Gunilla Carlsson

Director of the Board, GAVI Alliance, IFS AB, NGS Group AB, and Annexin Pharmaceuticals

Gunilla Carlsson

Director of the Board, GAVI Alliance, IFS AB, NGS Group AB, and Annexin Pharmaceuticals

Gunilla Carlsson is a former conservative politician with extensive experience of domestic, EU, and international politics and negotiation. She was an elected Member of Parliament and Minister of International Development Corporation.

Ms. Carlsson’s career in Swedish politics includes positions as First Vice Chair of the conservative party, member of European Parliament, Vice Chair of European Peoples Party (EPP), Member of World Bank Gender Advisory Council, and Chair of the Swedish initiated Commission on Climate Change and Development in Copenhagen 2007. She was also appointed by UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon to the high level panel for global sustainability ahead of conference in Rio de Janero 2012 and high-level panel for global development goals 2013.

Ms. Carlsson has worked with foreign policy, human rights, employment, research, security and defense policy development as well as economic commission work. In addition, she has extensive experience of development and implementation of policy reforms and efficiency and accountability in complex organizations.

Ms. Carlsson is currently one of the unaffiliated members of the Gavi board, Geneva, an associated fellow with Geneva Center for Security Policy, and she works as a special advisor to the African Development Bank. She also serves on the corporate board of other private Swedish companies.

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