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15 March 2021

The Director’s Chair: Marcus Wallenberg on the Wallenberg family, the global economy and COVID

In this episode of The Director’s Chair, Michael Fullilove speaks with international business leader Marcus Wallenberg. 

Michael Fullilove
Michael Fullilove

In this episode of The Director’s Chair, Michael Fullilove speaks with international business leader Marcus Wallenberg. Marcus is a fifth-generation member of the Wallenberg Family, a Swedish political and business dynasty that has counted foreign ministers, ambassadors, and prominent business figures among its numbers.

Marcus is the chairman of both Saab and the SEB Group. He sits on the board of AstraZeneca and the international advisory board of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange and has previously served as chair of the International Chamber of Commerce.

Michael and Marcus talk about the situation in Hong Kong, the rollout of vaccines, and how the pandemic has changed the nature of work. Marcus discusses how China is viewed in Europe, the future of the international economy, and leaders who have impressed him.

Saab Australia is a subsidiary of Saab AB, of which Marcus Wallenberg is the Chairman. Saab Australia is a corporate member of the Lowy Institute.


Lowy Institute Audio · The Director’s Chair: Marcus Wallenberg on the Wallenberg family, the global economy and COVID.