Meet the team

We are a small international team of committed staff members guided by a Board of Directors and supported by the Swedish Royal Family. From our offices in the heart of Stockholm, we work with our global network of UN partners, the private sector, international organisations, academia, and civil society.

Ulrika Nilsson

Managing Director

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+46 (0) 706 337 973
 
As Managing Director, Ulrika is responsible for managing and developing Global Child Forum in order to reach the organization’s overall vision: all parts of society to protect and support children’s rights. She brings to the role extensive experience in building partnerships and leveraging networks in order to create opportunities to address some of the world’s most pressing challenges. Previously, Ulrika was Director of Development at Lund University in charge of philanthropic partnerships and funding for strategic research and education, both in Sweden and abroad. With more than 20 years’ experience from the financial and banking sector, Ulrika has served on several boards and is a Corporate Senior Advisor to Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI). She graduated from the School of Economics and Management, Lund University, with an MSc in Business and Economics.

Adrien Askmo

Analyst

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+46 (0)70 853 45 95
 
Adrien joined the Global Child Forum at the start of 2016 and since then has worked in both research and in contributing to the Forum process. Prior to joining Global Child Forum, he worked at the Stockholm Policy Group, a management consulting firm specializing in peace, security and development, and international law and human rights. While there he worked on reports for various development agencies analyzing their out-of-country programs with a focus on conflict sensitivity.
He has also worked as a teacher in Thailand, France and the United Kingdom. He earned an MA in International Relations from the University of Warwick, where he graduated first in his year. He also received a BA in History, with a minor in Economics, from Westminster College.

Tony Bearder

Finance and Administrations

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+46 (0)70 853 46 74
 
Tony is responsible for Global Child Forum’s finance and administration. He has a Bachelor degree i Finance and Accounting from Sheffield University, England and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales. His latest previous employment was 15 years as a business controller in northern europe’s largest independent school organisation.

Elsa Crafoord

Programme Coordinator

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+46 (0)72 387 67 59
Twitter: @elsacrafoord
 
As Programme Coordinator, Elsa contributes to the Forum process, communications and research. She joined Global Child Forum in the spring of 2015. Prior to joining the organisation, Elsa worked as a volunteer teacher for the Student and Youth Congress of Burma on the Thai Burmese border. She has also worked for Doctors without Borders as a Field HR Trainee and operated on a project to integrate research in the field work for physicians. She has graduated from Södertörn University with a bachelor’s degree in International Health.
 

Eva Glückman

Partnership Manager

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+46 (0)72 350 57 29
 
As Partnership Manager, Eva is responsible for the development and maintenance of our global and regional network of partners and ensures that we have the right partnerships in place to impact business and policy frameworks. Prior to joining Global Child Forum, Eva was
Head of the International Department at the law firm, Familjens jurist. She was also an International Senior Advisor at the Swedish Parliament and has served as a career diplomat at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Eva has a Master of Laws (LL.M) in Public International Law, Human Rights and Humanitarian Law from the Raoul Wallenberg Institute of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law and a Bachelor of Law (LL.B) from University of Lund.

Martin Hallberg

Children’s Rights and Business Atlas Manager

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+46 (0)73-3814127
 
As the Global Child Forum’s Children’s Rights and Business Atlas Manager, Martin works with businesses and strategic partners worldwide in order to find common answers on how to best integrate children’s rights into business operations by means of using the data driven Atlas tool. Martin holds a M.Sc. in political science from Uppsala University and Sciences-Po in Paris and combines a mix of experience from both the developmental landscape (UNIDO, Ministry for Foreign Affairs and International IDEA) as well as the private sector. Martin also lectures on sustainability for business throughout the Nordics and has a deep interest in finding robust solutions to complex issues where development and business meet.

Gabrielle Iselius

Programme Manager

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+46 (0)72 160 04 30
Twitter: @g_iselius
 
In her role as Programme Coordinator Gabrielle works with planning, coordinating and implementing activities connected to our forums and research. Gabrielle holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Global Studies from the University of Gothenburg, where she studied sustainable development, political economy and project management. Since receiving her degree, Gabrielle has worked within the field of children’s rights, working with unaccompanied refugee children from 2012-2013, and most recently with fundraising, events and administration at World Childhood Foundation. Gabrielle joined Global Child Forum in 2015.

Karin Källén

Digital Communication Manager

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+ 46 (0) 70 853 46 72
 
As Digital Communication Manager, Karin is responsible for developing the communication within our digital platforms, channels that help us spread our knowledge around children’s rights. She has ten years of experience from international communication within the private sector and held previous positions as Digital marketing specialist, Marketing manager and Head of marketing. She studied Media Communication at Linköping University and also holds a Bachelors Degree within Media Management from Linnueaus University. Karin joined the team in 2017.

