Mats Karlsson

Mats Karlsson

Director
Swedish Institute of International Affairs

Mats Karlsson is the director of the Swedish Institute of International Affairs since September 2014. Mr. Karlsson has worked for international development cooperation, the management of global issues and regional integration over thirty years.

Since 1999 he has been in the senior leadership of the World Bank, as vice president external affairs contributing also to the UN system, and has had twelve years in country and regional operations in Africa and the Middle East. Previously he was Swedish state secretary for development in the ministry for foreign affairs, also working with European integration, as well as its chief economist.

Twitter: @MatsKarlssonUI