Dr Sjömander Magnusson is the Chief Operating Officer at SIWI. She manages day-to-day operations and supports the Executive Director in the strategic development of SIWI.

Therese is responsible for the action plans to implement the SIWI’s strategy, and improving operational effectiveness and efficiency. She also oversees the monitoring and evaluation of SIWI’s overall results.

A Swedish national, Therese has over 20 years of experience working with water and sanitation, and transboundary water management in Sweden, Southeast Asia, the Middle East and Sub-Saharan Africa. She joined SIWI in 2013 after working with the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) and Stockholm University. She has a PhD from Linköping University in Sweden and speaks English and Swedish.

Therese currently sits on the WWF International Advisory Committee to the Basin Report Cards project and is SIWI’s focal point for engagement with UN water. Previously, she has been actively involved in the Expert Group on Aid Studies in Sweden, and contributed to the work of UNESCO’s International Hydrological programme.