ISO President - Sweden
Ulrika Francke has been elected ISO President for a two-year term starting from January 2022 and served as President-elect in 2021. She is the Vice-President of SIS (Sweden) since 2018 and has focused on increasing engagement of the real estate and construction sector in standardization. Her broad management experience, as executive leader, chairperson and board member covers both the private and public sectors, with an emphasis on building and infrastructure.
She participated in standards development activities for the real estate and building sector as Chair of the Building Information Model (BIM) Alliance and was also the CEO of Tyréns, a consultancy that specialises in developing cities, the built environment and infrastructure solutions. Under her leadership, Tyréns evolved from a domestic to an international operation.
She left politics in 1988 when she was Vice Mayor of Stockholm, responsible for city planning, to become the CEO of Brommastaden AB, a real estate company redeveloping parts of the Bromma Airport. During her career Ms Francke served on many boards such as those of Skanska, Swedbank, Hexagon, Vasakronan and Knightec, Södersjukhuset (the South Hospital) in Stockholm and the City of Stockholm Theatre.
She has been involved in research and education, as a member of the board of the Stockholm University, the board for Building Research Council and was one of the creators of the Swedish Centre for Innovation and Quality in the Built Environment. She now chairs the government’s research program for sustainable cities and communities, and is a member of the Volvo Research and Education Foundations, VREF.
Ms. Francke was educated at the University of Stockholm and is a fellow of the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering and Sciences.