The Honorary Chairwoman is H.M. Queen Silvia.
The Board leads the Foundation’s work and decides which projects to support.
|Ledamöter:||Kirstine von Blixen-Finecke
Carl Gustaf Piehl
|Adjungerad:||Therese von Blixen-Finecke, verksamhetschef|
|Revisor:||Evy Jakobsson, auktoriserad revisor|
The Managing Director reports to the board, identifies potential projects and brings in applications from non-profit organisations. She manages the advisory board and is responsible for follow-up of projects and other communication for the Foundation, as well as handling the Foundation’s daily work. Since May 2021, Thérèse von Blixen-Finecke is the Foundation’s Managing Director.
The Advisory Board assess project applications working from the Foundation’s purpose and leave their recommendations to the Board on which projects to prioritise.
Consultant in child rights issues
Tove studied political science and development studies at Uppsala University, at the University of Exeter, England and at Universidad de Valle de México. She has worked both in Sweden and internationally with childrens’ rights since 2006, amongst other things as responsible for the project ”Lyssna.nu” (Listen Now), a collaboration between Bris, Childhood, ECPAT Save the Children, Plan Sweden, SOS Children’s Villages, Unicef and the government agency Ombudsman for Children, initiatied by HM the Queen. Tove has also been the Chairwoman of ”Nätverket för barnkonventionen” (Network for the convention on the rights of the child). As a consultant in her own company Vinkelrätt, Tove today works with education, facilitation and project managemnet for organisations, government agencies and companies that wishes to strenghten their work for children’s rights. She is a member of the Board for ECPAT Sweden and member of the Advisory Board for World Childhood Foundation.
Social worker och licensed psychotherapist
Lovisa works for equal health with a focus on offering children and young people who need it easily accessible support and treatment. She is the operations manager for the 1825 Therapy Center for Young Adults and has many years of experience in treatment for young people from her own psychotherapy clinic and treatment institutions for young people. Previously, she was an investigator at the Swedish Agency for Family Law and Parental Support and worked to gather, develop and disseminate knowledge about children’s rights and the need for professionals in the areas of parental support and international adoptions. She has also worked with the supervision of adoption mediation activities in Sweden and in the countries of origin. Lovisa is a sociologist and leg. psychotherapist
|Wanjiku Kaime Atterhög
Lector and researcher at the Mid University, founder and Managing Director of the House of Plenty Foundation
Wanjiku has over 20 years of experience developing and steering research- and educaitonprograms for vulnerable children and their caretakers, for amongst others Sida and the UN. Since 1997, ashe has done research and activities for rehabilitation and reintegration of exposed and sexually abused street children through her own initiative House of Plenty. Her method has become a model for a Sida International Training program and is being used across the world. Wanjiku is the Head of operations for House of Plenty Foundation and was earlier the Swedish coordinator for the EU-financed project DESIrE, which addressed trafficking in humans for sexual exploitation in four european countries. She holds a double Master in Sociology from Nairobi University in Kenya and in People’s Health from Mahidol University in Thailand. She also holds a Doctors Degree in global health from Uppsala Universitet.
CEO for BE WTR and founder of War Child Sweden
During four years and as General Secretary, Emilia built the international aid organizations War Child’s Sweden branch. War Child works with psychosocial suport, shelter and education for refugee children and children in war zones. During her time at War Child, Emilia sat in the international management team, where she amongst other things focused on orgizational culture and to strenghten the genus perspective in the organisation’s program. Today, Emilia is part of War Child Sweden’s board. She is also CEO for a water initiative – BE WTR, which operates from the UN goals and which is combatting bottled water and environmental degradation. Emilia is on the board of Carlsson Publishing and “Kompisbyrån”. She is a graduate from Berghs School of Communication and is a certified Italian language teacher. She is further a certified Business Coach and has over 20 years of experience in communication and marketing, amongst others for clients sucha as Friends and the Swedish Cancer Society.
Professor in molecular cell biology at Hashemite University, a Schwab Foundation Social Innovation Award winner 2022 and founder of the non-profit organization ¨We love reading¨.
With a fellowship at several renowned univerisities and her, many times over, award winning research on molecular cell biology and stem cells Rana is regarded as the most influential female scientist in the Islamic World and, as of 2015, the 12th most influential woman in the Islamic World. As of 2015, she is also a member in the women in science Hall of Fame. In 2010, she founded the organisation ¨We love reading¨, which aims to change mindsets and create changemakers through reading in refugee camps. The organisation has received many awards, amongst others: UNESCO International Literacy Prize 2017, World Literacy Council Award and the Jacobs social entrepreneurship award 2018, Science, Technology and Innovation Award at UN 2019. Rana became an Ashoka Fellow 2019 a UNHCR Nansen Refugee awardee 2020 and most recently a Schwab Foundation Social Innovation Award for the year 2022 as part of the World Economic Forum Davos Agenda.