Fredrik Franke joins Global Child Forum in the new role of Head of External Relations and Engagement

Fredrik Franke has been appointed as Head of External Relations and Engagement  at Global Child Forum, tasked with strengthening the organization’s strategic collaborations and partnerships.  He assumed his role on 10 September.

STOCKHOLM,19 OCTOBER 2020

Global Child Forum, a leading children’s rights and business platform, is pleased to announce that Fredrik Franke has joined the organization as Head of External Relations and Engagement.  In this new role, Fredrik is responsible for identifying, developing and strengthening Global Child Forum’s partnerships and strategic collaborations in order to help the organization activate the corporate sector to support children’s rights.

“We are delighted to welcome Fredrik to Global Child Forum,” said Cajsa Wiking, Secretary General of Global Child Forum.  “Vibrant partnerships are key to helping Global Child Forum drive change in the corporate sector and achieve our mission. With Fredrik’s extensive background in sustainable business, and an energy and focus to this challenge, he will help us develop strategic alliances, strengthen our existing partnerships and put children’s rights on the sustainability agenda. He’s a great addition to the organization’s competent team.”

“I’m excited to join Global Child Forum, helping develop the organization’s work at the nexus of children’s rights and business,” said Fredrik Franke. “This work is  especially important as the pandemic is reversing so many of the strides made in children’s rights over the past decade.  Now, more than ever, urgent action is needed among the business sector to ensure that children today can lead healthy, just and prosperous lives tomorrow.”

Fredrik has over twenty years’ experience in sustainable business from organizations such as Ericsson, PwC, OX2 and Peas Industries.  He also serves on the board of NMC, the Swedish Association of Sustainable Business and a holds a degree in Political Science from Stockholm University.

About Global Child Forum

Founded in 2009 by the Swedish Royal Family, Global Child Forum is a leading forum for children’s rights and business dedicated to innovative thinking, knowledge-sharing and networking.  We believe in the power and responsibility of business, working in partnership with all parts of society, to create a prosperous, sustainable and just society for the world’s children. In addition to our forums, Global Child Forum delivers research perspectives, best practices and risk assessment tools designed to unlock opportunities for business to integrate children’s rights into their operations and communities. For more information, please visit: www.globalchildforum.org.

For further information, please contact:

Linda Ravin Lodding
Head of Communications
Global Child Forum
linda.lodding@globalchildforum.org
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