AWARDS & ACHIEVEMENTS

  • Doctor of Education (honoris causa) conferred by Charles Sturt University, Australia
  • Winner of Her Majesty the Crown Princess Victoria´s Gothia Prize for best innovation
  • Nominated Swedish Manager of the Year
  • Honorary Fellow of the International Network of Customs Universities
  • Member of the Advisory Board of the International Network of Customs Universities
  • Awarded the Medal of the Republic of Kazakhstan for services as Customs Officer to the country and the international community
  • Awarded the Medal of the Republic of Azerbaijan for services as Customs Officer to the country and the international community
  • Awarded the breastplate for Honorary Customs Officer of the Republic of Azerbaijan for commendable services for the international community
  • Awards for Swedish Customs during service as head of developments; The Golden Link for best e-Government application, The Swedish Innovation Prize, World XML Application Award, The Trade & Transport EMMA Award, Top5 Bertelsmann Quality Prize, Top5 EU eGovernment Award, The Stockholm Challenge Award, The World Summit Award
  • Well known conference moderator and acknowledged speaker at more than 400 international conferences.
  • Author of the book, “The Stairway – Management of an Authorised Secure Global Supply Chain (AEO) – Capacity Building for a Customs Environment in a Changing World”, published in five languages and distributed in more than 11.000 copies
  • Author of the book, “When Elephants Fly – Customs Leadership and Management in a Globalized World”
  • Published articles in numerous national & international publications including the World Customs Journal.

NATIONAL ASSIGNMENTS

  • 1994 Responsible for training, EU Law and procedures
  • 1994–1995 Project Manager, Customs Information System
  • 1996–1998 Project Manager National Risk Management Program
  • 1998 Secretary Re-organisation Committee
  • 1998 Establishing the partnership with trade structure
  • 1998–2002 Head of Steering Committee, Stairway Concept
  • 2001- Permanent member of the Swedish e-Government Board
  • 2004 Mentor, EU project “Women to the Top”
  • 1997 –Well-known speaker, conferences and seminars.

INTERNATIONAL ASSIGNMENTS

  • 1996 EU Monitoring Action Transit
  • 1997–1999 Task Force Risk Analysis
  • 1997-2003 International projects around the world
  • 1999–2003 EU Customs 2000/2002 Committee
  • 1999–2001 WCO Information Management Sub-Committee
  • 1999– Chairman at four International Conferences
  • 1997-2004 Well-known speaker at conferences and seminars
  • 2000-2002 WCO Permanent Technical Committee
  • 2003-2005 EU Customs Policy Group
  • 2004- Senior Advisor, Policy and Strategy, SIDA Albania
  • 2006-2010 Director Capacity Building, WCO
  • 2013- Board Member, International Network of Customs Universities (INCU) Advisory Board
  • 2012- Board Member, International Summit on Borders (ISoB)

EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND

Date Institution and degree(s) or diploma(s) obtained
2014 Canberra University Masters in International Customs Law and Administration
2013 Canberra University Graduate Certificate International Customs Law and Administration
2012 Canberra University Graduate Diploma International Customs Law and Administration
2000 University of Uppsala IPF Higher Management Education
2000 Cranfield School of Management Project Management
1988 University of Uppsala University studies IT and Trend Analysis
1985-1995 Customs School Customs Education (Basic Senior Inspector Management Risk Management Tariff and Trade Affairs Audit Economics Project Management)
1983 Military Management School
1982 Higher Education Scientific concentration

EMPLOYMENT RECORD

Date Company Position
2012-to date KGH Border Services President
2012-to date KGH Border Services Vice President
2010-2012 Swedish Customs/MinFin Director Swedish Customs
2006-2010 Word Customs Organization Director Capacity Building
2005-2006 Swedish Customs (act) Deputy Director General
1996-2005 Swedish Customs/European Union 2nd Deputy DG Head of ICT & Developments/Reform/Modernization/Capacity Building/International affairs/IT and Special assignments for international institutions
1995-1996 Swedish Customs Regional Customs Office Regional Director
1991-1995 Swedish Customs HQ/Regional IT Director
1988-1991 Swedish Customs Project Manager
1984-1988 Swedish Customs Customs officer