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Bjorn Edlund

Bjorn Edlund

Trustee, Centre for Sport and Human Rights

Bjorn Edlund is a public affairs specialist with a global journalism and corporate background. He brought cross-cultural, sociopolitical experience from his time as reporter, bureau chief and news editor with United Press International and Reuters in Europe and Latin America to his work in large corporations.

In his 20 years in business, he worked as head of communications in three multinationals. His focus has been on how global corporations can play a positive role in the communities where they the operate on the basis of a sound understanding of stakeholder concerns and by implementing appropriate policy frameworks.

In 2010, he retired from Royal Dutch Shell plc. From 2011 until 2014, he was Chairman Europe at Edelman, a global communications advisory firm. He has also served as Europe, Middle East and Africa VP for the Arthur W. Page Society, a professional organisation focused on the role of the head of communications, and continues as a coach and mentor to senior executives on leadership issues.