Dr. Ulrica Sehlstedt

Managing Partner

Board of directors

Global Practice Leader, Healthcare & Life Sciences

Education

Stockholm University
PhD Biophysics
Chalmers University of Technology
M.Sc. Chemical Engineering

Past Experience

LightUp Technologies AB
CEO

Ulrica is a Partner in Arthur D. Little’s Stockholm office and heads the Global Healthcare and Life Sciences Practice.

Her work includes strategy development, opportunity assessment, complex procurement, operational & commercial due diligence, change management, and program management, for healthcare suppliers (pharma, Medtech, and biotech companies), providers (public and private), and investors.

Ulrica is passionate about the role of life science research and development as a lever for prosperity and health. 

Before joining Arthur D. Little in 2007, Ulrica spent seven years as CEO of a molecular diagnostics start-up. She has also been a member of the Swedish Research Council’s Scientific Council for Medicine for six years, and served as a Member of the 2007 and 2016 national expert panels in Life Science Technologies for Future Research Leaders, a program launched by the Swedish Foundation for Strategic Research. 

Recent Publications

COVID-19 – FOCUSING ATTENTION ON THE NEXT TRANSFORMATION IN HEALTHCARE
Essentially the pandemic has shown the strengths and weaknesses of the global healthcare sector – and the opportunities that exist for improvement and transformation. While demonstrating what can be achieved through global collaboration, COVID-19 has also shone a harsh light on the disparities in healthcare access between developed and developing countries.
Hyper-collaboration in the healthcare and life science industry – The new imperative
The COVID-19 pandemic demonstrated the ability of the healthcare and life science industry to respond to unexpected needs with unprecedented speed. However, independent of the pandemic, the industry was already facing transformation in light of multiple, highly disruptive innovations not only in the traditional field of drug modalities but also in related fields such as digital, AI, data, and medical devices.
Data-driven Healthcare
Following on the heels of other industries, the healthcare sector is undergoing a critical transformation to become data driven. As this revolution comes to the forefront, technology trends are emerging, but other interconnected factors related to both how data is gathered or analyzed and how stakeholders are involved can enable or hinder the change. Everything is digital, but healthcare a little less so.
Transforming healthcare – How curative therapies will disrupt the market
The shift to curative treatments promises to transform the entire healthcare ecosystem. Patients whose conditions were previously managed through ongoing, long-term medication can now be cured through specific courses of treatment. This transforms their lives – but, as this article explains, it also has a disruptive effect on the wider market, shifting payers’ expenditure, increasing the importance of first-mover advantage for pharmaceutical companies, and changing care models for healthcare providers.

Ulrica is a Partner in Arthur D. Little’s Stockholm office and heads the Global Healthcare and Life Sciences Practice.

Her work includes strategy development, opportunity assessment, complex procurement, operational & commercial due diligence, change management, and program management, for healthcare suppliers (pharma, Medtech, and biotech companies), providers (public and private), and investors.

Ulrica is passionate about the role of life science research and development as a lever for prosperity and health. 

Before joining Arthur D. Little in 2007, Ulrica spent seven years as CEO of a molecular diagnostics start-up. She has also been a member of the Swedish Research Council’s Scientific Council for Medicine for six years, and served as a Member of the 2007 and 2016 national expert panels in Life Science Technologies for Future Research Leaders, a program launched by the Swedish Foundation for Strategic Research. 

Recent Publications

COVID-19 – FOCUSING ATTENTION ON THE NEXT TRANSFORMATION IN HEALTHCARE
Essentially the pandemic has shown the strengths and weaknesses of the global healthcare sector – and the opportunities that exist for improvement and transformation. While demonstrating what can be achieved through global collaboration, COVID-19 has also shone a harsh light on the disparities in healthcare access between developed and developing countries.
Hyper-collaboration in the healthcare and life science industry – The new imperative
The COVID-19 pandemic demonstrated the ability of the healthcare and life science industry to respond to unexpected needs with unprecedented speed. However, independent of the pandemic, the industry was already facing transformation in light of multiple, highly disruptive innovations not only in the traditional field of drug modalities but also in related fields such as digital, AI, data, and medical devices.
Data-driven Healthcare
Following on the heels of other industries, the healthcare sector is undergoing a critical transformation to become data driven. As this revolution comes to the forefront, technology trends are emerging, but other interconnected factors related to both how data is gathered or analyzed and how stakeholders are involved can enable or hinder the change. Everything is digital, but healthcare a little less so.
Transforming healthcare – How curative therapies will disrupt the market
The shift to curative treatments promises to transform the entire healthcare ecosystem. Patients whose conditions were previously managed through ongoing, long-term medication can now be cured through specific courses of treatment. This transforms their lives – but, as this article explains, it also has a disruptive effect on the wider market, shifting payers’ expenditure, increasing the importance of first-mover advantage for pharmaceutical companies, and changing care models for healthcare providers.

More About Ulrica
  • Stockholm University
    PhD Biophysics
  • Chalmers University of Technology
    M.Sc. Chemical Engineering
  • LightUp Technologies AB
    CEO