Agnes has worked as Director for Industrial Biotechnology at EuropaBio since September 2018, prior to which she was Manager for Industrial Biotechnology – a role which she took on in December 2015. Agnes works with the aim to improve understanding, awareness and development of a more enabling policy environment for Industrial Biotech and bio-based products in Europe, further the transition towards a circular bioeconomy and other priorities. Her tasks range from strategy and policy analysis and drafting to outreach, coalition building and event organisation. The latter includes being part of the core organising team of EFIB - the European Forum for Industrial Biotechnology and the Bioeconomy. She also leads EuropaBio’s work in the European Bioeconomy Alliance, where EuropaBio is one of the founding members.
Prior to joining EuropaBio, Agnes worked as Public Affairs Consultant for Weber Shandwick Brussels during five years. Environment, sustainability and resource efficiency were her main areas of specialisation, with clients in the fields of bio-based product and packaging/end of life management, amongst others.
She has prior work experience from the European Parliament and the Swedish Embassy in Lisbon and holds a Master of Political Science (Politices Magisterexamen) from the University of Lund, Sweden, as well as a Master of Arts in EU International Relations and Diplomacy Studies from the College of Europe in Bruges, Belgium. Apart from her native Swedish, she speaks English, Spanish and French.