E-mail: ole at rightlivelihood dot org
Phone: +46 (0)8 70 20 337
Ole leads and coordinates the work of the Foundation. His main tasks are strategy development, representation, financial management and research. He has evaluated candidates for the Right Livelihood Award in more than 30 countries around the globe.
Ole holds Masters degrees in Environmental Science (Lund University) and European Studies (Freie Universität, Humboldt Universität, and Technische Universität Berlin). After his studies, he won a fellowship for the Postgraduate Programme in International Affairs of the Robert Bosch Foundation, the German National Academic Foundation, and the German Foreign Office.
Ole has worked at the German Parliament in Berlin, the United Nations Environment Programme in Paris, and the European Parliament in Brussels.
E-mail: kajsa at rightlivelihood dot org
Phone: +46 (0)8 70 20 340
Kajsa manages the work at the office and coordinates the programme for the Laureates when they come to Stockholm to receive the Award. She is also the contact person for Swedish media.
She holds a BA (Cultural Anthropology/Third World Studies/Tropical Environmental Studies) from the universities of Uppsala and Stockholm and has previously worked at the Dag Hammarskjöld Foundation, the Nordic Africa Institute, Life Link, Swedish Save the Children and the Swedish Development Forum.
Since the mid-80s, she has arranged numerous conferences and meetings all over the world in cooperation with individuals, research institutions and NGOs both in Sweden and abroad.
E-mail: sharan at rightlivelihood dot org
Phone: +46 (0)8 70 20 335
Sharan conducts desk and field research on candidates for the award, and manages the Right Livelihood College project for the Foundation. He is also responsible for the protection of laureates whose work has put their lives at risk.
Sharan holds a Master’s degree in International Relations and Diplomacy, with a focus on International Law from Seton Hall University and a B.A. (Honors) in Political Science from the University of Missouri-Kansas City.
Prior to joining the foundation, Sharan has worked on police reform with the Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative (CHRI) in New Delhi, India, and with the Right Livelihood College Initiative at the Centre for Policy Research and International Studies (CenPRIS) in Penang, Malaysia. He is passionate about working for the advancement of international relations, human rights, development and international law.
E-mail: steffi at rightlivelihood dot org
Phone: +46 (0)8 702 03 39
Steffi is responsible for contact management and the development of work processes at the foundation. She also supports different kinds of events with our Laureates around Europe.
Her background are the social sciences, and she holds a Masters degree in Eastern European Studies (Freie Universität Berlin) and a Bachelors degree in Integrated European Studies (Universität Bremen and Latvijas Universitate). She is also a trainer for non-formal education in intercultural youth exchanges.
E-mail: birgit at rightlivelihood dot org
Birgit is a freelance consultant to the Foundation responsible for press and communications. Birgit joined the Foundation first as an intern in 2005. She lives in Germany and holds a Masters degree combined honours in Prehistory, Palaeontology and Ancient History from the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg.
Birgit is a professional writer. Her first novel was published in Germany in April 2007.
E-mail: borje at rightlivelihood dot org
Börje has managed the accounts of the Foundation pro bono since 2011. He has studied history and business administration and has more than 40 years international experience in auditing, accounting, financial control, and business control.
Börje has set up three guiding stars for his work. Business transactions shall be recorded as soon as possible. The audit trail – business transactions shall be traceable from where they ran to up to the recording. Business transactions shall be recorded correct from the beginning.
E-mail: communications at rightlivelihood dot org
Phone: +46 (0)8 70 20 339
Machteld joined the staff in summer 2012 and is taking care of website updates, the foundation's Facebook page and general e-mail requests. She also works with photo and film material.
Machteld holds a Master of Arts in English and Dutch Linguistics and Literature (University Ghent), a postgraduate degree in graphic and web design, and a Bachelor degree in International Business Management (University College Ghent).
E-mail: research at rightlivelihood dot org
Phone: +46 (0)8 702 03 39
Cristina joined the staff in the fall of 2012. She has worked with the organisation of the guest list for the Award Ceremony, as well as other organisational and office support. She now works with new nominations, organisation of research trips and general language support for contact with Latin America.
Cristina holds a four-year Bachelor of Arts degree in Value Studies, with a concentration on Literature, Ethics and Political Theory, from the European College of Liberal Arts (ECLA of Bard, Berlin).