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Olle M. Wastberg, Swedish communication consultant, writer. Named Swedish Man of the Year, New York, 2003; recipient Gold medal, Swedish Marketing Group, 1982. Board directors Friends Hebrew University Jerusalem; political secretary Liberal Youth Sweden, 1966, vice president, 1969—1971; board directors Liberal Party, 1972—1993, 1997—2000, president executive committee, 1982—1983; Member of Isaac Hirsch Foundation (president since 2008).

Background

Wastberg, Olle M. was born on May 6, 1945 in Stockholm. Son of Erik and Greta (Hirsch) Wastberg.

Education

Bachelor, University Stockholm, 1972.

Career

Teacher political science University Stockholm, 1967-1968. Journalist political department Expressen, 1968-1971. Editor-in-chief, 1994-1995.

Research fellow Business and Society Research Center, 1971-1976. President Aktieframjandet, 1976-1982. Member Parliament, 1976-1982.

President Swedish Newspaper Promotion Association, 1983-1991. Undersecretary of state for finance affairs Ministry of Finance, Stockholm, 1991-1993. President board Nordic Investment Bank, 1992-1994, Swedish Broadcasting Corporation, 1996-1999.

Consul general for Sweden in New York, 1999—2004. Director general Swedish Institute Board, 2005—2010. President Thiel Art Gallery, since 2010.

Board directors Swedish Institute, Alexandria, since 2007, board governors globalization council, 2007—2009, Seoul Sweden American Foundation, since 2009. Group 10 deputies International Monetary Fund, 1991—1993. Swedish delegate meeting ministers finance, 1992.

Member government committee South Africa consumer politis and stock market. President Bertil Ohlin Institute, 1996—2000. Partner Ethecotts, since 2010.

Membership

Board directors Friends Hebrew University Jerusalem. Political secretary Liberal Youth Sweden, 1966, vice president, 1969—1971. Board directors Liberal Party, 1972—1993, 1997—2000, president executive committee, 1982—1983.

Member of Isaac Hirsch Foundation (president since 2008).

Connections

Married Inger Claesson, February 21, 1968. Children: David, Elias.

father:
Erik Wastberg

mother:
Greta (Hirsch) Wastberg

spouse:
Inger Claesson

children:
David Wastberg

Elias Wastberg