Johan Ekengard is one of the Swedish Dad, who opted to take his pat leave. Johan and his partner shared parental leave equally for their children: seven-year-old Ebbe¸ five-year-old Tyra¸ and one-year-old Stina. Both took approximately nine months of parental leave with each child. He's working as a Development Engineer at Sandvik Mining and RockTechnology in Sweden. At the start of his career, he studied material science and metallurgy at KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm where he last year finally completed his PhD degree in Metallurgical Process Science. With 20 years of career experiences in the steel and foundry engineering industry, he is also an active leader of a group Swedish scouts – guiding and scouting young Swedish people prepared for life! Above all, he spends most of his free time with his three kids and wife and really enjoys trail running, biking and sailing.