Torgny Holmgren is SIWI’s Executive Director since 2012. Before joining SIWI, he worked for the World Bank and the Swedish Ministries of Foreign Affairs and Finance. He also served as Sherpa in the UN Secretary-General’s High-Level Panel on Global Sustainability. Currently, he serves as an expert or board member on the World Economic Forum Global Agenda Council on Water, the World Water Council, the European Advisory Group of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Expert Group for Aid Studies (Sweden) and with Water Aid (Sweden). Mr. Holmgren studied at the Stockholm School of Economics and has over 30 years of experience in economics and development issues.