Our staff

Alice Blondel
Director
+46(0)8 52 52 03 71
alice@swedwatch.org

Alice Blondel has a background in strategic management and development with extensive experience leading initiatives that encompass investigations, research and advocacy. Her focus areas have been human rights, resource-based conflicts and climate change. She has worked closely with governments, inter-governmental organisations, non-governmental organisations, as well as national and multi-national corporations. Her academic background is in development studies and international humanitarian assistance.

Anna Åkerblom
Researcher
+46 (0)8 525 203 74
anna@swedwatch.org

Anna holds a Master of Laws and is specialized in corporate responsibility, international environmental law and human rights. She has previously worked as a sustainability consultant and has several years of experience in strategic advice on and auditing of companies, authorities and organizations' sustainability initiatives. Anna has also worked as a law clerk and as a journalist focusing on public authorities.

Frida Arounsavath
Researcher
+46 (0)8 525 203 78
frida@swedwatch.org

Frida's focus areas are environment and climate change. She is a biologist with special expertise in environment and natural resources management and their linkages to human rights. Frida has broad implementation experience from consultancy assignments in environmental assessment, natural resources, rural development, land issues, and responsible investment. Frida has worked for a range of bilateral donors, civil society organisations and development banks in Southeast Asia, China, Papua New Guinea and Southern Africa.

Jenny Haraldsson Molin
Head of Communications
+46 (0)8 525 203 75
jenny@swedwatch.org

Jenny has worked several years within communications, advocacy and awareness raising with a main focus on development and human rights issues. She has also worked as a journalist, with politics as her primary area of coverage. Her academic background is in development studies and economics.

Julia Hale
Head of Finance and Administration
+46 (0)8 525 203 72
julia@swedwatch.org

Julia is a financial administrator and researcher at Swedwatch. She has an international Bachelor's Degree in Politics and International Studies and has previously worked within the private sector.

Kalle Bergbom
Head of Research
+46 (0)8 525 203 73
kalle@swedwatch.org

Kalle has a background in journalism with special interest in topics relating to ethnic minorities, human rights, migration and trafficking. He has previously lived and worked in Latin America and Southeast Asia.

Linda Scott Jakobsson
Researcher
+46 (0)8 525 203 80
linda@swedwatch.org

Linda has an academic background in journalism and political science and specializes in public procurement. She has several years of experience in developing and implementing social criteria in public procurement on a municipal level. Linda has also worked extensively with the monitoring of suppliers to the public sector, focusing specifically on the social responsibility of their production chains.

Malena Wåhlin
Researcher
+46 (0)8 525 203 76
malena@swedwatch.org

Malena has many years of experience as a researcher at Swedwatch with a particular focus on issues such as land rights, indigenous peoples´ rights, women’s rights and dialogue with local communities. She has a background in journalism and development studies and has previously worked in Latin America as a journalist and with development cooperation.

Maurice Wee
Intern
+46 (0)8 525 203 70
maurice@swedwatch.org

Maurice Wee is undertaking a Master’s in Sustainable Development at Uppsala University. He is passionate in the area of business and human rights, particularly policy development and the UN Treaty on Transnational Corporations and Human Rights. He is currently conducting a dissertation touching upon political science and business and human rights in Sweden.

Olof Björnsson
Researcher
+46 (0)8 525 203 77
olof@swedwatch.org

Olof is a former journalist with experience working in The Middle East and North Africa. As a researcher at Swedwatch Olof has worked with migrant rights in the Gulf Region and corporate responsibility in conflict zones.

Sanjida Shamsher Elora
Researcher
+46 (0)8 525 203 79
sanjida@swedwatch.org

Sanjida has an academic background in geography, urban planning and development studies. She has previously lived in Bangladesh where she worked with issues related to poverty eradication, governance, womens’ empowerment, child labour and climate and environmental justice. At Swedwatch her foucs areas are the textile industry and food security.

Therese Sjöström
Researcher
+46 (0)8 525 203 81
therese@swedwatch.org

Therese is an expert on human rights in complex environments, particularly in areas where conflict overlaps with mining. During her time at Swedwatch she has conducted field research in DR Congo, Myanmar, Zambia and Brazil. With 12 years of professional experience in the area of human rights, Therese has previously worked with responsible investments, indigenous peoples rights and gender based violence. She has also worked with internally displaced persons in conflict-ridden areas in Colombia, Guatemala and Mexico. Therese holds an MA in political science.