Mr Robert Bergqvist, born on March 21, 1963, is the SEB Group’s Chief Economist. He has been employed by the SEB since July 1997. In previous positions, Bergqvist has been responsible for the SEB’s market and trading oriented currency, interest, and credit analyses. As Chief Economist, Bergqvist is managing the SEB Research team.
Prior to SEB, Bergqvist spent nine years, from June 1988 to July 1997, at the Central Bank of Sweden, Sveriges Riksbank. Berg-qvist’s initial objective at the Riksbank was to prepare basis for monetary and exchange rate policy decisions and speeches for the Governor of the Riksbank. In the mid-1990s, Bergqvist was responsible for Sweden’s balance of payment analyses.
Bergqvist’s work for the Riksbank also involved membership of several international central bank working committees (e.g. the Bank for International Settlements and Nordic Cen-tral Bank Cooperation). Before Bergqvist left the Riksbank, he was Head of the Analysis Division of the Monetary & Ex-change Rate Policy Department.