Our Board of Directors, MD and auditors

Our board, nominated by responsible ministry (since January 1 2015, Ministry of Enterprise and Innovation), includes a Chairperson and seven members. The members have extensive experience of corporate governance, financial operations, international aid, operational experience from developing countries as well as high financial qualifications.

Our Board:

Göran Barsby, Chairman of the Board

Born: 1957
Board member since: 2016
Education: B.A./MBA Marketing, Lund University.
At present: Senior Partner/MD, Nordic Buyout, Capman AB.
Board appointments: Holms Industri AB (chariman), MPT Sweden (chariman), Vanna AB (member), Willo AB (member).
Former board appointments: AudioDev AB (member 1999-2009)Time Care AB (member 2000-2003), Bindomatic AB (member 2000-2003), Lamiflex AB (member 2001-2003), Kungshagens Montessoriskola (member & founder 1998-2003), Toolex Int´l, N.V (Chairman of Management Board (1996-1998).

Fredrik Arp, member of the board

Born: 1953
Board member since: 2016
Education: M.Sc. Economics and Hon. D.B., Lund University.
At present: Board professional, Industrial Advisor to Arle Capital Partners.
Board appointments: Nolato AB (chairman), Mediplast AB (chairman), Parques Reunidos (chairman), Vattenfall AB (member),Technogym SpA (member).
Former board appointments: Qioptiq (chairman), Hilding Anders AB (member), Thule AB (chairman), Getinge AB (vice chairman), Perstorp AB (member), Munksjö AB (member), Bröderna Edstrand AB (member), Ahlsell AB, Innovation and Chemical Industries in Sweden (member), Confederation of Swedish Enterprise (member).

Kerstin Borglin, member of the board

Born: 1960
Board member since: 2016
Education: MSc, Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, LTH, Lund University, History of Science, Lund University, African History, Stockholm University.
At present: Director, Spider (The Swedish Program for ICT in Developing Regions, Department of Computer & Systems Sciences (DSV), Stockholm University).
Board appointments: SWEACC, Swedish East African Chamber of Commerce (Vice Chairman), Honorary Consul, Consulate of Uganda in Sweden.
Former board appointments: Ericsson Lithuania (member), Ericsson Kenya (member), Advisory Board GSFF (Global Solidarity Forest Foundation), Mozambique (member).

Björn Börjesson, member of the board

Born: 1951
Board member since: 2012
Education: Bachelor of Laws.
At present: Consultant.
Board appointments: Kommuninvest i Sverige AB (chariman), Tredje AP-fonden (Vice Chairman).
Former board appointments: UC AB (chariman), Subsidiaries in the Handelsbanken Group.

Torgny Holmgren, member of the board

Born: 1954
Board member since: 2017
Education: Economist from Stockholm School of Economics
At present: Executive Director of SIWI - Stockholm International Water Institute
Board appointments: permanent observer of the Board of World Water Council, member of the Swedish Leadership for Sustainable Development and Board member of Water Aid (Sweden) and the Expert Group for Aid Studies (Sweden)
Former board appointments: He served at the World Bank in Washington DC 1995-2000, at the Board of Directors and in the Research Department in the Chief Economist’s Vice Presidency and Head Secretary of the Stockholm-based international Expert Group on Development Issues (EGDI)

Hanna Lagercrantz, member of the board

Born: 1970
Board member since: 2015
Education: M.Sc. SSE, M.Phil. Cambridge University.
At present: Investment Director, Division for State-Owned Enterprises, Ministry of Finance.
Board appointments: Swedish Space Corporation

Charlotte Salford, member of the board

Born1970
Board member since: 2014
Education: BA in International Relations, EC Law and Economics from the Universite Libre de Bruxelles and an MSc in Political Economy from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)
At present: Associate Vice President External Relations and Governance, International Fund for Agricultural Development.
Board appointments: Give a Future, Neuroinvent, Reach for Change and Hugo Stenbecks Stiftelse.

Mikael Sandström, member of the board

Born: 1967
Board member since: 2017
Education: Dr Econ
At present: Chief Economist at TCO (The Swedish Confederation of Professional Employees).

Our Managing Director:

Maria Håkansson is MD and CEO of Swedfund. Maria Håkansson has 20 years’ experience from the telecommunications industry and extensive experience from a variety of senior positions at Ericsson. Before joining Swedfund, she served as Vice President Internet of Things (IoT) at Ericsson. Maria Håkansson holds a Master of Science in Business Administration with a major in business control and accounting from the University of Stockholm.

Swedfund's auditors:

Ernst & Young AB and authorised public accountant Jennifer Rock-Baley as head accountant.

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