Torgny Holmgren
Executive Director
Stockholm International Water Institute

Torgny Holmgren is Executive Director at SIWI - Stockholm International Water Institute.  He is former Ambassador at the Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs and Head of the Department for Development Policy.  He serves as an expert or Board Member of the World Economic Forum Global Agenda Council on Water, the World Water Council, the European Advisory Group of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Swedish Leadership for Sustainable Development, Expert Group for Aid Studies (Sweden), and Water Aid (Sweden). He has served as Sherpa in UN Secretary-General’s High Level Panel on Global Sustainability.

Holmgren is an economist from Stockholm School of Economics with experience from the Swedish Ministries of Finance and Industry. He has served at the World Bank in Washington DC, (Board of Directors and Research Department).  He was assigned to the Parliamentary Commission on a new Swedish Policy for Global Development 2001-2002 and was Head Secretary of the Expert Group on Development Issues (EGDI).

Holmgren has extensive experience working in Africa, Asia, Europe and North America.