Vår styrelse

Childhood´s Board of Directors

HONORARY CHAIR

Queen Silvia

Queen Silvia of Sweden founded World Childhood Foundation in 1999.

CHAIRMAN

Kenneth Bengtsson

Kenneth is Chairman of the Board for Clas Ohlson, Ahlsell, Systembolaget, Ersta Diakoni, Eurocommerce and Ung Företagsamhet Stockholm, among others. Between 20001 and 2012 Kenneth was President and CEO of ICA AB, Chairman of the Confederation of Swedish Enterprise 2010-2013 and Chairman of the Swedish Trade Federation 2005-2010.

DEPUTY HONORARY CHAIR

Princess Madeleine

Princess Madeleine of Sweden has worked with Childhood since 2006, both in Stockholm and in the USA. She has served as a member of Childhood’s Swedish Board of Directors since February 2016 and is an honorary Board member of Childhood USA

BOARD MEMBERS

Kirstine von Blixen-Finecke

KIrstine is Sweden’s Mistress of the Robes since 2016. She previously served as lady-in-waiting as well as Sweden’s First Lady of the Court and Head of Queen Silvia’s Household.

Johan Dennelind

Johan was President and CEO of Telia Company AB 2016-2019. Previously he worked as International CEO South Africa at Vodacom 2010-2013 and CEO of DiGi Telecommunications Malaysia 2008-2010.

Geoff Gage

Gage family, Co-founder

Geoff is the founder, owner and CEO of Geoffrey Carlson Gage Brand Communications, which he started in 1999.

Jessica Span

Volvo Car Sweden

Jessica is CEO of Volvo Car Sweden and has held various business roles within Volvo Cars since 2005. Prior to her current role, she was CEO of Volvo Bil AB from 2019-2020, Jessica is also Chairman of the Board of Swedish Herz.

Martin Ingvar

Martin is Professor of Neurophysiology and Integrative Medicine at Karolinska Institute, Stockholm. He is also Deputy Vice-Chancellor for Future Healthcare on Karolinska Institute’s Management Group since 2014. Martin Ingvar has served as the Director of the Osher Center for Integrative Medicine since 2007.

Sebastian af Jochnick

af Jochnick family, Co-founder

Sebastian is the founder and CEO of Retail Knowledge Sweden AB. He is also board member of the Jochnick Foundation, and partner and Investor in the investment company R12.

Madeleine Linins Mörner

Antonia Ax:son Johnson family, Co-founder

Former communications and strategy consultant through her own company Hobo Inc. Madeleine is co-founder of Fair Unlimited cooperative association, with an operative role in business development and sales. Former board member of the Svalorna Latin America Foundation.

Johan Lundgren

Partner at Bain & Company Nordic Inc. since 2001. Head of Bain & Company’s Bain Cares social initiative. MSc from the Stockholm School of Economics and MBA from Manchester Business School.



Cecilia Lundin

Telia, Co-founder

Cecilia is the Chief People Officer at Northvolt and a member of the Executive Committee. She has previously held senior HR positions at Telia Company, Kinnevik, Tele2 and Billerud, among others, and various business roles at Ericsson and Connecta.

Jane Olsson Thorburn

Jane and Dan Olsson family, Co-founder

Jane is associate professor in obstetrics and gynecology, former chief physician at the Department of Reproductive Medicine at Sahlgrenska Hospital in Gothenburg.

Anna Philip-Sörensen

Sven Philip-Sörensen family, Co-founder

Anna holds a masters in linguistics and Scandinavian studies from the University of Edinburgh and studies in complementary medicine.

Björn Rosengren

ABB, Co-founder

Björn is the President and CEO of ABB (Switzerland). He was previously President and CEO of Sandvik AB (Sweden) and Wärtsilä Corporation (Finland).

Anna Ryott

Anna is chairman of the board for Summa Equity. She is also a member of the board for Dagens Industri, Norrsken Foundation och Axel Johnson AB. Anna was earlier CEO of Swedfund,
secretary general of SOS Children’s Villages and fundraising director at UNICEF.

Sophie Stenbeck

Jan H. Stenbeck family, Co-founder

Sophie is a philanthropist and social entrepreneur with extensive experience from grassroot organizations and board assignments in charitable foundations. Founder of Imperativ, Sea Fund and Social Visionary Foundation. Chairman of the Hugo Stenbeck Foundation and active in Reach for Change.

Inge Thulin

Inge is former chairman, president and CEO of 3M Company. Inge Thulin started working for 3M in 1979 and held several senior positions in the company, including vice president, marketing director and head of Life Science.

Carina Åkerström

President and CEO of Handelsbanken. Earlier Carina served as deputy CEO and has also worked as head of region Eastern Sweden and later as head of region Stockholm. Carina holds a master of law degree from Lund University.

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