Gerald Nagler

Honorary Chair of the Board

Gerald is one of the founders of the Swedish Helsinki Committee for Human Rights. He was Secretary General of the International Helsinki Federation for Human Rights (IHF) in Vienna from 1984 to 1992, and Chairman of the Swedish Helsinki Committee between 1992 and 2004.

Benedicte Berner

Media Analyst (Chairperson of the Board)

Benedicte is a lecturer in media and democracy at Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris. She has also lectured on freedom of expression at Harvard University and is an Associate at the Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies at Harvard. She has previously worked at the International Red Cross and IOM (International Organization for Migration) in Moscow, and as director of International Issues at the European Institute for the Media.

Anna Jonsson Cornell

Professor (Board Member)

Anna is a professor of comparative constitutional law and a lecturer in constitutional law at Uppsala University. She teaches constitutional law, comparative constitutional law, and security law. Her specialist areas include state-building processes, rule of law, rights protection, as well as international police cooperation and human trafficking.

Elisabeth Tamm

Director, Tax and Family Law, Bank of Åland (Board Member)

Elisabeth is a foundation expert and director of the Bank of Åland’s Trust Department. She is chair of the Board of the Alba Langenskiöld Foundation and the Astrid Lindgren Children’s Hospital Foundation. She also serves on a number of other boards, including the H&M Foundation and the Erling Persson Family Foundation. Elisabeth Tamm holds an LLB and an MBA from Uppsala University.

Fredrik Andersson

Entrepreneur (Board Member)

Fredrik has extensive experience in strategic communications consultancy and entrepreneurship, both in Sweden and internationally. He also has a long track record in social issues, politics, and rights. Fredrik founded the Public Affairs Section at the PR agency Prime in 1998, where he worked for 14 years. He is a member of the Board of the Swedish MEDEA Award for dramatic arts and is also a founder of Miltton Labs, of which he is currently the CEO.

Carin Norberg

Chair of the Center for Economic and Social Rights and Chair of the Nordic Africa Research Network (Board Member)

Carin holds a master’s degree in political science from Uppsala University. She has extensive experience of working with Sida, where she was employed from 1971 to 2002. She has also worked as an advisor to the office of the United Nations Commissioner for Namibia in New York and was director of the Nordic Africa Institute during the period 2006–2012. Carin has also been an active member of several boards, including the Swedish Institute of Alexandria and TI Sverige.

Christoffer Lindblad

Country Manager at Alumni (Board Member)

Christoffer is the founder of and partner at Pelago, a prominent Nordic leadership services company. Christoffer was previously country manager (Sweden) and partner at Alumni, a leading company in executive recruitment and leadership development. He has a broad network in the Nordic business community and solid experience in board and executive recruitment for large international corporations and organisations. Christoffer has a law degree from the University of Lund and has previously worked for the law firm Mannheimer Swartling.

Lars Häggström

Executive in Residence, IMD Business School (Board Member)

Lars Häggström works at IMD Business School in Lausanne, Switzerland, where he lectures and researches in the field of leadership. Previously, Lars worked as Director of Human Resources at Nordea and at Stora Enso, a company active in the field of renewable materials. He has also worked in the pharmaceutical industry in England and the United States. Lars has a degree in Behavioral Science and Economics from Uppsala University.

Election Committee

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