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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

Jessica Fjelkegård

Project and planning manager

Åsa Jansson

Technical and stage manager

Håkan Jönsson

Facility Management manager

Ing-Marie Persmo

Marketing manager

Lena Vedin Almung

Administrative manager, Opera/drama

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
  • Mette Berntzen, Orchestra manager
  • Jessica Fjelkegård, Project and planning manager
  • Viveka Fonsmark, HR manager
  • Elinor Gerle, Choir manager
  • Per Herrey, Corporate lawyer
  • Åsa Jansson, Technical manager
  • Håkan Jönsson, Facility Management manager
  • Maria Knall, Assistant to the CEO
  • 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)