI’s business until a replacement is found”, says Peter Jacobsson.