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Foundation administrator

Goran Martin Backstrand, Swedish foundation administrator. Recipient European fellowship Australian Government, Canberra, 1984, European Institute of Business Administration (Institut Européen d'Administration des Affaires) scholarship French Government, Fontainebleau, 1961.

Background

Backstrand, Goran Martin was born on May 1, 1937 in Lund, Sweden. Son of Martin and Elin Backstrand.

Education

Bachelor of Laws, University Lund, 1961. Master of Business Administration, European Institute Business Administration, Paris, 1962.

Career

Attache, secretary Minister Foreign Affairs/Embassy Bonn Algiers, Stockholm, 1962-1967. 1st secretary Minister Foreign Affairs, 1967-1973. Research secretary Secretary for Futures Studies Cabinet Office/Min.

Education, 1973-1983. Director international department Swedish Red Cross, 1984-1991. Director external relations Federation of Red Cross/Crescent, Geneva and New York City, 1992-1995.

Chief advisor Swedish Red Cross, Stockholm, 1995—2002. Project leader re Educated and Training in conflict management Save the Children, 2003.

Membership

President Student Union International Association, Lund, 1959-1961. Vice-chairman Swedish Association for Nature Conservancy, Stockholm, 1974-1983. Member Harry Martinson Society (vice president since 1996), World Futures Studies Federation (secretary/general 1980-1983).

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Literature, travel, history, outdoor activities.

Connections

Married Elisabet Ehrnst, March 29, 1961. 1 child, Carl.

father:
Martin Backstrand

mother:
Elin Backstrand

spouse:
Elisabet Ehrnst

child:
Carl Backstrand