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SVT’s Head of Drama Christian Wikander has been promoted to Drama Commissioning Editor, and with that he will sit on SVT’s Board of Programming.

Wikander has filled the position which was previously filled by Hanne Palmquist, who left eight months ago.

The role of the Commissioning Editor is to find relevant stories for the Swedish audience and drive development in Swedish production.

Wikander will report to SVT Programme Director Lene Glaser.

You can read our interview with Christian Wikander here.