Sweden’s ten most influential foreigners

From swim wear designers to dancers, CEOs to physiologists, Sweden is teeming with foreign talent. The Local kicks off its new series with a countdown of influential foreigners in an array of fields.

Sweden's ten most influential foreigners
Photo: Bengt Nyman; Attelje Uggla; Tony Nutley

Being in the forefront of green technology and IT, as well as a highly esteemed country for producing successful entrepreneurs, Sweden already has a good international reputation.

Nevertheless, Sweden has imported numerous high-flying individuals over the years who have made an indelible mark on the country’s society.

The Local has picked ten of them to highlight in order to give our readers an idea of how foreingers have had an impact on contemporary Sweden.

To qualify, candidates needed to have come to Sweden as adults and currently live in Sweden.

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Presented in no particular order, some of the names on the list may not be instantly recognizable, but each is a leader in their respective field.

Who did we miss? Add your picks in the comments section below.

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