Director, Swedish Institute of International Affairs
Mats Karlsson


Mats Karlsson is Director of the Swedish Institute of International Affairs. He has worked in international development cooperation, management of global issues and regional integration for over 30 years. From 1999 he was Vice President, External Affairs at the World Bank and worked for 12 years in World Bank country and regional operations in Africa and the Middle East. Prior to that he was State Secretary for Development in the Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs, also working with European integration, as well as earlier being its Chief Economist.