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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.

Contact CLS


Niklas Knutsson


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 everything related to CLS. 

Board of directors

Jennifer Ekström


Communication Operations Manager, IKEA Portugal 

Carl Hermelin


Customer Fulfilment Sourcing Manager, IKEA Portugal

Jorge Cifuentes


former General Manager, Atlas Copco Portugal

Hans-Erhard Reiter


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

Carlos Oliveira


Business Controller, Ericsson

Caroline Falkhorn

Secretary (Board Member)

Manager, PWC Sweden

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

Peter Billton

Board Member

CEO, Mercator Group

Rosário Trindade

Board Member

Corporate Affairs & Market Access Director, AstraZeneca

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

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

Former Ambassador of Sweden to Portugal

Michael Zell

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

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