The Swedish Institute is a public agency with a staff of approximately 140 employees with offices in Stockholm and Paris. SI is headed by a director-general, who oversees five departments, each with special competences for different areas of operation.


Madeleine Sjöstedt is Director-general of the Swedish Institute and also chair of the board that on behalf of the Swedish public has insight into the work of the agency.

Department for Sweden communication and analysis  

Acting director: Monica Wirkkala

Department for Sweden promotion

Acting director: Monica Wirkkala

Department for international relations  

Director: Kurt Bratteby

Department for communications and management

Director: Anna Rudels

Institut suédois – Swedish Institute Paris

Director: Sara Arrhenius


Advisory Council

Members of the Advisory Council:

Madeleine Sjöstedt is Director-general and Chairwoman of the Council

Mattias Fyrenius, General Manager Bonnier Carlsen
Mia Horn av Rantzien, CEO of SNS, Swedish Centre for Business and Policy Studies,
Olle Thorell, Member of Parliament (s)
Lena Adelsohn Liljeroth, Former Member of Parliament (m)
Joakim Appelquist, Head of International Collaboration Vinnova
Sylvia Schwaag Serger, deputy vice-chancellor Lund University
Martin Kragh, Head of Programme the Swedish Institute of International Affairs
Annika Levin, Former Cultural Attaché, France