Department of Business Administration

Lund University School of Economics and Management

Chief Financial Officer and Professor of Information Systems new honorary doctors at LUSEM

Published: 2018-02-23

Chief Financial Officer at Nordea Annika Winsth and Ferguson Professor of Information Systems at Baylor University and guest professor at the Department of Computer Science at LUSEM Dorothy Leidner have been awarded honorary doctorates at LUSEM.

Chief Financial Officer at Nordea Annika Winsth becomes honorary doctor at LUSEM. Photo: Nordea 

Annika Winsth

Annika Winsth was born in Lund in 1968. She has studied at Lund University and holds degrees in both Economics and Public Administration.  

Annika Winsth has been with Nordea since the mid 1990s and is Chief Financial Officer since 2008. In this role, Annika Winsth is excelled by her expertise in economic development and economic policy. In recent years, she has become known as a clear, though capable, critic of the far-driven expansionary monetary policy.

Through the years assignments at for example the Institute for Futures Studies and the Foreign Policy Institute have been appointed to Annika Winsth and she is a member of the University Board at Lund University since the summer of 2017. In recent years, the interest in and commitment to the University and LUSEM has increased and Annika Winsth has participated in various contexts organized by, inter alia, Knut Wicksell Centre for Financial Studies, Lundaekonomerna and LINC (The Finance Society of Lund University).

Professor Dorothy Elliott Leidner of Baylor University becomes honorary doctor at LUSEM. Photo: Gittings Photography in Ft Worth

Dorothy Elliott Leidner

Dorothy Leidner, born in 1965, is the Ferguson Professor of Information Systems at Baylor University and the director of the PhD program in Information Systems. She has a regular visiting professor appointment at the Department of Informatics at the School of Economics and Management, Lund University (LUSEM). Professor Leidner received her higher education at the University of Texas at Austin, completing her BA in the Plan II program in 1986, her MBA with a specialization in Management Information Systems in 1988, and her PhD in Information Systems in 1992. Dorothy Leidner was in 2011 awarded AIS Fellow Award for outstanding contributions.

Within the fields Knowledge Management and Knowledge Management Systems, virtual groups and organizations, the use of social media in organizations, and strategies for information systems, Leidner has accomplished a lot. She has worked both theoretically and empirically and addressed practitioners as well.

As a researcher, Professor Leidner has published a large number of articles in leading journals in both Information Systems (IS) and Business Administration and has over 50 refereed publications in leading and highly regarded journals. According to, there are more than 30,000 citations to her research. She also works herself as editor of various magazines and has actively worked towards getting more women to be interested in informatics and systems science.

For a long time Dorothy Leidner has cooperated with the Department of Informatics at LUSEM. She has been a regular guest researcher, lecturer and supervisor since the late 90's. She has also worked as a mentor of researchers in the Department.

The new honorary doctors will be appointed at the Doctoral Degree Conferment Ceremony, which is the major academic event of the year, in the Lund Cathedral on 25 May, 2018.


Further information about the honorary doctors:

Fredrik Andersson, Dean at LUSEM
+46 46 222 86 76

Press contact:
Anna Löthman, Communication officer
+46 46 222 96 82