Communique Peter Wallenberg

Stockholm, January 19, 2015

The Board of Directors of the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation deeply regrets to inform that its honorary Chairman Econ. Dr. h.c. Peter Wallenberg, at the age of 88, peacefully passed away in his home on Monday, January 19, 2015.

Peter Wallenberg has been a member of the Board of Directors since 1971 and was Chairman from 1982 until recently.

On behalf of the Board of Directors

Peter Wallenberg Jr   Caroline Ankarcrona   Jacob Wallenberg   Marcus Wallenberg


Oscar Stege Unger,, + 46 8-545 077 37


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The Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation was established in 1917. The Foundation’s aim is to benefit Sweden by supporting Swedish basic research and education, mainly in medicine, technology and the natural sciences. This is achieved through grants to excellent researchers and to projects. During the Foundation’s 100 years SEK 24 billion has been awarded in grants, of which SEK 1.7 billion yearly in recent years, to excellent research and education, making the Foundation the largest private funder of scientific research in Sweden and one of the largest in Europe.