Tommy Rönngren is a venture capitalist who invests in 'soft values'. He is the co-founder and co-owner of the champagne house HATT et SÖNER, as well as co-owner and director of Fotografiska “The Museum of Photography” in Stockholm, Sweden. He also has a large private art collection.
Parallel to his successful career in business and his passion for business development, he endulges in activities that stimulate all the senses. His plans for the future include opening Fotografiska in London, pushing for Corporate Social Responsibility and starting a Photography Art Fund.
If there was one piece of art you could feature in, which would it be and why?
“The Last Supper” by Leonardo da Vinci, because I am curious about what all the disciples were discussing.
Who inspires you and why? An artist, a family member, someone current or historical?
The positive energy that comes from all artists or individuals who are passionate about what they are doing.
What are your cultural aspirations? What do you still want to see, do and achieve?
To create a platform where corporate social responsibility meets photography, art, music, food and wine all at the same time!
What are your favourite cultural cities in the world and why?
St Petersburg, Russia, as it's a city with a very rich history where every little detail has a story; Stockholm, Sweden, as it has a fantastic combination of old culture and new design; and New York and London, for their raw creative energy.
What are you up to at the moment and where can we find it?
I am currently working on establishing Fotografiska “The Museum of Photography” in London.