Anders Hedenstedt was born in Sweden in 1947. In 1972 he graduated with a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering from the Royal University of Technology in Stockholm.
Anders Hedenstedt has spent his entire life working in the energy sector, for example in board and supervisory board positions in several energy companies in Sweden, Norway, Finland and Germany. He was also Chairman of the Supervisory Boards of “Energy in Sweden”, Geode and the Swedish branch of the World Energy Council for several years. Since 1994 he has been a member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences.