CEO and Chairman of Absolicon
Since 2013, Joakim is the CEO of Absolicon Solar Collector, a Swedish company that has developed prizewinning solar concentrators.
In his early career, he developed sustainable forestry together with his father in the Swedish company Logosol where he still is one of the major shareholders.
Outside his professional career, he served three years as Chairman at the Federation of Young Scientists, a youth organization for the advancement of science, and is the founding chairman of the Solar Energy Technician Vocational Training School in Sweden. He also initiated and chaired the Stockholm Junior Water Prize under the patronage of H.R.H. Crown Princess Victoria.
He has represented Sweden at the UN Commission of Sustainable Development and participated in several UN environmental negotiations.
For his achievements in combining science, environmental protection, and business, Mr. Bystrom has been awarded both the King Carl XVI Gustaf’s 50-Year Fund and the WWF Carl Mannerfeld prize.
He has studied engineering physics and has a University Diploma with a specialization in Technology at Uppsala University.
Joakim Byström was elected as one of the directors of Solar Heat Europe in 2020, representing the Industry category.