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.
Tetra Laval Group
Siemens Energy AB
Scania CV AB
Juliette Xue Lascoux