Meet the team

We are a small international team of committed staff members guided by a Board of Directors and supported by the Swedish Royal Family. From our offices in the heart of Stockholm, we work with our global network of UN partners, the private sector, international organisations, academia, and civil society.

Cajsa Wiking

Secretary General

Email Cajsa
+46 (0) 70 864 81 51
Cajsa has a long track record from the business and non-profit sectors. For the past five years she has held the position of Executive Director for Operation Smile Sweden. Cajsa has extensive experience and knowledge regarding children’s rights from her work at UNICEF and Plan Sverige. From her years working at SEB and Skandia, she also has a deep understanding of the challenges and opportunities facing business today. Cajsa holds a Master of Law degree from the University of Stockholm.

Ulrica Ahlroth

Human Resources

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+46 (0) 73 358 07 47
As Human Resource focal point at Global Child Forum, Ulrica is responsible for personnel related matters such as recruitment processes, labour law and internal policies. Ulrica has a Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resource Management from Växjö University (now Linnéuniversitetet) and studied Communications at Stockholm University. Ulrica has 20 years of HR experience and, previously, worked at companies such as Jernhusen and Liber.

Karin Ander

Digital Communication Manager

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+ 46 (0) 72 160 04 30
As Digital Communication Manager, Karin is responsible for developing the communication within our digital platforms, channels that help us spread our knowledge around children’s rights. She has many years of experience from international communication and fundraising working for Unicef UK and UNHCR UK. She holds a BA in Urban studies from the New School in NYC and an M.Sc. in Global Migration from UCL in London. Karin joined the team in the end of 2018.

Adrien Askmo


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+46 (0) 70 853 45 95
Adrien joined the Global Child Forum at the start of 2016 and since then has worked in both research and in contributing to the Forum process. Prior to joining Global Child Forum, he worked at the Stockholm Policy Group, a management consulting firm specializing in peace, security and development, and international law and human rights. While there he worked on reports for various development agencies analyzing their out-of-country programs with a focus on conflict sensitivity.
He has also worked as a teacher in Thailand, France and the United Kingdom. He earned an MA in International Relations from the University of Warwick, where he graduated first in his year. He also received a BA in History, with a minor in Economics, from Westminster College.

Tony Bearder

Finance and Administrations

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+46 (0) 70 853 46 74
Tony is responsible for Global Child Forum’s finance and administration. He has a Bachelor degree i Finance and Accounting from Sheffield University, England and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales. His latest previous employment was 15 years as a business controller in northern europe’s largest independent school organisation.

Malaika Bekhit


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+46 (0) 73 381 41 27
Malaika works as a researcher at Global Child Forum. She holds a Masters of Laws (LL.M) from Uppsala University and has experience of working as a legal advisor for a real estate company and for a women’s shelter. She has previously worked within the NGO sector at Save the Children Sweden, the Swedish Section of the International Commission of Jurists and the Stockholm affiliation of the UN Women National Committee. Prior to joining Global Child Forum, Malaika undertook an internship at KICKS AB’s sustainability department where she got to work with matters concerning social and environmental sustainability.

Lena Fransson


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+46 (0) 72 387 67 33
Prior to joining Global Child Forum Lena has been working with the protection of displaced persons, specialising on participation, capacity building and gender. She has worked with UNHCR, the ICRC and the Danish Refugee Council in Geneva, Uganda, DRC, Haiti, Tchad, Ethiopia and Stockholm. She holds a Master’s Degree in International Relations and a BA in Human Rights from Malmö University.

Eva Glückman

Head of Forums and Outreach

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+46 (0) 72 350 57 29
Eva is responsible for the development and maintenance of our global and regional network of partners and ensures that we have the right partnerships in place to impact business and policy frameworks. Prior to joining Global Child Forum, Eva was Head of the International Department at the law firm, Familjens jurist. She was also an International Senior Advisor at the Swedish Parliament and has served as a career diplomat at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Eva has a Master of Laws (LL.M) in Public International Law, Human Rights and Humanitarian Law from the Raoul Wallenberg Institute of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law and a Bachelor of Law (LL.B) from University of Lund.

Rebecca Forsman


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Rebecca works as a Researcher at Global Child Forum. Rebecca holds a first-degree MSc in International Development from the University of Bristol (United Kingdom) and a BA in International Relations from the University of Exeter (United Kingdom). Her previous professional experiences include undertaking a traineeship at the Swedish representation to the United Nations in Vienna where she covered the work of the United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO) and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC). Rebecca has also worked with communications and has previous experience organising international conferences covering global issues in several European countries.

