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“The Göteborg Opera is a fantastic institution that inspires not only thought and emotion, but makes a difference – for society, its audience and its employees.” Christina Björklund, CEO.

CEO/Managing director

Christina Björklund

CEO/Managing director

Artistic directors

Henning Ruhe

Artistic Director, Opera/drama

Katrín Hall

Artistic Director, GöteborgsOperans Danskompani

Management group

Lena Ahl

CFO/ Deputy CEO

Liselott Berg

Administrative manager, dance


Benjamin Dörum

Technical Director

Jessica Fjelkegård

Project and planning manager

Håkan Jönsson

Facility Management manager

Ing-Marie Persmo

Marketing manager

Lena Vedin Almung

Administrative manager, Opera/drama

Mats Andersson

Programming director

Jan Bratt

Contract negotiations manager

Per Herrey

Company lawyer

Maria Knall

Assistant to the CEO


Per Herrey

Company lawyer

Jan Bratt

Contract negotiations manager

Strategic management group

The strategic management team works with long term strategies and goals based on our mandate, and consists of:

  • Christina Björklund, CEO
  • Henning Ruhe, Artistic director Opera/Drama
  • Katrín Hall, Artistic director Dans
  • Lena Ahl, Vice VD/CFO
  • Mats Andersson, Programming director
  • Liselott Berg, Administrative manager Dans
  • Jessica Fjelkegård, Project and planning manager
  • Viveka Fonsmark, HR manager
  • Elinor Gerle, Administrative manager Choir
  • Per Herrey, Corporate lawyer
  • Håkan Jönsson, Facility Management manager
  • Maria Knall, Assistant to the CEO
  • Andreas Lönnqvist,, Orchestra manager
  • Anders Ottosson, Bitr. Chef Opera/Drama
  • Ing-Marie Persmo, Marketing manager
  • Lena Vedin Almung, Administrative manager Opera/Drama

Board of directors


Arne Lernhag (M)

Vice chair

Maria Brauer (S)


  • Ann Catrine Fogelgren (L)
  • Anita Forsberg (V)
  • Monica Green (S)
  • Valéria Kant (KD)
  • Anna Sara Perslow (C)
  • Björn Tidland (SD)
  • Maria Andersson Willner (S)