Tomas Björkman

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Tomas Björkman is an applied philosopher, social entrepreneur, and author.

About: One of the strongest personal drivers in my life has always been to unlock the hidden structures of the world around me. Curious and exploring, I constantly strive for a better understanding of science, people and social phenomena. Based on my understanding of human and societal needs in a world that is in many ways falling apart, I have committed myself to facilitating the co-creation of a more conscious society.

Tomas Björkman has a long career behind him as entrepreneur in a variety of businesses within financial services, IT, property and banking – working all over Europe. He founded Investment Banking Partners AB and served as chairman of EFG Investment Bank.

In 2008 Tomas established the Ekskäret Foundation in Stockholm. The foundation has established a conference facility on its island Ekskäret in the Stockholm archipelago. The mission of the foundation is to facilitate personal development and social change with the aim to help create a more conscious society. A special focus of the foundation is supporting the development of social entrepreneurs and the understanding of the complexities of social change. The foundation also operates the Ekskäret Klustret co-working space in central Stockholm with the aim to bring together organizations working towards a more conscious society.

Tomas is also a member of the Club of Rome, a fellow of the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Science and a fellow of the World Academy of Arts and Science. Among Tomas' initiatives are the Perspectiva Institute in London, Co-Creation Loft in Berlin, the Emerge media initiative and the digital platform for personal growth:

Tomas has published three books: The Market Myth (2016), The Nordic Secret (2017, co-authored with Lene Rachel Andersen) and The World We Create (2019). Tomas Björkman has a master’s degree in physics and studied macroeconomics on the side.


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