Our Board of Directors, MD and auditors

Our board, nominated by the responsible ministry, Ministry of Enterprise and Innovation, includes a Chairperson and seven members.

The members have extensive experience in 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: 1951
Board member since: 2016
Education: B.A./MBA Marketing, Lund University.
Board appointments: Holms Intressenter AB (chariman), Enklare Ekonomi AB (chariman), INR AB (member)Willo AB (member).
Former board appointments: AudioDev AB (member)Time Care AB (member), Bindomatic AB (member), Lamiflex AB (member), Kungshagens Montessoriskola (member & founder), Toolex Int N.V.

Fredrik Arp, member of the board

Born: 1953
Board member since: 2016
Education: M.Sc. Economics and Hon. D.B., Lund University.
At present: Own company.
Board appointments: Nolato AB (chairman), Bravida Holding AB (chairman), Vattenfall AB (member).
Former board appointments: Mediplast AB (chairman), 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 (chairman), Confederation of Swedish Enterprise (member), Technogym SpA (member), Parques Reunidos (member), Nuevolution AB (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: Executive Advisor, 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: Tredje AP-fonden (Vice Chairman), member of Åke Wibergs stiftelse, Euroclear Sweden, Chief Credit Officer in Cordet, SVCAs Tillsynsnämnd and Ahlströmska stiftelsen.
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: World Water Council, Swedish Leadership for Sustainable Development, Water Aid, Expert Group for Aid Studies.

Hanna Lagercrantz, member of the board

Born: 1970
Board member since: 2015
Education: M.Sc. SSE, MPhil Economics Cambridge University, UK.
At present: Investment Director, Division for State-Owned Enterprises, Ministry of Finance.
Board appointments: SEK (member), RISE (member), Almi (member).
Former board appointments: Sweden House, Fouriertransform, SOS Alarm, SBAB Bank, Svenska Skeppshypotekskassan, LKAB, 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 Université 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, IFAD, International Fund for Agricultural Development.
Board appointments: Give a Future, Neuroinvent, Reach for Change, Hugo Stenbecks Stiftelse.

Mikael Sandström, member of the board

Born: 1967
Board member since: 2017
Education: M.Sc. and Dr Econ, Stockholm School of Economics.
At present: Advisor in own company, Y&M Sandström AB.
Board appointments: Tredje AP-fonden (member)

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 Economics and 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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