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ORGANISATION 

The Social Bodies of the CLS consist of a Board of Directors, the General Assembly and the Fiscal Committee. The Swedish and Portuguese Ambassadors are by inherence members of the Board.

CLS is directed by the Board of Directors and the continuous work at the secretariat is executed by the Secretary General.

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Management

Niklas Knutsson

Secretary General

The continuous work of CLS is done by the Secretary General, Niklas Knutsson, who has a background in International Business and speaks Swedish, English and Portuguese. 

Contact him for questions regarding membership, trade promotion, event planning and all things CLS. 

Sanne Persson

COMMUNICATION MANAGEMENT TRAINEE

Since November 2019, CLS has a collaboration with the Lund University in Sweden with the intention to offer inspirational trainee places and at the same time be able to recieve high level trainees. Sanne Persson has a background with a Bachelor of Arts in Media and Communication and studies Business Administration at Lund University. She speaks Swedish and English with intention to learn Portuguese. 

Contact her for questions regarding your potential of be part of CLS newsletter, communication plans,membership, and event planning. 

Board of directors

https://www.linkedin.com/in/jenniferekstrom/

Jennifer Ekström

President

Business Development & Stakeholder Management - independent consultancy
Communication Operations Manager, IKEA Portugal 

Carl Hermelin

Vice-President

Customer Fulfilment Sourcing Manager, IKEA Group

https://www.linkedin.com/in/jorge-cifuentes-a5424913/

Jorge Cifuentes

Vice-President

former General Manager, Atlas Copco Portugal

https://www.linkedin.com/in/hans-erhard-reiter-156139/

Hans-Erhard Reiter

Vice-President 

Executive Vice-President, Actelis Networks
Founder & Executive Chariman, Linkedcare

https://www.linkedin.com/in/carlos-oliveira-24a7b011/

Carlos Oliveira

Treasurer

Business Controller, Ericsson

https://www.linkedin.com/in/caroline-falkhorn-92472b36/

Caroline Falkhorn

Secretary (Board Member)

Manager, PWC Sweden

https://www.linkedin.com/in/aira-de-mello-aa8277b/

Aira de Mello

Board Member

Communication & PR Director, Volvo Car Portugal

Anna Bergström

Board Member

Stakeholder management, Galp.
Consultant in International, European and Public Affairs

Elin Boavide Berglie

Board Member

Community Lead, EMEAR Specialists, CISCO 

https://www.linkedin.com/in/peter-billton-639a716/

Peter Billton

Board Member

CEO, Mercator Group

https://www.linkedin.com/in/ros%C3%A1rio-trindade-b7554b9a/

Rosário Trindade

Board Member

Corporate Affairs & Market Access Director, AstraZeneca

https://www.linkedin.com/in/rui-matias-da-silva-52550b/

Rui Matias da Silva

Board Member

Managing Director, Oriflame Portugal 

Teresa Pala Schwalbach

Board Member

Senior Associate in the Tax department at Sérvulo & Associados and Head of the Scandinavian Desk since 2015.

Honorary Members of the Board

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H.E Helena Pilsas

Ambassador of Sweden to Portugal

H.E Henrique Silveira Borges

Ambassador of Portugal to Sweden

General Assembly

Bengt Lundborg, President - General Assembly CLS
Bengt Lundborg
President

Former Ambassador of Sweden to Portugal

Michael Zell
Vice-President

Former Executive Vice-President Handelsbanken

Lénia Lopes
Lénia Godinho Lopes
Secretary Lawyer

Lénia Godinho Lopes Advogados

Fiscal Committee

Björn Castegren, Fiscal Commitee - CLS
Björn Castegren
President

Chief Financial Officer, Securitas - Serviços e Tecnologia de Segurança,S.A.

Célia Horta
Célia Horta
Fiscal Commitee

Business Controller, Atlas Copco

João Branco
Fiscal Commitee

Director, Millennium BCP