Our Board


The Club is fortunate to be able to draw upon a distinguished pool of volunteers who are willing to serve on the Board. Do not hesitate to contact the Board members if you have questions or would like to receive additional information regarding membership, participation in the Club's activities, sponsorship or any other issues which concern the Harvard Club of Sweden. 


Mats Segerström - President

Mats is a 1980 graduate of Harvard College and the Stockholm School of Economics.

Madhuri Gogineni - Board Member

Madhuri is a 1993 graduate of Harvard College who went on to study medicine at New York University and later do a residency in internal medicine at Stanford University. She currently lives in Stockholm and practices medicine at Karolinska University Hospital. She has been active in the club since moving to Sweden in 2011 and is now, with the support of Harvard College admissions, spearheading an active effort to recruit young Swedish students to study at Harvard College. She is also responsible for coordinating alumni interviews for college admissions.

Carl Hvenmark Nilsson - Board Member

Cynthia G. Andersson - Board Member

Cynthia Gayton Andersson graduated from Harvard Business School in 2000.  She is currently the Chief Operating Officer for Cederwalls International.  Cynthia also serves on the board of two other Harvard related clubs:  Harvard Business School Club of Sweden and the HBS Alumni Angels of Sweden.  She is also a board member for CETUSA, a US Department of State exchange organization which facilitates global study and work abroad opportunities.  Cynthia is a proud dual American and Swedish citizen after moving to Sweden from Los Angeles with her Swedish husband.  She is the mother of two children who don't attend Harvard (yet).  

Jannis Koehn - Board Member

Elisabeth Walentin - Board Member

Elizabeth received her MPP degree from Harvard Kennedy School in 2005 and has been a member of the Club since 2008. In addition to running the communications agency Crimson Clarke, she is vice chair of the American Chamber of Commerce in Sweden and the head of the Forum for Global Business at the Karl-Adam Bonnier Foundation.

Petter Östlund - Board Member

Petter holds an MBA from HBS and graduated in 1999 (Section E). Currently he is VP Products at mobile commerce company Payair. The best memories from HBS include the fantastic campus and unique case method. At HBS he truly learned fact based decision making and how to learn and leverage from others in study groups. In addition, he has great memories of parties and sharing a town house with two HBS buddies at Ellery Street Nr. 10 in Cambridge.


Gunilla Isaksson – Nominating Committee Member

Gunilla is an LL.M from Harvard Law School and one of the co-founders of the Club. She started out as its Vice President,served as President of the Club between October 2008 and April 2012 and continued serving as board member until May 2015.  Gunilla and is currently Deputy Director at the Ministry for Foreign Affairs, working mainly with International Law and human rights.

Carl Svernlöv – Nominating Committee Member

Carl is an LLM ’90 graduate of Harvard Law School. He is a partner at Baker McKenzie and an adjunct professor of law at Uppsala University. Carl's favorite memories from HLS are from hanging out at the Border Café.

Mathias Pedersen – Auditor

Mathias is a PMD ’05 graduate of Harvard Business School.