Board of Directors

The work of We Effect is led by a board of directors comprised of members from the major Member Organisations. The Board of directors normally meet six times per year.

Board members

Ann Charlott Folkesson


Forest and agricultural entrepreneur in Vännäs, Västerbotten. Holds board assignments as chairman of LRF Västerbotten and as chairman of LRF’s horse delegation.

Anders Lago

Vice chairperson

Associate chairman of HSB, vice chairman of FUB, as well as member of Folksam Sak, Ministry of Education and the International Cooperative Alliance. Has been the chairman of the municipal council in Södertälje municipality, chairman of the Telge Group, chairman of Svenskt Vatten, member of the board of Sweden’s municipalities and county councils, and vice chairman of the Stockholm County Association.

Erica Lundgren


CEO of OK Västerbotten. Marketing economist from IHM Business School Stockholm. Prior to that, Sales Manager for Norrmejerier, Business Area Manager and CEO of Proffice Sweden. Board member of OK Marketing services and OKQ8 Marketing.

Britta von Schoultz

Director of Communications Riksbyggen. B.A. in history, political science and economics. Previously worked as a press officer at Riksbanken and the Prosecutor’s Office, as well as as a strategic communications advisor at Kreab Gavin Anderson. Also a background as a journalist at SVT, SR.

Peter Ström


Head of Client Coverage within Large Companies & Institutions at Swedbank. B.A. of Business Administration from Örebro University. Peter has held several leadership positions within Swedbank Group, both in Sweden and internationally.

Ylva Wessén


President and Head of Group Staff at Folksam. Chairman of Folksam’s Research Foundation and member of the Swedish Insurance and Life Insurance Committee. Degree of Master of Laws from Stockholm University and has previously held assignments within Folksam as head of risk and compliance and has been a lawyer at DLA Nordic.

Helen Persson


Responsible for membership activities, sponsorship and public relations at Consumer Association Stockholm. Previously held board assignments in public limited companies, economic associations and non-profit associations. Has many years of experience in Communication, HR and project management in SSAB and Ericsson, among others. Run and co-own Strategic Health Consultants, a consulting company within organization and leadership.

Patrik Schinzel

Head of Cooperative Governance at The Swedish Cooperative Federation (KF). Patrik is a business economist and has previously worked at the mutual insurance group Folksam as Chief Controller, Head of Governance, Risk and Compliance and responsible for Folksams engagement in international industry organisations.

Anna Carlström


Senior Advisor within communications and owner relations at Lantmännen. Previously worked as head of owner relations. Anna has a solid background with many years of experience working at Lantmännen. Business manager for the economic association of Nordic Oats. B.A in the agricultural economy.