Västerbotten Investment Agency

Our staff


AndersW-smallAnders Wangby, Director
Anders is the head of VIA and has previously worked as a Business Coordinator at Skellefteå municipality and as an Investment Promotor for the province of Jämtland. He has 17 years experience as a Business Consultant in marketing, exports promotion and product development at Centek and Almi, and has worked within the EU SME programs Innovation Relay Centres and Euroinfo Centres.

Anders has also been Export Consultant at the Swedish Trade Council and Product Manager at Kraft General Foods. He holds a MBA from the Stockholm School of Economics. Anders is our contact person for Mining, Environmental Technology and Renewable Energy. Contact Anders

Bjorn-Ursing Björn M. Ursing, Ph.D and Investment Promotion Manager
Björn has a doctorate in genetics and more than 10 years experience from academic research in Sweden and abroad. He has worked with applied research in the pharmaceutical industry for more than 5 years and was engaged in Beronem AB, a company helping scientists in biotech, pharmaceuticals and medical technology to find new business opportunities.

Björn holds an associate professorship from Karolinska Institutet, one of Europe’s largest medical universities, and a diploma as Market Economist. Björn is our contact person for the Life Sciences sector. Contact Björn

Olle-Norberg Investment Promotion ManagerOlof Norberg, Investment Promotion Manager
Olof has been Manager of Purchase and Supply at the manufacturing companies Gargnäs Production Link, Gargnäs Latvija, Gargnäs Gedynia and Leab Group. He was the CEO of Leab Eesti OU in Tallinn. Previously, Olof has also been a Project and OEM purchaser for Pharmacia.

Olof is educated in Business Administration and is a certified Business Developer for Northwest Russia via Barents Business School. He also holds education in and experience from production management, quality control and jurisprudence. Olof is our contact person for the Climate Testing, Manufacturing and Wood sectors. Contact Olof

Mittruta-ny-vitSantosh Hejmadi, Investment Promotion Manager
Santosh has a long experience from sales and marketing, especially from the tourism and creative sectors. Originally from India he has spent most of his career in Dubai working for both government and private companies.

He has also worked as a consultant to the World Bank in projects in various parts of the world. Santosh is our contact person for Creative IndustriesTourism and GISContact Santosh 



For general inquiries: info@viavasterbotten.se