Curriculum Vitae - Arne Svensson

Family name: Svensson

First name: Arne

Date of birth: 1 December 1949

Nationality: Swedish

Civil status: Married, 3 children

Education: 

Institute                       
The University of Lund, Sweden

Date 1972-08-31

Degree or Diploma obtained Master of Science and Business Administration

Language skills: (1 to 5)

Language Speaking Writing Reading
Swedish Mother tongue    
English 5 5 5
German 4 3 5
French 3 3 3


Membership of Professional Bodies: MPI, IIR Speakers Club, FR

Other Skills: Computer Literate

Present Position: President and Partner

Years within the Firm: 31

Key Qualifications:

 

International Experience:
UN: All member States. EU: All Member States. A sample of other assignments: Mozambique, South Africa, Botswana, Namibia, Zambia, Sudan, Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda, Ethiopia, Rwanda, Nigeria, Ghana, Sierra Leone, Liberia, South Sudan, Egypt, Australia, Bangladesh, Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Thailand,  Burma, P R of China, North Korea, India, Sri Lanka, Indonesia, East-Timor, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Iraq, Bahrain, Bolivia, Peru, Cuba, Bosnia, Macedonia, Serbia, Belarus, Federation of Russia,  Ukraine, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, United States, Denmark, Norway, Finland, Italy, Austria, France, Poland, Switzerland, Germany and Great Britain

Professional Experience Record:

Date 1986 - present
Location Täby, Sweden
Company Professional Management AB
Position President and Partner

Description:

  • Professional Management AB is offering research, planning, development, counselling and further education services to public and private institutions on national, European and international level. We are specialised in the fields of Public Administration Reform and Economic and Social Policies.

  • Design and implementation of a complex array of government reform projects with emphasis upon political and administrative decentralization, financial management, strengthening sub-national government administration and the enhancement of citizen participation.

  • Production of various publications and the organization of over 1 000 conferences and seminars (including the United Nations Global Forum on Local Governance and Social Services for All, 2000, the United Nations Global Forum on Innovative Policies and Practices in Local Governance, 1996, the United Nations International Conference on Public Administration and Social Development, 1995, the United Nations International Conference on Privatisation of Public Sector Activities, 1994) as well as the carrying out of extensive technical assistance and training activity both within and outside of Sweden.

 


Date 1982-1986
Location Stockholm, Sweden
Company Sinova AB
Position Partner and Managing Director

Description:
Supervised the management consultants. Responsible for initiating, coordinating, and managing the development, implementation and monitoring of projects. Projects’ emphasis has been upon political decentralization, strengthening sub national government administration, citizen participation, and government modernization issues.


Date 1980-1982
Location Stockholm, Sweden
Company Statskonsult Organization AB and Statskonsult Administration AB
Position Management Consultant

Description:

  • In-country technical assistance in organizational development for ministries and national boards.

  • Conducting analyses to identify problems and develop new organizational structures to increase effectiveness and introduce and implement new concepts to accomplish commitments.

Date 1976-1980
Location Stockholm, Sweden
Company City of Stockholm
Position General Manager

Description:
Providing leadership for 14 000 professional staff in preschools, childcare centres and day nurseries


Date 1975-1976
Location Stockholm, Sweden
Company City of Stockholm
Position Secretary of Planning

Description:
Chief person for long-term planning of childcare, charged with responsibility for developing proposals to restructure the childcare program of the City of Stockholm.  Prepared policy option papers on financing, growth, and governance of childcare. The work led to numerous reforms in budgetary and management practices for the program.


Date 1975-1976
Location Stockholm, Sweden
Company The Nordic Council for Cultural Co-operation
Position Expert

Description:
Chief staff person for the Nordic committee charged with responsibility for developing models for harmonizing the education systems in the Scandinavian countries. Committee's work led to numerous reforms in policies and practices for public education.


Date 1972-1975
Location Stockholm, Sweden
Company The National Board of Education
Position Secretary of Planning

Description:
Responsible for evaluation of national education programmes and for developing proposals to restructure and develop public education in Sweden. Prepared national long-term planning and policy option papers on financing, growth, and governance of public education.


Selected International Activities:

United Nations

European Commission

Sida (The Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency)

The State Development Planning Commission of the Peoples Republic of China

The Government of Vietnam

The Government of Cambodia

The Government of Cambodia

ILO

A selection of other recent international assignments

Selected Publications - Books:

Selected Publications – International Reports and Articles: