Jerker Johansson

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Jerker Johansson
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Occupation Partner, Co-founder
Employer Blue Water Energy
Location London

Jerker M. Johansson is a partner and co-founder of Blue Water Energy, a private equity firm focused on the energy sector. He and partners Thomas Sikorski and Graeme Sword founded the firm in 2011. Before that, Johansson served for one year as chairman and CEO of UBS Investment Bank, from March 2008 until he stepped down from that position on April 27, 2009.


Johansson joined UBS in March 2008. His appointment was the fourth time the business had changed bosses in the previous 18 months. The investment banking division that Johansson inherited was responsible for almost all of the losses that UBS suffered from the 2008 credit crisis.[1]

In a 2013 interview, Johansson called his unawareness at the global LIBOR rigging scandal "a failure" and that the bank's actions were "negligent."[2]

Before joining UBS Johansson oversaw Morgan Stanley's trading business and served as co-head of Institutional Securities Sales and Trading, alongside Michael Petrick. Jerker joined Morgan Stanley in 1985 as a summer intern, and was promoted to several positions including head of Europe's equity capital markets, and chief operating officer for the institutional equity division. From 2002 to 2005, he was head of the institutional equity division in Europe.[3]

He serves on the boards of Stena International S.A., Stena Fastigheter, Stanford Graduate School of Business Advisory Board and the Morgan Library and Museum’s Board of Trustees.


Jerker holds an MSc degree in Economics from Stockholm School of Economics and an M.B.A. from Stanford Graduate School of Business. [4]