Head of Unit Financing Innovation & SMEs,
DG Enterprise and Industry,
Per-Ove Engelbrecht is Head of the Unit "Financing Innovation and SMEs" " in Directorate-General Enterprise and Industry, European Commission. In the Commission he has previously led units responsible for the automotive industry, forest-based industry and cooperatives and mutual societies. In the period 1986-1998 he was Director of the Enterprise Division at the Swedish Ministry of Industry. On behalf of the Swedish Government he set up the ALMI Group which is focussed on SME financing and consultancy. He was a member of the Board of Directors of the Swedish Industrial Credit Bank (1990-1996), the private equity fund Bure Investment plc (1992-1998) as well as of the venture capital fund Företagskapital AB (1990-1993).