Torsten Lindström

Partner, Senior Vice President, Group Healthcare Director

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Torsten Lindström is a partner, Senior Vice President and Group Healthcare Director for the Rud Pedersen Group.

Torsten’s expertise is in strategic communication within the political business environment, creating value for all stakeholders at local, national, Nordic and European level. He is an experienced adviser to senior management within companies, trade associations and the public sector, with a clear focus on achieving the client´s objectives. 

Torsten chairs the Rud Pedersen Healthcare team in Brussels and the Nordics. His knowledge of the many, and varied, areas of the healthcare and welfare systems in the Nordic and EU is based on experience from several senior roles as manager, adviser and decision-maker in both the public and private sectors. He has a multiple-stakeholder approach to advising clients on the most appropriate strategic methods and the concrete steps required to reach their objectives. He can balance issues related to society in general, as well as business performance, ensuring every stakeholder’s point of view is considered. He is just at home working with Sweden, the Nordics and Europe, as well as globally with our international clients.

Torsten covers all steps of our clients’ business value chain. He has previously been a Member of the Swedish Parliament, a policy advisor in the Prime Minister's office, a member of several hospital boards and an elected politician at the municipality and regional level. Furthermore, Torsten has been Head of Public Affairs and CSR at a pharmaceutical company, also dealing with market access, business development and marketing. He has mentored Public Affairs in other countries and chaired corporate task forces at the EU and global levels.

Torsten has an Executive MBA degree, and degrees in History and Education. He has also taken courses in Management, Finance, Strategy and Healthcare.


  • 2011 - 2013: Senior Policy Advisor, Swedish Association of Local Authorities and Regions
  • 2008 - 2011: Head of Public Affairs and CSR at a pharmaceutical company
  • 2006 - 2008: Policy Coordinator, Prime Minister's Office
  • 2002 - 2006: Member of the Swedish Parliament
  • 1992 - 2006: Member, Group Leader or Chair of Municipality and County Councils Assemblies and Boards, such as Hospital Boards, and Government Agency Boards as well as the Board of the National Audit Office


  • 2016: Executive MBA
  • 2016: Executive Master of Finance
  • 2012: Executive Master of Strategy
  • 2010: Executive Master of Leadership and management
  • 2008: “Valuebased Health Care”, IFL, Stockholm School of Economics
  • 1998: Master of Education, Uppsala University
  • 1997: Master of Arts, Mälardalen University and Uppsala University

Torsten Lindström

  • Partner, Senior Vice President, Group Healthcare Director
  • Belgium