Tandem Leadership

TANDEM LEADERSHIP is a cross-sectoral program designed for young leaders and professionals from Sweden and Finland.

The program provides participants with an international perspective and an excellent platform to network and learn more about respective countries.

Tandem Leadership is not a traditional leadership program. It is a structured dialogue where you both learn from and engage with each other, and from the best possible external speakers.

Tandem Leadership 2022

Tandem Leadership alumni


Tandem Leadership stretches over one year, and includes three gatherings, each held over two days. The location of the gatherings moves between Swedish and Finnish venues. The programme offers the participants an open forum for discussion with prominent speakers and with each other. Tandem Leadership is politically and religiously independent.


The programme participants are young leaders and professionals from Sweden and Finland, who have already assumed a leadership position or are highly likely to do so in the future. The participants come from different sectors in society, with different educational, political and professional backgrounds. Tandem Leadership  believes that diversity creates excellence.


All participants will be invited to join the Alumni Network, which is designed to stimulate further discussion and dialogue after the program has been completed. The Alumni Network gathers once a year and provides an excellent opportunity to further develop bilateral connections and friendships. Past participants will also receive invitations to other relevant events.


The Tandem Leadership programme was founded in 2013 by Hanaholmen and the Swedish-Finnish Cultural Foundation. Each year since then, the programme has attracted a stellar list of participants and speakers from Finland and Sweden.

The programme is funded and supported by Ekon. dr Peter Wallenberg´s Foundation for Economy and Technology.