Advisory Board



Louise Andersson is an economist and human geographer with an interest in developmental and environmental issues. She has Master in Economics from the Stockholm University, Stockholm, Sweden and after various field and project work she have studied Human Geography with Intelligence Analysis for Policy and Business



Was born 1945 and Master of Science from London School of Economics, 1968. Advisor in Market and strategic questions for international organizations such as EU, UN (UNDP, FAO and ITC), World Bank and Asian Development Bank and non-state-sector enterprises such as Alfa Laval, BAT, Pfizer and PT Berca. Email: vinaychand@msn.com, Web: www.ruraldevelopment.info 



Erik Dahlquist has a background from ABB 1975-2002, where he was mainly working with product development and management. He was technical project manager for development of the Cross Rotational flow filter which is now sold by METSO under the name OPTI-filter. This is a membrane filter. He also was member of the board of directors for ABB Corporate Research 1992-1996 and general manager for the product unit for advanced control, optimization, simulation and special sensors towards pulp and paper industry globally. Professor in Energy engineering at Mälardalen University since 2000, dean and deputy dean faculty of science and technology 2001-2007, research director Environmental and energy technology since 2000. Now some 30 researchers and 40 PhD students. Member of Royal Academy of Engineering. 20 patents, 190 scientific papers, several books.



Main present focus of work is Industrial Ecology with emphasis on LCA of products, services and systems. During the last few years, Industrial Ecology for sustainable energy and water systems has become the area of main interest. Extensive experience from work in poor countries and has served as a Swedish environmental advisor to Central America for 2 years between 2000 and 2002. Widespread international experience from other countries as well, the last two years from environmental education cooperation between Sweden and Thailand. Besides work, he has served 3 years as a President for the Swedish Research Association for Sustainable Development 2005-2008, with 150 academic members all over Sweden.



Andrew Martin is Professor of Energy Technology at KTH, Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm. Prof. Martin has over twenty years’ research experience in the energy field and has worked on projects related to solar energy, biomass, and water purification.




Mrs. Aljona Sandgren, born in 1963 in Moldova, Chisinau, studied and worked at the universities in Moldova, the UK and Sweden, where she lived since 1991. Her first degree was from Moldova State University, and the second MSc in Comparative and International Education (Educational Leadership and Management) from Stockholm University.  She also completed several Master and PhD courses in entrepreneurship, business history, leadership and social responsibility. Her PhD research is onEntrepreneurialism in the University Context at the School of Business, Åbo Akademi University, Finland.  Mrs. Sandgren has a long experience of raising funds for and coordinating international cooperation and research projects. Her research and professional interests include social and green entrepreneurship, knowledge transfer, university innovation and sources of financing, leadership and organization, sustainability and CSR. Among her publications: Entrepreneurialism and Transformation of Russian Universities, UNESCO, a recent article on Green Enterprising, Springer Encyclopedia of Creativity, Invention, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship, 2013. Aljona coordinates an ongoing project on green enterprising, a long term international network project, based at Stockholm University, Sweden. Green enterprising is about bottom-up, challenge- driven initiatives for addressing and solving environmental problems.



Aapo Sääsk was born in 1943 in Estonia and presently lives in Sweden. Aapo started to work as consultant on environmental issues in 1968, In 1973 Aapo founded the research and investment company Scarab Development AB with the objective to find solutions to environmental problems by developing innovative sustainable technologies and business structures. The main areas have been poverty alleviation, sustainable energy, purification/desalination of water, commodity processing and health. Aapo is the founder of Swedish Sustainability Foundation.



JOHAN ISBRAND, authorized public accountant at NEXIA, Stockholm