Position at SIWI: Deputy Executive Director
Phone: +46 8 121 360 80
Mr. Per Bertilsson was appointed as SIWI’s Deputy Executive Director in September 2009 and is responsible for the overall project management and strategic direction of SIWI. He coordinates Knowledge Services activities which include Applied Research, Advisory Services and Capacity Building. He also provides support for the UNDP Water Governance Facility as a policy adviser to governments and stakeholders on water governance matters. Mr Bertilsson worked as a Project Director at SIWI in 2005 to 2006, where he was responsible for international projects comprising natural resources, environmental and water resource management with a focus on capacity building and training.
Mr. Per Bertilsson brings over 30 years of experience working with natural resources and environmental management, water resources management, physical planning and infrastructure development. The latter includes policy formulation, planning, implementation, as well as operation and maintenance. Mr. Bertilsson also has broad experience in institutional and organisational development and capacity building.
Mr. Bertilsson has worked extensively in Asia and Africa, while leading projects for the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida), private companies, several UN agencies (UN Habitat, ILO and UNDP), the World Bank, the Inter-American Development Bank and governments.
Mr. Bertilsson is a civil engineer by training and also holds an MBA. He has worked within environmental programme management for more than 25 years. Prior to his post as Deputy Executive Director at SIWI, he had worked as chief technical adviser at Ramboll Natura AB for a five year project supporting the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Management (MoNRE) in Vietnam focusing on natural resources and environmental management as well as land administration.
Mr. Bertilsson has also worked as a Deputy Executive Secretary at the Global Water Partnership. There, he was in charge of developing and managing a large global project portfolio focusing on supporting countries to improve natural resources and water governance through water sector reforms and preparing national integrated water resources management (IWRM) plans to help meet the UN Millennium Development Goals.