BNP Paribas becomes a partner to this year’s Brilliant Minds which once again will bring together a community of collaborators, creators and influential business leaders in Stockholm in June. “We have an important role to play in enabling and supporting positive change. Not only by advising, financing and channelling investments to positive impact projects, but also by contributing with our global network and facilitating new connections. Sharing ideas and collaborating are key accelerators of growth. “ – Eirik Winter, CEO BNP Paribas Group Nordic Region
Today Peter Carlsson, CEO of Northvolt, was unveiled as a speaker for Brilliant Minds 2022 that will take place in Stockholm in June. Other previously announced speakers are Nobel Peace Prize laureate Malala Yousafazi, Alicia Keys, Ben Gorham and Gabriela Hearst, to name a few. The overarching theme of this year’s event is “Change: One day, or day one, you decide.
“The geopolitical development, the pandemic and the transition to a sustainable net-zero economy has put the spotlight on the concept of change. Becoming one of Brilliant Minds partners is a part of our ongoing initiative to support innovation and drive development towards a more sustainable and inclusive future. A key component to this is initiating conversations across sectors, nationalities and generations. Brilliant Minds is a unique platform considering the diverse set of creative and influential leaders it brings together to share perspectives. It is this kind of inspiration that sparks new ideas and that often comes from unexpected meetings.” – Eirik Winter CEO BNP Paribas Group Nordic Region
BNP Paribas is one of the largest bank globally and the global bank with the strongest presence on the ground in the Nordic region. In the last three years, BNP Paribas has doubled revenues with the region’s clients and hired almost 200 people in the Nordic region. Today the group has over 900 people in the region across Corporate and Institutional Banking, Personal Finance, Asset Management, Wealth Management, Insurance, Factoring, Car Fleet Management and Leasing.
About Brilliant Minds
Established in 2015 by Spotify founder and CEO Daniel Ek, and serial entrepreneur Arash Pournouri, the early mission of Brilliant Minds was to spotlight the successful Swedish ‘tech ecosystem,’ and convene creative people around the Swedish values of openness, transparency, equality, trust, and social responsibility to collaborate and create impact. In 2018, the Brilliant Minds Foundation was formed, to support founders with transformative ideas to make the world more sustainable, creative, and inclusive. Our core gathering takes place every year in Stockholm, Sweden, where we bring together some of the world’s most creative and influential individuals to share new perspectives, passions and experiences. From exceptional thought leaders to powerful innovators, storytellers, and mission driven celebrities, this diverse set of pioneers inspire those around them to challenge the present, and fearlessly shape the future.