Sven Otto Littorin

littorinSven Otto Littorin is a co-founder of i4j. He was Sweden’s Minister for Employment 2006-2010, in charge of a major overhaul of the unemployment insurance system and the Public Employment Service. In the fall of 2009, Mr. Littorin was President of the European Council of Ministers, in its Epsco formation (Ministers for Employment, Social Policy, Health and Consumer Affairs). He oversaw European Union response to labor market effects caused by the financial crisis of 2008-09. In the previous election term, 2002-06, Mr. Littorin was the Secretary General of the Moderate Party, raising the party’s polls from 15.2 % in 2002 to 26.2 % in 2006. Prior to his public assignments, Mr. Littorin founded and ran Momentor, a Venture Catalyst firm, for five years. In 1993-1997, Mr. Littorin was Senior Vice President at public relations firm Kreab, stationed in New York and Sweden, where he was in charge of crisis management and financial information. In 1991-93, Mr. Littorin served as Chief of Staff to the Minister for Fiscal and Financial Affairs at the Ministry for Finance, during the worst financial crisis that Sweden has ever experienced. He took part in setting up the crisis package that saved the Swedish financial system and its institutions from certain bankruptcy, later highlighted in the US debate during the financial crisis in 2008.

Mr. Sven Otto Littorin a founding partner of Serio Group, a property development company. He brings over two decades of experience in delivering results in difficult environments, forging new markets and spearheading development where his innovative problem solving abilities, his focus, network and experience are key to economic results, development and success.