Board of Directors

The Board of Directors is responsible for policy making and strategic decisions concerning Läkarmissionen's operations.

The members of the Board of Directors are elected by the Advisory Board at Läkarmissionen's Annual Meeting in April, and each member is usually elected for a period of three years. 

The Board consists of twelve members (presented below) and has two operational committees, one handling national issues concerning Läkarmissionen's Swedish head office and one committee for Läkarmissionen's international operations.

If you have suggestions to the Nomination Committee, please contact Hans Hallström at hans.hallstrom@lakarmissionen.se or 08-620 02 00.

Pictured: the Board of Directors before the 2019 Annual Meeting.

 

The 2019 Members of the Board:

 

CHRISTIAN HOLMGREN
Board Member since 2014. Engineer, Stockholm. Special interest in Southeast Asia, education and support for children, and children with special needs. Consultant in corporate and project management. Previous assignments/appointments: Humanitarian and missionary work in Bangladesh, Head of Administration at PMU, Pentecostal Director, Vice-President of Dagengruppen.

ERIK KENNET PÅLSSON
Board Member since 2014. Deacon in the Catholic Church, Diocese of Stockholm, Tyresö. Considers literacy aid to be especially important. Church planter and author in ecumenism. Member of the Board of the Swedish Soldiers' Homes Association.

MARGARETA ARVIDSSON
Board Member since 2008. Teacher, Vrigstad, Sweden. Committed to social aid, literacy, training & education and leadership issues. Previous assignments/appointments: 36 years as a missionary and 23 years as Swedish Vice Consul in Bolivia.

BO GULDSTRAND
President. Member of the Board since 1995. Entrepreneur, Stockholm. Engaged in Läkarmissionen’s literacy programmes and projects in Eastern Europe. President of Human Bridge. Previous assignments/appointments: corporate executive, various directorships.

STAFFAN HELLGREN
Vice-President. Member of the Board since 2009. Vicar/Area Dean, Church of Sweden, Danderyd, Stockholm. Special interest in microcredits as a development tool. Previous assignments/ appointments: Director of Ersta Diakoni, Director of Stockholms Stadsmission, Port Chaplain in Egypt.

AGNETA LILLQVIST BENNSTAM
Member of the Board since 2005. Doctor, Ludvika, Sweden. Primarily interested in healthcare and development issues in Africa. Works in insurance medicine. Member of the Uniting Church in Sweden’s reference group for health and medical care. Worked for 17 years as a missionary in
DR Congo, and as a company doctor.

GUNNAR SWAHN
Appointed in 2016 from Läkarmissionen’s Advisory Board. Extensive experience in social aid work for PMU and the Filadelfia Church in Stockholm. Member of the International Steering Group and international working groups of the Pentecostal Alliance of Independent Churches.

HANNA MÖLLÅS
Appointed to the Board in 2017. Former member of the Läkarmissionen Advisory board. Midwife, sexologist and therapist from Huskvarna, Sweden. Committed to sexual and reproductive health issues. Runs a counselling service with therapy and lectures on sexuality and relationships.

MARIA WISS
Board Member since 2014. Deacon in the Church of Sweden, Jönköping, Sweden. Passionate about training & education and self-sufficiency issues. 25 years as a CEO and corporate executive in the hotel and restaurant industry. Experience of and commitment to development aid in India.

NILS ARNE KASTBERG (NOT IN PHOTO)
Board Member since 2007. Consultant in humanitarian aid, Örebro, Sweden, and Miami, USA. Committed to children’s issues and children’s rights. Previous assignments/appointments: Over 40 years of management experience at the UN, for example as Head of UNICEF in Sudan.

CHRISTINE RYDBERG (NOT IN PHOTO)
Appointed to the Board in 2019, after some years in Läkarmissionen's Advisory Board. CFO & Administrative Manager at Stockholm Chamber of Commerce. Lives in Stockholm. 

JOHAN SIGGE (NOT IN PHOTO)
Läkarmissionen Board Member since 2019, previous chairman for IAS, which is now a part of Läkarmissionen. Business Developer at Kommuninvest. Lives outside of Örebro, Sweden.