About Timbro

Karin Svanborg-Sjövall

Job title:  President

Twitter: @karinsjva

Karin Svanborg-Sjövall has been President/CEO of Timbro since autumn 2014. Karin has a BA in political science and European studies and is one of Sweden’s foremost experts on welfare issues. In 2010 she published the book Private Choice in the Public Sector – The New Swedish Model which was about the increase of private actors in the Swedish welfare sector. The book was presented in English at the Guardian Public Leaders’ Summit in 2012. Karin is a frequent commentator in Swedish and international media, including The Economist, The Guardian, the BBC and Le Figaro. Prior to joining Timbro Karin worked as Head of Office for Folkpartiet (The Liberal Party) at the European Parliament in Brussels and as a political advisor to the center-right government’s Minister for Research and Higher Education. She has also been acting political editor for Dagens Nyheter, Sweden’s leading daily newspaper as well as a contributor to the opinion pages  for a number of other daily and evening newspapers, including Kvällsposten and Dagens Samhälle. To contact Karin, send her an email or telephone her Personal Assistant, Birgitta Wöllner, at +46 (0) 701 - 43 73 41.