Carl Björkman

Carl Björkman
  • Director and Head, International Organizations and Government Affairs, World Economic Forum

MA in International Relations and MLitt in Management, Economics and Politics, University of St. Andrews, Scotland; Executive Master's in Global Leadership, INSEAD, Columbia University, London Business School and Wharton; executive education modules, INSEAD and Harvard Kennedy School of Government. Former: Nordic equity journalist, Bloomberg; Counter Terrorism Fellow, United Nations; Programme Manager, European Commission. Since 2008, with the World Economic Forum; former Director and Head of Europe; currently Director and Head of International Organizations and Government Affairs, responsible for relations with international organizations, the Informal Gathering of World Economic Leaders (IGWEL) programme, the Global Agenda Council on the Arctic, and the Global Agenda Council on Fragility, Violence and Conflict; also responsible for Strategic Dialogues, the Global Issues Group (GIG), and the Forum's overall coordination with the G20 and B20 processes. Member of the Board, several non-profit organizations, including garagErasmus, Turnlight and Waterberry Development Organisation.