Advisory Board Director

John Kristensen is a Senior Investment Manager and Head of Fund Investments at Swedfund, the DFI of the Swedish Government. John joined Swedfund in August 2013, focusing on direct and intermediated equity and debt investments in Africa and Asia. Prior to joining Swedfund, John focused on strategic investments in emerging markets at Aviva plc in London. Prior to Aviva, he worked as an investment banker in London for a number of years covering mainly Financial Institution and Real Estate clients at Merrill Lynch and Bear Stearns. John is currently vice chair of EMPEA’s DFI Council and is a member of AVCA’s Sustainability Committee. He holds an M.Sc. in Finance from Gothenburg School of Economics, Sweden.