Carl Björkman is the Head of Nordics at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Prior to joining the Foundation he worked for the World Economic Forum as Director and Head of International Organisations and Government Affairs. He has also worked for Bloomberg, Waterberry Development Organisation, the United Nations, and the European Commission. Carl comes from an international background, having grown up in Africa and worked in the Middle East, Southeast Asia and Europe and speaks English, French, Italian and Swedish. He has an MA in International Relations and a postgraduate MLitt in Management, Economics and Politics from the University of St. Andrews, Scotland, as well as an Executive Master in Global Leadership from INSEAD, Columbia University, London Business School and Wharton. He serves on the board of several non-profit organisations including GaragErasmus, the Piedmont Centre for African Studies, and Social Credits.
At the 14th Munin Conference 27-28 November 2019 Björkman will speak about current trends and issues within scholarly publishing which he sees through his work.