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World’s Children’s Prize Advisory Network
Meet some of the the inspiring individuals in the WCP Advisory Network.

Per Stenbeck
Per Stenbeck is the Chairman of the Swedish The Postcode Lottery Foundation. Before his retirement Per was the Director of WaterAid Sweden, part of the international NGO WaterAid. Per was also previously the Unicef International Fundraising Director, based in Geneva, with global responsibility for fundraising from the private sector. He led the development of a new Global Private Sector Fundraising Strategy, focusing not only on Western economies but also on emerging markets and particularly BRIC. Per has served as Executive Director of Greenpeace Nordic, was the Chief Executive of the International Fund Raising Group (IFRG), a London-based non-profit organisation dedicated to providing training in ethical and professional fundraising worldwide (now renamed the Resource Alliance). From 1980-1993 Per was Director of Public Affairs and Fundraising at Save the Children Sweden. He has been a key-note speaker at numerous conferences on fundraising and third sector capacity building. In recognition of his services to the third sector Per was granted an Honorary Fellowship by the British Institute of Fundraising in 1997.

Nick Booth
Nick Booth is Chief Executive Officer for the global Foundation of Prince William and Prince Harry. The Foundation is The Princes’ primary charitable vehicle and supports causes around the world of importance and interest to the founders. Its early priorities are young people in society, veterans’ welfare and sustainable development in the UK and overseas.
  
Before joining the Foundation Nick was Senior Vice President for External Affairs at Big Brothers Big Sisters of America, responsible for their nationwide strategy for fundraising and public policy.  Previously Nick was Campaign Director for the largest social service organization in Great Britain, The National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC). From 1996-2007 he led its Full Stop campaign to put an end to child cruelty and raised over $540 million for its programmes to tackle child abuse. Nick serves on the Advisory Board of the Manchester United Foundation, the charitable arm of the world’s premier sports organization. He is a graduate of Swavesey Village College and Long Road Sixth Form College, both in Cambridge, U.K. He received an Honours Degree in Business Administration and German at Loughborough University of Technology, where he also earned a Diploma of Industrial Studies.

David Freeman
David Freeman is a lawyer with the City of London firm Thomas Eggar LLP.  He works as a consultant advising a broad range of clients, many from the Middle East, on international tax, off shore trusts, companies, private equity, real estate and succession planning.
  
He dedicates half his working time to pro bono work focusing on education, child protection and health charities and NGOs, working in the Middle East and beyond. He is a board member of the Welfare Association in the UK, Chair of the UK Jordan River Foundation, and works with Medical Aid for Palestinians, The Galilee Foundation, Foundation for Al Quds Medical School and other charities with similar focus. He writes for Al Hayat (on tax and immigration issues) is a member of Chatham House (Royal Institute for International Affairs) and a member of the Clinton Global Initiative and attends the World Economic Forum meetings in the Middle East each year.

Pia Anderberg
Pia Anderberg is Senior Vice President of People and Innovation at Axel Johnson AB. Previously, Pia served as Senior Vice President of HR, Communications and Sustainability at Axel Johnson, and was the CEO and Owner of Act Group, which she started together with Investor in 2010 to work with common methodologies and goals to achieve long term, sustainable growth.
  Pia received her M.Sc. from the University of Uppsala and started her career as a macro economist for Riksrevisionsverket and then within the financial sector. In 1990, she joined the newly started business simulation company, BTS Group AB and over 14 years held a number of positions with the company, such as VP Development, VP Sales, CEO BTS Nordic and Market Area Manager Europe. In 2004 Pia joined Investor AB and in 2005 she and two partners bought 50% of Novare from Investor. Novare consists of 8 companies in the field of HR. Pia has founded one of the biggest networks for female top managers in Sweden as well as the biggest mentor program in Sweden.  Her current board assignments include Mercuri International, Kunskapsskolan and Arbetsmiljöforum.

Claes Ekström
Claes Ekström is a partner of Altor Equity Partners, a private equity firm focused on investing in and developing medium-sized companies in the Nordic region.
   Claes previously worked for 23 years at McKinsey & Company, most recently as Senior Director. He has a broad set of experiences, both in terms of serving clients in different industries and with different functional challenges. He holds an MSc in Mechanical Engineering from Chalmers University of Technology and a BA in Economics from the University of Gothenburg. He also studied Law at the University of Gothenburg. Claes is the Chairman of the boards of NorthStar, Papyrus and Max Matthiessen and also member of the boards of Ferrosan, Swedfund and Mentor.

Cecilia Flores-Oebanda
Cecilia Flores-Oebanda is the founder, president and executive director of Visayan Forum Foundation in the Philllipines. Cecilia is a globally celebrated social entrepreneur and human rights activist. She is renowned for her courage and tirelss fight against child labour and slavery.
   A freedom fighter in her youth, Cecilia dedicated her life to ending modern slavery by fighting against the tyranny of the Marcos regime. She founded Visayan Forum after her release from being a political prisoner. Since then she has successfully established global best practices to fight human trafficking. She is an Anti-Slavery Awardee, a Trafficking in Persons Hero, ta Reuter’s Trustlaw Connect Impact Awardeea Modern day Slavery Abolitionist, and the recipient of the first Iqbal Masih Award for the Elimination of Child Labor. In 2011, Cecilia was also honoured as one of the World’s Children’s Prize Child Rights Heroes, and later became a Patron and served a member of the WCP Board. Shand. In 2013, Cecilia’s work featured by The CNN Freedom Project in a full-length documentary entitled “The Fighters". Cecilia is appointed by the President of the Republic of the Philippines as women's sector representative to the Inter-Agency Council Against Trafficking, a high-level policy making body tasked to oversee the country's anti-trafficking policies and programs. In 2015, she was named a Child10 Awardee by Reach for Change for her work in advancing children's rights by fighting child trafficking.

Björn Larsson
Björn Larsson served on WCP´s first board for more than a decade and is its International Ambassador since its inception. He is further the CEO of the ForeSight Group and has a background as economist, journalist and diplomat.
The ForeSight Group are specialists on entrepreneurial initiatives within large organizations and has since its start in 1979 worked with some 150 companies. Through its entrepreneurial approach The ForeSight Group has offered 3.5 million employees opportunities to contribute to corporate innovation and renewal.
Björn is further a member of the Clinton Global Initiative, Senior Advisor to think tanks Global Challenge in Stockholm, JANERA in New York and to CEO advisors Merryck & Co in London. He is also founder member of the Globally Responsible Leadership Initiative in Brussels and an Aspen Institute Fellow.

 
 
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