Erik O. Jarnryd ’87, P’18, P’19
Co-Founder, Bacaanda Foundation
Years of Service: 2014–2024
Erik O. Jarnryd is the Co-Founder of the Bacaanda Foundation, a non-profit that seeks to improve the lives of children in southern Mexico through investments in schools and technology. Prior to that, he was Chairman and CEO of Harvey Building Products, a manufacturer and distributor of exterior building products based in Waltham, Massachusetts. He had previous roles at DRI-McGraw Hill; Temple, Barker, and Sloane; and Mercer Management Consulting.
Erik graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Bates College in 1987 and earned an MBA from Harvard Business School in 1993.
As an alumnus, Erik has served as a career advisor for the Bates Center for Purposeful Work and as the host of a Purposeful Work internship. He has also served on his class’s reunion gift committee, on the Mount David Society Committee, and on host committees for alumni and student events.
Erik grew up in Sweden and Mexico. He is a dedicated soccer and golf player and an avid world traveler, a passion he shares with his wife Susanne (Class of 1987) and his three children: Andrew (Class of 2018), Anna (Class of 2019) and Lily.