Steering Committee

Harry Sandström

Programme Director, Mining Finland

Anders Eliasson

Senior Investment Advisor, Materials, Business Sweden

Kaj Lax

Head of Department Mineral Resources, Geological Survey of Sweden (SGU)

Kaj Lax is originally from Ostrobothnia, Finland. He studied geochemistry at Åbo Akademi University, and is a Doctor of Technology at the Luleå University of Technology.
He has been Head of Department for Mineral Resources at SGU since 2010; before this he was the Head of the Mineral Information Resources Office in Malå.

Lennart Gustavsson


Lennart Gustavsson has extensive experience of working in politics. He has been involved in Swedish politics at the local, regional and national level for almost 25 years. He was a member of parliament from 1998 to 2006, during which time he was also a member of the Nordic Council.

Jan Ots

CEO, Nordic Publishing

Nordic Publishing Sweden AB is a leading Nordic advisory firm focused on strategic communication in the mining and recycling industries.
Strategic long-term or short-term project management targeting mineral and associated industries.
Orchestrate events like annual conferences on Mining and Minerals and Circular Materials Conference.
Works with issues regarding producer responsibitlity

Studies in Engineering focusing on Mining and Metallurgy- civil engineering and industry minerals.
Bergsskolan – The Swedish School of Mining and Metallurgy- LTU
BS (eq)in Economics and Business University of Uppsala.