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Lars Björk

Chief Executive Officer, QlikTech International

Lars Björk leads QlikTech as CEO and is a member of the company’s board of directors. He oversaw the company’s initial public offering (IPO) in 2010 on the NASDAQ, which was recognized as one of the year’s top tech IPOs. Under Lars’s leadership, QlikTech has sustained tremendous growth of nearly 300%. Lars is recognized as an authority on driving company culture through an accessible management style, with articles appearing in the New York Times, Forbes and Harvard Business Review and speaking engagements at conferences including the CEO2CEO Leadership Summit. He attended the World Economic Forum, was named the Ernst & Young EntrepreneuLars Björk leads QlikTech as CEO and is a member of the company’s board of directors.  Under his leadership, QlikTech has sustained tremendous growth while considerably expanding its geographic reach.  Lars oversaw the company’s initial public offering (IPO) in 2010 on the NASDAQ, which was recognized as one of the year’s top tech IPOs.  Since he became CEO in 2007, the company has grown 300%, ranking third in the 2012 Forbes Fast Tech 25. Lars credits the success of QlikTech to its consensus-driven management style, which capitalizes on the energy, enthusiasm, and ideas of all employees. He is recognized as an authority on driving business growth through company culture, employee empowerment, and innovation, with articles appearing in publications including the New York Times, Forbes and Harvard Business Review. He also serves as a speaker on related topics at conferences including the CEO2CEO Leadership Summit organized by Chief Executive magazine. Lars was named the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year national winner in the technology category in 2010.  He was invited to speak on the topic of Disrupter: Extreme Innovation at the e-G8 Forum in Paris in 2011.  More recently he was nominated to participate in Startup America, a White House initiative to accelerate high-growth entrepreneurship throughout the nation. Before QlikTech, Lars held several positions as CFO at companies such as ScandStick and Resurs Finance. He has an MBA from the University of Lund, Sweden and a Degree in Engineering from the Technical College in Helsingborg.r of the Year national winner in the technology category and was invited to speak at the e-G8 Forum. More recently he was nominated to participate in Startup America, a White House initiative to accelerate high-growth entrepreneurship. Before QlikTech, Lars held several positions as CFO at companies such as ScandStick and Resurs Finance. He has an MBA from the University of Lund, Sweden and a Degree in Engineering from the Technical College in Helsingborg.