Chairman, Eurasia Forum
Henrik Hallgren is an analyst and writer on Eastern Europe and Eurasian affairs. He works as a consultant adviser to government, NGOs and private sector, gives and moderates lectures, and maintains a broad network of organisations in the countries of the regions as well as with international experts.
In addition to political and economic development issues, he is motivated by a strong interest in the region’s cultural and historical context.
Recent work includes civil society development, the role of women in conflict and reconstruction, the role of private sector in development, the politics of energy, as well as the regions’ armed conflicts. Clients and cooperation partners include the Swedish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA), the International Council of Swedish Industry (NIR), Friedrich Ebert Foundation, Kvinna till Kvinna Foundation, the Swedish Committee for Afghanistan (SCA), the Institute for International Affairs (UI), as well as internationally EU and UN organisations, companies and universities.
Previously, Mr. Hallgren worked with business development and project management, consulting for a large number of companies in various sectors in Europe and Asia, including in ICT, energy, extractive industries, government, finance and healthcare.
Mr. Hallgren holds a M Sc in Engineering Physics from the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) in Stockholm and is currently writing on a BA in Russian language and literature. In addition to English and Swedish, he speaks German, Russian and basic French, Italian and Turkish.
He is a board member of the Swedish Society for the Study of Russia, Central and Eastern Europe and Central Asia, responsible for external cooperation. Other memberships include the Swedish Committee for Afghanistan, the Danish Society for Central Asia, the Swedish OSCE Network and the German Association for Eastern European Studies (DGO).
He currently lives in Berlin, Germany, and regularly travels to the countries of Eastern Europe, Central Asia and the Caucasus.