Danny Aerts resigns as CEO of The Swedish Internet Foundation next year

Danny Aerts, CEO of The Swedish Internet Foundation, has informed the foundation's board that he will resign as CEO in August 2021. The work of recruiting a new CEO begins immediately.

Danny Aerts came from Spray to The Swedish Internet Foundation in 2006 and has been CEO of the organization since then.  He has now informed the board of The Swedish Internet Foundation that he will resign as CEO in August 2021. The decision to leave is entirely his own.

- After a long professional career in various positions, including almost 15 years as CEO of The Swedish Internet Foundation, I feel that it is time to end this chapter and start another. Our organization is prosperous and stable, so I think this is a good time, says Danny Aerts, CEO, The Swedish Internet Foundation.

The best conditions

Ylva Hambraeus Björling has been granted renewed confidence as chairman of the board of The Swedish Internet Foundation for a further two-year term. She will lead the recruitment group to find a new CEO. This work will begin immediately.

- An extremely important assignment to recruit a new CEO awaits. This needs to be allowed to take time, and to be done properly. Since there's some time before Danny Aerts leaves, we have good conditions for a successful recruitment, says Ylva Hambraeus Björling, Chairman of the Board, The Swedish Internet Foundation.

Danny Aerts will continue as CEO of The Swedish Internet Foundation until August 2021, with the full confidence of the board.  The work of The Swedish Internet Foundation continues according to the strategic plan adopted by the board, which extends to the year 2022.

For more information

Olle Hallberg, Press Officer, The Swedish Internet Foundation
+46 72-003 29 91
olle.hallberg@internetstiftelsen.se

About The Swedish Internet Foundation

The Swedish Internet Foundation is an independent, business-driven and non-profit organization. We work for an internet that contributes positively to people and society.

We are responsible for the Swedish top-level domain .se and for the operation of the top-level domain .nu. The revenues from the business operations finance a number of investments in research and education with the aim of allowing internet users in Sweden to further develop their use in a conscious way, as well as provide knowledge about internet use in Sweden and the impact of digitalization on society.

Examples of our investments are the starting and meeting place Goto 10, the report Swedes and the Internet, the learning resource Digital lessons, the conference Internet Days and the measurement tool Bredbandskollen. Our vision is that everyone in Sweden wants to, dares to and is able to use the internet.