Linda Lodding

Communication Manager

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+46 (0)72 387 0248
Twitter: @lindalodding
 
As Communication Manager, Linda is responsible for bringing our work, and our message, to our stakeholders. She has long career in communications both in the private and public sector working for UN-affiliated organisations such as The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), the United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO and the Dag Hammarskjöld Foundation. Her public sector work is augmented by assignments in advertising, internet consulting and brand development. She holds an undergraduate degree from Barnard College, Columbia University and an MBA from the Stern School of Business, New York University. Linda joined Global Child Forum in 2015.

Fiona Rotberg

Research Director

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+46 (0)72 150 30 39
 
As Research Director, Fiona is responsible for directing, producing, and showcasing our research studies and tools, as well as our research partnerships. Fiona has worked in both the private and public sectors during the past 25 years, including as a consultant for Arthur D. Little, assistant professor in Political Science at Uppsala University and acting Executive Director at the Dag Hammarskjöld Foundation. Fiona holds an undergraduate degree from Oberlin College, a Master’s Degree from Tufts University, and a Ph.D. with distinction in International Law and Natural Resources from Tufts and Harvard Universities. Fiona joined Global Child Forum in 2015.

Josefin Smeds

Researcher

Email Josefin
+46 (0)72 387 67 33
Twitter: @jsmeds42
 
Josefin has previously worked as an international coordinator at Katrineholm municipality, supporting local and international projects from inception to successful funding applications and implementation. She has managed research projects on various issues related to sustainability for the Dag Hammarskjöld Foundation, SIANI (Swedish International Agricultural Network Initiative), Naturskyddsföreningen among others. Josefin holds a Master’s Degree in International Development and Management from Lund University in Sweden. On a voluntary basis, she has been the secretary of the board and a project manager for the Swedish youth sustainability network PUSH Sverige.
 

Katarina Sundvisson

Executive Assistant

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+ 46 (0)72 964 70 50
 
Katarina is the Global Child Forum Executive Assistant and also serves as the Secretary of the Global Child Forum Board.

Nina Vollmer

Researcher

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+ 46 (0) 73 381 40 66
Twitter: @VollmerNina
 
As Researcher, Nina’s main area of responsibility is to lead the work on the Corporate Benchmark Studies on children’s rights that Global Child Forum produces in collaboration with Boston Consulting Group. In addition to this work, she also takes on other smaller research projects. She has previously worked at the Dag Hammarskjöld Foundation, the Swedish Teacher’s Union, the Swedish Fellowship of Reconciliation – SweFOR in Colombia and SonyEricsson. She has also held the voluntary position of group secretary for Amnesty Business Group Sweden. She has a Master’s Degree in Political Science with a focus on human rights and development from Lund University in Sweden. Nina joined Global Child Forum in 2015.

"When you see children as stakeholders in their roles as consumers, future and current employees, tomorrow’s leaders and rights bearers whose lives are affected by business on a daily basis, you realise that there is enormous potential in taking their interests into account and making it part of your core business!”

Words from Nina

“Our communication challenge is to widen the discourse on children’s rights issues beyond charity and showcase that real change is possible within the business sector when children are considered as important stakeholders; this refrain takes not a soloist but a whole chorus.”

Words from Linda

“One of our research goals is to support businesses as they make key decisions that affect not only their operations – but also our children. Our research helps guide companies to identify, assess and monitor the risks their operations pose to children. With full understanding of how children and their rights apply to their activities and relationships, companies can proactively respect and support them.”

Words from Fiona

"Research is a crucial part of Global Child Forum and I find it exciting to be able to provide companies with the knowledge, tools and inspiration they need to step up their work in protecting and supporting children's rights."

Words from Josefin

"I feel inspired by our work and contribution towards widening and challenging the children's rights dialogue between sectors and stakeholders and then to see the great response is truly inspiring!"

Words from Elsa

"With the influence business is having on society, governments alone can’t be the drivers of change to secure children’s rights globally. With the help of our partnerships, and a well-established methodology, Global Child Forum has the means to bridge the gap between public and private actors."
 

Words from Eva

“There are well-deserved benefits to reap for those who pave the way to a sustainable and inclusive society where children are respected, cherished and cared for on their journey to adulthood. For me, aatalyzing this change is what Global Child Forum is all about."

Words from Martin

"I feel so privileged being able to work for children´s rights and within digital communication at the same time. My wish is to develop our digital channels so that Global Child Forum can continue to spread our knowledge on children´s rights, and enlighten the world on how businesses can help creating a better world for our children."

Word from Karin

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