What is NIR?
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.
Our engaged Board of Directors gathers high-level representatives of the member companies and organisations.
A brief history
⦁ NIR was established in 1960 by Dr Marcus Wallenberg as the Swedish Industry’s Council for Foreign Affairs.
⦁ The focus shifted from the European Economic Community in the 60’s to emerging markets in the late 70’s and 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
Our engaged Board of Directors gathers high level representatives of the member companies and organisations.
Tetra Laval AB
Siemens Energy AB
Scania CV AB
Juliette Xue Lascoux