Studies, business and marketing, IHM Business School, Stockholm; degree, Stockholm University College of Music Education and the School of Drama, Stockholm. Has long experience as management consultant for the private sector. Former: Secretary-General, International Save the Children Alliance; Secretary-General, Save the Children Sweden; Under-Secretary General and Director of Communications, Swedish Red Cross. Since February 2011, Director-General and Member of the Board, Sida (Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency). Initiator of Sida’s network Swedish Leadership on Sustainable Development. Member: international high-level group on Redesigning Financial Development; Global Agenda Council on Sustainable Development, Global Agenda Trustee for Economic Growth and Social Inclusion, World Economic Forum. Chair of the Board, Friends, a non-profit international organization, dedicated to the prevention of bullying.