Throughout my studies I travelled and worked frequntly abroad, which gave me a multi-cultural understanding and an important platform for my future career. Since then, I have worked in a number of countries and my professional life always had an international focus.
I have 25 years of experience as a leader in international companies, mainly in the areas of sales, marketing and general management and participated in several start-ups, closures, mergers & acquisitions and restructuring of enterprises in different industrial areas. In addition to the commercial and legal components in connection with these organizational changes, it also taught me to understand and deal with the human dimension.
A summary of my professional experience:
- Seven years of experience of export promotion and business development within the Swedish Trade Council in Mexico, Spain and Venezuela
- Ten years as Managing Director, Regional Manager, Marketing and Sales Manager in the medical device industry (Tamro and Molnlycke Health Care)
- Several years of participation in international management teams
- Four years in leading positions in telecom (TeliaSonera), primarily dealing with set-up and restructuring of foreign operations
- One year as interim manager in the dental sector
- Set-up and running of management consulting firms in Sweden and Spain
- Experience of Corporate Governance from a listed international company
- Member of the Board of Directors in several companies, associations and foundations
- Since a couple of years, active as consultant, advisor, interim manager, mentor and Board member
- Various commercial and non-profit missions and projects in Africa, including as advisor within East Africa Business Forum, Global Medical Organization and International Business Solutions, project manager for a Rotary project in the slums of Nairobi and Financial & HR Coordinator for Doctors without Borders in Angola
- Fluent in six languages: Swedish, Spanish, English, Portuguese, French and German
As a person, I am open, structured and driving. I am also a problem-solver with great social skills and driven by curiosity and thirst for knowledge.
I have a genuine interest and commitment to other people and it is a great satisfaction for me to see others grow and develop.