Interview with Luxbright Business Developer Erik Rudenstam
What is your main responsibility at Luxbright?
I work with business development and project management. My main responsibility as of now is the project management of ColdNano-X. As project manager I manage and coordinate efforts linked to our project as well as manage the contact with, and reporting to, the EU. Additionally, I work on the ISO 9001 certification process and general business development related activities. As such my work includes a lot of research and analysis of applicable regulations in order to ensure that the company and its products adhere to the standards defined in these regulations.
What’s your background?
I have a bachelor in Economics and am currently, parallel to working full time for Luxbright, writing my master’s thesis as part of the MSc programme ‘Innovation and Industrial Management’ at the School of Business, Economics and Law here in Gothenburg. I started off as a business development intern at Luxbright in June 2017 before getting a permanent position in January 2018. Prior to Luxbright, I have several years of experience as a mortgage officer but was intrigued by the prospect of changing fields.
What do you like most about working at Luxbright?
There is much that can be said about the benefits from working here. We have a great working atmosphere with a diverse and multinational team. From this alone, I believe the benefits are immense as the different perspectives and cultural experiences of the team leads to great discussions and well-informed decisions. I have studied abroad both in Spain and the US and the internationality of Luxbright appealed highly to me when I initially applied for the internship 2017.
What do you like to do off work hours?
On my time off I like to stay active. I work out 4-5 days per week and play rugby on top of that. Additionally, I like to spend time with family and friends and also travel as much as I can, both domestically and internationally.
What’s your motto?
I have never really had a motto per sé but if I would have to pick one it would be ‘Si adelante no vas, altrasarás.’ That one I picked up when I was studying in Barcelona and it basically means ‘he who does not advance goes backwards’. It’s a nice phrase to encourage you to always push forward and not let any hard times bring you down.