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Sofia Birkestad Svingby

Director, Operations, International Council of Swedish Industry

Fifteen years' experience at the nexus of foreign affairs, business development, entrepreneurship and development cooperation. Formerly headed an entrepreneurship programme for youths. 2003, joined NIR; has held various positions on e.g. Zimbabwe, Myanmar and Iran and advises several multinational companies; since 2007, heads the DPRK portfolio. NIR supports sustainable business in complex markets through analysis and improvement of local conditions, particularly on peace promotion, market economy and health.