Industry Advisory Panel
The Industry Advisory Panel of the Master in Communication is a new initiative intended to foster a closer collaboration between the academic and professional worlds in the communication field.
The panel includes a selected team of communication professionals from different industries, student representatives, and teachers. The members of the panel share a commitment to improving the quality of the program and its ability to provide students with up-to-date communication skills and competences that are most needed in the current and future job market.
Industry Advisory Panel members
Founder and operations manager, Frihamnsdagarna - A democracy festival
After more the 20 years work experience in the communication field within various organisations David was one of the founders of Frihamnsdagarna. Frihamnsdagarna is an annual festival with the purpose to be an arena where citizens meet industry, government and academia for dialogue.
Digital Marketing Manager at Volvo Group
Kris Granger is part of the Digital Experience Team at Volvo Group and is involved in Insights and Strategy Development for digital channels and audiences. Kris has wide experience in leading digital marketing projects in Europe, Asia and the Caribbean. He has also lectured on Digital Marketing Strategy at the Master level for over 7 years.
Anastasiya Klyushnikova *
Digital Process Owner, Volvo Cars Customer Care
Anastasiya is a process improvement specialist at Volvo Cars Customer Care, focusing on enhancing customer experience and optimizing workflow within Computer Telephony Integration (CTI). Her responsibilities include leading CTI launches for Customer Care and collaborating with other stakeholders to drive digital developments. With a background in business communication, retail, and fast-fashion, Anastasiya has a keen interest in user and customer experience, digital innovation, and team management.
Senior communication consultant & Business developer of analytic services, Gullers Grupp
Susan is a communication strategist and analyst at Gullers Grupp. In her work she helps organizations to make use of their data and insights in decision making, which include custom made solutions for both the private and public sector. She is also a partner and leader at Gullers Grupp, which have included management of the Gothenburg office.
Head of PR and Communications, Geely Sweden Holdings
Stefan is responsible for media relations and corporate communications in the Nordics for the Chinese automotive giant Zhejiang Geely Holding Group. Stefan has a wide experience from leading communication roles in companies like SKF, Port of Gothenburg, Cevt, Framfab and as an independent advisor to large global organisation. Stefan is also a board member of the Trade and Industry Group of Gothenburg & Co, as well as on the board of directors of the Sweden-China Trade Council. Stefan is a well known speaker on the topic of crisis communications, employer branding and agile branding and PR.
Chief Operating Officer, OnePan
Martina has a background within international business, marketing and sustainable business development. Before her current role in the circular kitchenware start-up, OnePan, she has among other things been developing the sustainability agency, HoloHouse, and worked with brands like Volvo Cars, Nike and H&M amongst other brands as a Senior Account Manager at the ad agency AKQA.
Press Manager, City Executive Office, City of Gothenburg
Christina Terfors is press manager at City Executive Office, City of Gothenburg where she is responsible for leading, coordinating and following up the city's media relations and policies and working with crisis communication. She has a wide experience from internal and external communication as partner and director in agencies and various communication roles in public and private sector. Christina’s driving force is to create improvement, efficiency and knowledge transfer, both within organizations and with external target groups, using communication as an effective tool.
Group Business Lead and Design Lead, BBDO Nordics
Jenny works as Group Business lead for the BBDO Nordics Gothenburg office aswell as Group Design lead for the agency. She has worked within communications and design both from agencies and private sector. Main focus has always been to create and grow strong brands that deliver on Bothe experience and business.
Confidence Happiness Evwodere
Confidence is a first-year student in the Master in Communication program at the University of Gothenburg. She has work experience in teaching, news writing, and web content creation. She performs spoken words and has a short story, “The Pathfinder”, published in the Voices of African Women Journal, Vol 1. She has research interest in African Literature, Black Diaspora, Literature, and Migration. She is interested in exploring the dynamic of communication in different settings across different media.
Nicola Valenti is a first-year master's student in Communication at the University of Gothenburg with five years of experience in event photography and social media management. He has a keen eye for detail and a strong passion for storytelling through captivating visuals. His expertise in creating impactful images and executing successful digital marketing campaigns has made him a valuable asset in any creative project.
Faculty Steering Committee
Senior lecturer and Head of the Division of Cognitive Science and Communication, MA in Communication, University of Gothenburg
Senior lecturer and Program Director, MA in Communication, University of Gothenburg
* = alumni of the MA in Communication