Organization

Some 100 people work at the FBA in Sweden at its offices in Stockholm and Sandö.

The agency consists of three departments and a secretariat:

  • Department for Missions, Elections and Deployment (MED)
  • Department for Peace Operations, Leadership and Gender (PLG)
  • Department for Prevention, Peacebuilding and Governance (PPG)
  • Secretariat for Development Cooperation Strategies (SDC)

These are supported by an administrative department covering finance, record-keeping, archiving, reporting, planning, coordination, security, human resources, communications, management support and IT.

Management

The FBA is led by a Director-General. Sven-Eric Söder was appointed Director-General of the agency in 2012 and continues in that post. Jonas Alberoth is Deputy Director-General.

The management is supported by a directorate and a government-appointed advisory council.

Directorate

The directorate is involved in the planning, implementation and follow-up of the day-to-day work of the agency. The directorate also deals with issues of a strategic nature concerning the agency.

Apart from the Director-General and the Deputy Director-General, the directorate consists of:

Markus Derblom, Head of the Department for Prevention, Peacebuilding and Governance

Anna Wikner, Head of the Department for Missions, Elections and Deployment

Johanna Gårdmark, Head of the Department for Peace Operations, Leadership and Gender

Magdalena Tham Lindell, Head of the Secretariat for Development Cooperation Strategies

Kicki Westin, Head of Communications

Anna Norberg, Head of Human Resources

Inger Näslund, Head of Finance

Kjell Rörström, Head of Security

Helén Jarlsvik, Chief of Staff

Advisory council

The advisory council is the highest advisory body of the agency. Members of the council are appointed by the Swedish government and sessions are held four times per year. The Director-General keeps the council informed about the work of FBA and is chairman of the council.

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