Fernando Franzén

Job title: Technical Project Manager
Location: Järfälla, Sweden
Education: M.Sc. Electrophysics


Short Personal Summary

Fernando has a double degree from KTH Royal Institute of Technology with a M.Sc. in Electrophysics and a M.A. in Classical Music from Lund University. He has a military background as an artillery observer in the subarctic environment. In addition to his military experience, he has also worked as an Electrical Engineer at Elekta and as a Treasury Risk Analyst at Länsförsäkringar Bank.
In his spare time, he plays in a symphony orchestra and enjoys running. In the winter season he skis as much as possible, while in the summer hiking and windsurfing are some of his favorite activities.


Why did you apply to the graduate program?

I have always wanted to be a part of Saab and to contribute to people’s security and also to work with the state of art technology. The Saab Graduate Leadership Program felt like the best introduction to the company and a chance to really challenge yourself.


Has your image of Saab changed during the program?

Yes, I knew that Saab was a large company but it’s bigger than I thought. The variation and the large number of products is not only in defense but also in civil.


What is it like to be a graduate at Saab?

In the beginning you think everything is planned in detail, what you should do and how you will progress, but it’s not and that’s the beauty of it. Of course some are planned but it is really up to you and that freedom and responsibility is what drives you to push yourself to learn as much as possible about Saab and your role and to find out what makes you go to work every day.

Can we contact you if we have additional questions?

Yes of course: LinkedIn