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Lars Bjork

Former CEO


Lars Björk led Qlik as CEO and as a member of the company’s board of directors. He oversaw the company’s initial public offering (IPO) in 2010 on the NASDAQ, which was recognized as one of the year’s top tech IPOs. Lars led the company and oversaw the acquisition of Qlik by Thomas Bravo in August 2016 for $3B. Lars is since late 2017 a “free agent” and serves on several start up boards as well as does seed investments in the tech space.

Lars is recognized as an authority on driving company culture through an accessible management style, with articles appearing in the New York Times, Forbes and Harvard Business Review, as well as speaking engagements at conferences including the CEO2CEO Leadership Summit. He was named the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year in the technology category and was named Technology CEO of the Year at the 2015 PACT Annual Enterprise Awards. More recently, he was nominated to participate in Startup America, a White House initiative to accelerate high-growth entrepreneurship, and the Clinton Global Initiative, an organization that brings together leaders to drive action on global challenges.

Before Qlik, Lars held several positions as CFO at companies such as ScandStick and Resurs Finance. He has a Degree in BA from the University of Lund, Sweden and a Degree in Engineering from Helsingborg.