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Alexander Bard was born on March 17, 1961. He lives in Stockholm, Sweden where he works as a composer and record producer for Stockholm Records (whose most successful artist in North America so far is the modern rock band The Cardigans), which he co-owns with his partners and PolyGram, the world's biggest record company.

Bard was a student at the Stockholm School of Economics and Political Science, where he majored in Economic Geography. He regularly gives lectures at the School and his clients include major Scandinavian companies like Ericsson, Volvo and Astra. Bard also teaches at Swedish government institutions and the Swedish Police Force. As part of the Swedish political >scene, he is a well-known and constantly newsworthy contributor through both TV, newspapers and magazines.

Following intense studies of all the major world religions, Alexander Bard converted to Zoroastrianism in 1983. He had his navjote performed in 1997 by Mobed Kamran Jamshidi in Gothenburg. Bard is a member of the Swedish Zoroastrian Society and a board member of the Stockholm-based organization HANZAR (Hanjamana Zarathushtri).

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