Anna Svärd appointed new General Secretary of Barnfonden

Secretary General, Barnfonden

ChildFund Alliance is pleased to announce that Anna Svärd has been appointed new General Secretary of Barnfonden, the Swedish member of ChildFund Alliance. Anna begins her term on 15 May 2017.

“We are very pleased that Anna Svärd is joining Barnfonden,” said Lennart Wiklund, Chairman of the Board. “Her professional skills, in combination with a passion for people in need and human rights issues, make her a perfect leader for Barnfonden.

Anna has broad experience from the business world. She has worked in business development, sales, marketing and branding in various positions in different companies. For the last five years she was responsible for corporate social responsibility (CSR) and sustainability at Trygg-Hansa, one of the largest insurance companies in Scandinavia. In this position, she was responsible for developing, implementing and communicating strategy. In 2016, she and her team received the prestigious “Communicator of the Year” award.

“To lead Barnfonden is a very important job,” said Anna Svärd. “I am so proud and it is a privilege to be given the opportunity to help vulnerable children and families all over the world. Barnfonden is an organisation that truly makes a difference."

“We are thrilled that Anna will be leading Barnfonden,” said Meg Gardinier, Secretary General of ChildFund Alliance. “Anna’s experience in business, including in CSR, will be a terrific asset. As Anna comes in, we would like to express our huge thanks to and appreciation of the contribution from Carolina Ehrnrooth, the outgoing General Secretary of Barnfonden. Carolina’s dedication to the right and well-being of children and youth is extraordinary. We wish her well in her new endeavors.” 

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