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 promotion 

Director: Anna Rudels

Department for international relations‚ÄĮ¬†

Director: Kurt Bratteby

Department for communications and management

Director: Monika Wirkkala

Institut suédois РSwedish Institute Paris

Director: Sara Arrhenius

Advisory Council

To ensure public transparency in the operations, there is a transparency council appointed by the government. Madeleine Sj√∂stedt is chairman of the transparency council, which meets four times a year. SI now has a new transparency council from July 1, 2023‚ÄďJuly 1, 2026.

Members of the Advisory Council:
Lena Adelsohn Liljeroth, Former Member of Parliament
Alexandra Völker, Member of Parliament
Martin Kragh, Head of Programme the Swedish Institute of International Affairs
Annika Levin, Former Cultural Attaché, France
Ahmed Abdirahman, Director Järvaveckan
Christian Ihre, Co-founder Lynxeye
Aurore Belfrage, tech-investor, geopolitical advisor