Maria Rankka is a well-regarded opinion leader with vast media experience and has written several highly profiled books. Before joining the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce, Maria was the CEO of Sweden’s leading free market think tank, Timbro. Maria has previously been a partner in fast-paced communications agency Prime PR. Prior to that she worked for Carl Bildt, Sweden’s former Prime Minister and former Foreign Minister. She holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from Uppsala University and has completed the Stanford Executive Program at Stanford Graduate School of Business.