Maria Borelius – an engaged entrepreneur
Maria Borelius is a UK based entrepreneur, with a passion for making a difference in society.
She is an award winning former science journalist and anchorwoman on TV, and now writes columns for the Swedish financial Dagens Industri with a passion for creating growing individuals and societies, through entrepreneurship, research, technology and dynamic politics.
Her consultancy supports global tech and pharmaceutical businesses, international scientific institutions and academies to win markets and mindshare, through strategic and business driven communications advice.
She is also a bestselling author, having written several books in the popular science and medicine field.
Maria Borelius currently lives in London, was born in Sweden, and studied Biology, Physics and Mathematics at Lund University. She also has a Master degree in Science Journalism from New York University.
- Member of Advisory Board of think-tank Open Europe. Open Europe became think tank of the year 2012, Prospectus Magazine, UK and promotes sweeping reform of the European Union, by developing policy and advocacy to support a more business friendly, dynamic and democratic Europe. Offices in London and Brussels and sister organisation in Berlin.
- Chairman and co-founder of Ester, an enterprise incubator for marginalized immigrant woman, providing strategic business training, microloans and market introductions.
- Co-founder of the Pufendorf Group, a group of Nordic doctors and scientists promoting qualitative psychiatric research and battling stigma against mental health issues
- Board member of advisory group Lund University, the largest university in Scandinavia, with faculties in engineering, medicine, business, social and natural sciences, humanities.
- Board member Research Match, which interlinks high tech businesses and international science facilities such as ESS, ESO, ITER and CERN.
- Ambassador Psychiatry Foundation, Sweden, which supports high end research into psychiatric diseases such as depression, anxiety, bipolar disease, schizophrenia and fights stigma against those with mental disorders.