About us

NIR promotes conducting economically, socially and environmentally sustainable business in complex markets.

Who we are

NIR is a member-based non-profit organisation. Our members represent some of Sweden’s largest exporting companies and the financial sector. NIR has 13 employees in Stockholm and regional coordinators in Nairobi, Johannesburg, Hanoi and Bogotá.

NIR’s Board of Directors gathers high-level representatives from our member companies and organisations.

A brief history

⦁ Dr Marcus Wallenberg  founded NIR in 1960 as the Swedish Industry’s Council for Foreign Affairs.

⦁ NIR’s focus shifted from the European Economic Community in the 1960s to emerging markets in the late 1970s, and then to complex markets in 2006.

⦁ As the boundaries between political and sustainability risks in complex markets are often vague, the focus has shifted towards mitigating risks by promoting sustainability.

Board of Directors

NIR’s engaged Board of Directors is comprised of high-level representatives from our member companies and organisations.

Annika Berglund 

Marie Aglert
Exportkreditnämnden (EKN)

Camilla Goldbeck-Löwe 
Epiroc AB

Jörgen Haglind
Tetra Laval Group

Dag Klackenberg

Tony Lindström
Volvo Group

Daniel Lundgren
Siemens Energy AB

Paul Palmstedt
AB Electrolux

Ulf Pehrsson

Henrik Petersson
Saab AB

Staffan Arvas
Scania CV AB

Sofia Svingby 
Atlas Copco

Juliette Xue Lascoux

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