Johan Sterte has been the rector of Karlstad University since 2017.

Prior to that, he was rector of Växjö University and Luleå University of Technology.

Sterte is also a professor of chemical technology.

- I am very much looking forward to getting to know Västmanland and the County Administrative Board's staff.

I have in several contexts had contact with the county administrative board and understood that the business has a great breadth, says Johan Sterte, in a press release.

Johan Sterte's appointment extends from the first of November 2022 to October 2025.