The Management Group
Information about Swedish Film Institute management group. For press images, follow link at bottom of the page.
Anette Novak, CEO
Anette Novak took office as CEO in April 2022.
Prior to joining the Film Institute Anette Novak worked as the director and agency head of The Swedish Media Council, which among other things is responsible for the Swedish film classification. Anette Novak has also worked as the Swedish Government’s appointed investigator for the Media review as well as CEO for the public IT and design research institute RISE Interactive Institute AB.
Anette Novak is a trained journalist and has had several management positions within the area over the years, including editor in chief and publisher for the Swedish newspaper Norran in Skellefteå, as well as being a member of different boards, such as the organisation Tidningsutgivarna, Sveriges Radio and Schibsteds owner foundation.
Elisabeth Bill, Head of Legal
Danial Brännström, Head of the Cinemateket
Danial Brännström took in 2014 up the post as Head of the Cinematheque.Danial Brännström started working at the Swedish Film Institute in 2001 as a library assistant and has since 2005 worked at the Cinematheque. He was appointed Head of the Cinematheque in 2014.
During 2019 and 2020 he was responsible for the Film Institute’s digital strategy.
Before Danial Brännström started working at the Film Institute he studied film within the programme of Humanities at Stockholm University.
Mia Enayatollah, Head of Communication and Public Affairs
Mia Enayatollah took up the position as Head of the Communication and Public Affairs Department in February 2020.Mia Enayatollah has over 20 years' experience as manager of communication and public affairs from a number of different businesses and vital societal sectors, for example the Swedish National Audit Office, the Government Offices and the partly state-owned companies Business Sweden and SOS Alarm. Mia Enayatollah also has vast experience from the private sector, including Fastighetsägarna Stockholm and the global IT-company Fujitsu.
Mia Enayatollah has a master’s degree in Political Science from Uppsala university.
Maria Ekdahl, Head of Organizational Support
Maria Ekdahl took in November 2018 up the post as Head of the department Organizational Support. She is also Head of Finance.Before taking up the post as Head of Administration Maria Ekdahl worked as interim Head of Finance at the Film Institute.
Maria Ekdahl is a senior economist with many years' experience as finance manager and specialist, and has a background consisting of different roles at Telekom, FMCG and public medical service. She has vast experience of administration-oriented controller-roles as well as from work at both corporate group level and accounting.
Maria Ekdahl has a master’s degree in Business Economics from Linnaeus University.
Annika Gillegård, Acting Head of Film and Society
Lena Glaser, Head of Film Funding
Lena Glaser took up the post as Head of Film Funding in April 2022.
Prior to joining the Film Institute Lena Glaser worked at SVT in several different roles in both business and program management regarding content, digital services, strategies, and rights. She has worked with the genres film and drama, culture, entertainment and children and youth, and she has a vast experience of digital transformation, both strategic and operative, including the start and development of SVT Play.
Mathias Rosengren, Head of Film Heritage
Mathias Rosengren took up the post as Head of the department Film Heritage in February 2015.Mathias Rosengren has worked at the Swedish Film Institute since 2002, first in press communications and as a project manager, then as Head of IT and Director of Administration Department.
Prior to joining the Institute Mathias Rosengren was film editor of Bibel magazine, programme manager of the Popcorn Film Festival and a researcher for TV1000 and the Modern Times Group.
Mathias Rosengren has a degree in Information Systems from Umeå University.
Åsa Wahlström, Head of Human Resources
Åsa Wahlström took up the position as Head of Human Resources in January 2022.
Åsa Wahlström has 20 years of experience in HR work, both as HR Manager and as an HR Consultant via her own company. She has worked in a variety of industries, in companies of different sizes, and in diverse areas of collective agreement. Most recently, she worked in the hospitality industry, where she was the HR Manager at one of Sweden's largest privately-owned entertainment groups.
Åsa Wahlström has a degree in Behavioral and Social Sciences from Stockholm University. She has also studied Business Administration, Political Science and Labour Law.
Published 02 September 2015