Return to Rail

by Jörgen Eriksson on June 17, 2015


Last Wednesday, we brought a delegation from the Kenya Railway Corporation to visit the Railway Museum in Gävle in Sweden, the national museum for Sweden’s railway history. The Swedish Railway Museum is tasked with acquiring, preserving and providing knowledge about Swedish railway history based on the national collection.


The Kenya Railway Corporation (KRC) runs a railway museum in Nairobi, Kenya, adjacent to Nairobi railway station. The museum represents the historical growth of the country and narrates the tale of Kenya´s evolvement, as the railway was central to the development of the former British colony. The emergence of a new central business district in Nairobi will take place on the surroundings of the railway station and the museum.

imageThe purpose of the visit to Gävle was experience exchange and to sign an agreement of intent, to share knowledge, ideas and professional networks in order to increase efficiency and value to both businesses.

The Managing Director of the Swedish Railway Museum, Robert Sjöö, gave a presentation which is captured in the video below.

In the audience we can see both the Chairman of KRC, General Jeremiah Kianga, and the Managing Director, Atanas Maina Kariuki.

The Swedish Railway Museum

I took some pictures from the Nairobi Railway Museum when I visited the site in March this year.


About Jörgen Eriksson :

Jörgen Eriksson is the founder of Bearing and is the Chairman of the firm since it was created. He has successfully expanded Bearing into covering projects on four continents. He is also Adjunct Professor of Innovation Management at the International University of Monaco and at Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya in Barcelona and he is an active member of the Founders Alliance organisation.

Working with consulting engagements across Bearings practices, he has over the past fifteen years participated in and supervised a large number of client projects, from innovation system development and place development and branding, to merger and acquisition assignments and leading edge research and business development activities for key clients.

His new book, Branding for Hooligans, will be published in 2015. It is about how innovation and branding are key survival factors in our modern times of hyper competitive markets.

Prior to Bearing, he was Director of Europe, Middle East, and Africa for Trema Treasury Management, a technology and consulting services provider, supplying financial software solutions for the global financial industry, Clients included The European Central Bank, Citibank, SEB, South African reserve Bank, Deutsche Bank, Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (ADIA), as well as many other large financial institutions and Fortune 500 companies.

Early in his career Eriksson was educated at the Stockholm School of Economics, where he studied economics, financial economics and philosophy. He then worked in Scandinavian investment banks and also for the Swedish Institute of National Defense Research.

You can contact Jörgen on e-mail, connect on LinkedIn onörgen-eriksson/0/38/8a0/ and follow him on twitter on joreri508.

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