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Niclas Kvarnström is the Ambassador of Sweden to Singapore. Prior to this post, he was Director at the Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs, serving as Deputy Head of the Department for Eastern Europe and Central Asia. Kvarnström was the Campaign Manager for Sweden’s successful candidature for a seat on the UN Security Council for the period 2017-18.
He worked three years as Advisor to the leading members of the Wallenberg family, a premier Nordic industrial and financial group. In the diplomatic service, Kvarnström has been posted as Counsellor (Political Affairs) at the Swedish UN Mission in New York and as First Secretary at the Swedish Embassy in Beijing.
At the Ministry, he has served inter alia as Head of Russia Division, as Deputy European Correspondent (an EU policy coordination function) and as China Desk Officer.
Kvarnström also worked three years in investment banking with Goldman Sachs, in London and New York. He was educated at Oxford University, with an MA and BA in Chinese with a Special Subject in Economics, including studies at Taiwan National Normal University in Taipei. He is married and is the father of four children.