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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

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. 

Board of directors

Jennifer Ekström


Business Development & Stakeholder Management

Hans-Erhard Reiter


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

Jorge Cifuentes


former General Manager, Atlas Copco Portugal

Carlos Oliveira


Business Controller, Ericsson

Aira de Mello

Board Member

Communication & PR Director, Volvo Car Portugal

Caroline Falkhorn

Board Member

Country Manager Portugal, Aurora Innovation

Jorge Couto

Board Member

Divisional President of the Ibero-America Division, Securitas Group Management.

Michael Zell

Board Member

Former Executive Vice President, Handelsbanken

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 

Carl Hermelin

Observing Board Member

Customer Fulfilment Sourcing Manager at IKEA Group

Anna Bergström

Observing Board Member

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

Honorary Members of the Board

H.E Helena Pilsas Ahlin

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 to Sweden

Luís Borges Rodrigues

Partner at Gouveia Pereira & Associados

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.

Luis Nicolao, Fiscal Commitee
Luís Nicolau
Fiscal Commitee

Financial/Human Resources Manager, Epiroc Portugal.

João Branco
Fiscal Commitee

Director, Millennium BCP