Martin Hallberg (on leave)

Children’s Rights and Business Atlas Manager

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+46 (0) 73 381 41 27
As the Global Child Forum’s Children’s Rights and Business Atlas Manager, Martin works with businesses and strategic partners worldwide in order to find common answers on how to best integrate children’s rights into business operations by means of using the data driven Atlas tool. Martin holds a M.Sc. in political science from Uppsala University and Sciences-Po in Paris and combines a mix of experience from both the developmental landscape (UNIDO, Ministry for Foreign Affairs and International IDEA) as well as the private sector. Martin also lectures on sustainability for business throughout the Nordics and has a deep interest in finding robust solutions to complex issues where development and business meet.

Karin Källén (on parental leave)

Digital Communication Manager

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+46 (0) 70 853 46 72
As Digital Communication Manager, Karin is responsible for developing the communication within our digital platforms, channels that help us spread our knowledge around children’s rights. She has ten years of experience from international communication within the private sector and held previous positions as Digital marketing specialist, Marketing manager and Head of marketing. She studied Media Communication at Linköping University and also holds a Bachelors Degree within Media Management from Linnueaus University. Karin joined the team in 2017.

Linda Lodding

Head of Communications

Email Linda
+46 (0) 72 387 02 48
Twitter: @lindalodding
As Communication Manager, Linda is responsible for bringing our work, and our message, to our stakeholders. She has long career in communications both in the private and public sector working for UN-affiliated organisations such as The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), the United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO and the Dag Hammarskjöld Foundation. Her public sector work is augmented by assignments in advertising, internet consulting and brand development. She holds an undergraduate degree from Barnard College, Columbia University and an MBA from the Stern School of Business, New York University. Linda joined Global Child Forum in 2015.

Kelli Singrey

Project Coordinator

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+46 73 358 00 21
As Project Coordinator, Kelli plans and coordinates Global Child Forum’s internal and external events. She joined Global Child Forum in 2017. Prior to joining the organisation, Kelli worked as a Business Development Associate at CEB, a management consulting firm in Washington DC, where she worked closely with North American financial services executives. She has also worked for IMASTE in Madrid as an event and translation intern. She graduated from Indiana University with a bachelor’s degrees in International Relations, Spanish, and Portuguese.

Katarina Sundvisson

Executive Assistant

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+ 46 (0)72 964 70 50
Katarina is the Global Child Forum Executive Assistant and also serves as the Secretary of the Global Child Forum Board.

Nina Vollmer

Research Manager

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+ 46 (0) 73 381 40 66
Twitter: @VollmerNina
As Research Manager, Nina’s main area of responsibility is to lead and develop the work on the Corporate Benchmark Studies on children’s rights that Global Child Forum produces in collaboration with Boston Consulting Group. In addition to this work, she also takes on other research projects and works on developing the content/inviting speakers for Forums and events. She has previously worked at the Dag Hammarskjöld Foundation, the Swedish Teacher’s Union, the Swedish Fellowship of Reconciliation – SweFOR in Colombia and SonyEricsson. She has also held the voluntary position of group secretary for Amnesty Business Group Sweden and been a member of the Board of Directors at Amnesty Sweden. She has a Master’s Degree in Political Science with a focus on human rights and development from Lund University in Sweden. Nina joined Global Child Forum in 2015.

"When you see children as stakeholders in their roles as consumers, future and current employees, tomorrow’s leaders and rights bearers whose lives are affected by business on a daily basis, you realise that there is enormous potential in taking their interests into account and making it part of your core business!”

Words from Nina

“Our communication challenge is to widen the discourse on children’s rights issues beyond charity and showcase that real change is possible within the business sector when children are considered as important stakeholders; this refrain takes not a soloist but a whole chorus.”

Words from Linda

"Research is a crucial part of Global Child Forum and I find it exciting to be able to provide companies with the knowledge, tools and inspiration they need to step up their work in protecting and supporting children's rights."

Words from Josefin

"With the influence business is having on society, governments alone can’t be the drivers of change to secure children’s rights globally. With the help of our partnerships, and a well-established methodology, Global Child Forum has the means to bridge the gap between public and private actors."

Words from Eva

“There are well-deserved benefits to reap for those who pave the way to a sustainable and inclusive society where children are respected, cherished and cared for on their journey to adulthood. For me, catalyzing this change is what Global Child Forum is all about."

Words from Martin

"I feel so privileged being able to work both for children's rights and within communication. My wish is to develop our digital presence further, so that Global Child Forum can continue to enlighten the world on how businesses can help creating a better world for our children."

Word from Karin


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