The Rhenman File Featured

8:00pm EDT July 26, 2009

Born: Stockholm, Sweden

Education: Master of science degree in chemical engineering, The Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden

What was your very first job?

It was working for my father emptying trash baskets when I was 13. My father was a business professor, and he did a lot of consultancy work. He’s not alive anymore, but I learned a lot from him about business. He taught me that even if you think you’re an expert about something, remember that you only know a fraction. It’s good to have self-confidence but always be aware of your own weaknesses and limits.

If you had to do something else for a living, what would it be?

I would have loved being an architect. It’s a little bit of dreaming of what’s possible and creating something unique that hopefully is going to last and be enjoyable for others.