Our board

Ambassador Bo Göransson,
Chairman

" I was immediately interested in supporting the development of Shifo because of the commitment to long-term sustainable development of health service delivery in underserved areas. By supplying models, appropriate tools and capacity building they help set in motion a virtuous circle of development owned by local partners. "

Bo Göranssons previous responsibilities include Ambassador at Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Director General and Chairman of Sida, Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency, Special Advisor to the President of African Development Bank and State Secretary, Ministry of Labour. He has been the permanent representative at United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and UN Habitat, and also a member of the Governing Council of UNHCR. He has an MBA from Stockholm School of Economics.

Ylva Hambraeus Björling,
Vice Chairman

" Shifo's pragmatic way to introduce an e-health infrastructure and the use of IT, to provide a modern support to achieve better health in countries where the need is greatest, attracted me to become engaged in the Foundation. "

Ylva Hambraeus Björling is Chairman of the commercial foundation - Internet Infrastructuren (IIS /.SE). She has more than 30 years of management and infrastructure experience within healthcare & welfare, IT and telecoms, in the private as well as the public sector. Ylva is a member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences.

Andreas Winqvist,
Board Member

" It's exciting and inspiring to be part of Shifo and bring changes to traditional charity systems. Every donor should know exactly where their funds went and the resulting impact. "

Andreas is a CEO at MedHelp - a private company in Northern Europe providing healthcare counselling services. Previously Andreas was CEO at Telefonakuten Sverige AB, and was engaged in Product Management and Sales Management positions.

Carl-Gunnar Höglund,
Board Member

" MyChild System represents a paradigm shift for healthcare in Uganda. It is in many ways revolutionary, and parts of the system and knowledge can be utilised to improve results and health service delivery for patients and citizens of Sweden and other countries as well. "

Carl-Gunnar is the Head of Management & Support at 1177 / Vårdguiden, the Swedish national health phone and online counselling service. Previously Carl-Gunnar was the manager at the Biomedical Engineering Department, Karolinska University Hospital where he has held different positions since 1982. He has more than 20 years of management and development experience within healthcare, technology and IT.

Rustam Nabiev,
Board Member, Co-Founder

" I have understood my purpose in life. To be part of a community that enables effective healthcare to children and mothers, no matter where they live. With Shifo, we want to contribute with tools, knowledge and transparency solutions and actively engage global community to this cause. "

Rustam is a co-founder and Director of Shifo. Rustam has extensive experience from research, as well as development and implementation of eHealth solutions in high and low resource settings.

Advisory Board

Alberto Corti,
Advisor

" Shifo’s determination to improve children’s health conditions is bound to have a great impact all around the world. The whole healthcare industry may benefit from this revolutionary system, which is already improving thousands of lives. Shifo’s impact is multidimensional and enhances people’s life conditions at many levels. I’m honored to contribute to this project and look forward to seeing Shifo going global. "

Alberto’s Casta&Bucks is a Stockholm-based consultancy that helps organisations to identify and measure their social impact, transforming it into tangible metrics for better managerial and communicative purposes. He has work experience in international organisations in both the private and the public sector from six countries around the world.

Andy Cars,
Advisor

" By building a digital platform that can help other NGOs greatly increase their transparency, while reducing administration costs, Shifo has the potential to leverage their own experiences gained first-hand in the field to positively impact other NGOs across the globe. An important initiative well worth working for. "

Andy is the founder of Seedcap, a consultancy based in Stockholm that provides business advice and network to tech startups mainly in ICT and cleantech. Andy has a background as entrepreneur, investment manager and strategy and business development advisor. Having worked for startups and large multinational companies, he has developed a deep understanding of the unique challenges that they face.

David Ziemsky,
Advisor

" It´s easy to throw out positive superlatives about Shifo's innovation MyChild System, but still, that´s the singular best thing - to deliver something that truly works, is needed to ensure and support structures we might take for granted. Knowing who´s who, and how to reach, and what to give them - total transparency. I love the simple but genius platform Shifo developed and implements. "

David works with branding, communication and film, and has a background in IT, TV, media & advertising. Having founded a number of small start ups in different areas, he works part time as advisor and as partner in a handful of established companies.

Felix Bouleau,
Advisor

" I've always been inspired by measurable impact, and Shifo both embodies and enables this. They do this by applying a pragmatic and startup-like playbook to solve important and real problems. This is an opportunity for me to share knowledge and lessons learned from the tech sector, while learning about not-for-profit teams and life science. "

Felix is a digital tinkerer, and his experience comes from product and project management. He currently works at Spotify.

Fiona Hazell,
Advisor

" It has been inspiring to follow Shifo’s journey of learning over the last few years. Meeting the passionate team and witnessing their pragmatic approach, I truly believe Shifo’s bold vision will be realised. It is an honour to support the dedicated and capable Shifo team as they work towards that day in 2030 when no child dies or suffers from preventable diseases. "

Fiona has dedicated her career to creating positive change in the world by working with corporates, accelerators and social entrepreneurs to develop profitable and scalable business models that tackle social challenges. She is Program Director of SE Forum and founder of the MAD Group – a network of experts that use their professional skills to “Make A Difference”.

Howard Rose,
Advisor

" I am excited that Shifo is simultaneously sensitive and disruptive in building a new model for north-south collaboration to solve pressing global health problems. On the one hand, Shifo is taking a long-term view to develop effective programmes that meet the needs on the ground, support local infrastructure, and become a replicable model for vaccine and healthcare delivery. On the other, they are highly disruptive in creating a new model for transparency and direct connection between all the stakeholders. "

Howard is the President, Co-Founder, and Design Director of Firsthand Technology, Inc., based in Seattle, Washington, USA. Firsthand specialises in transforming complex problems into engaging and intuitive experiences through games, simulations and virtual reality. The company's resume of work over 18 years includes groundbreaking projects using virtual reality to treat phobias, battlefield PTSD, and acute and chronic pain.

Jesper Lilliesköld,
Senior Advisor

" Investing in preventive health care is investment in future generations and with implementation of Shifo’s MyChild System, social return on investment increases over time. I strongly believe in the idea of MyChild System and the team, and I am sure sustainability can be achieved and I want to support that development. "

Jesper is an entrepreneur with long experience in building growth companies within the new media and outsourcing sectors. He is also supporting and investing in young entrepreneurs through the investment company Ulf & Vänner.

Jessica Stark,
Advisor

" Shifo´s vision is a day when no child dies or suffers from preventable diseases. I love this vision and want to contribute to making it come true in the future. "

Jessica is the co-founder and CEO of startup hub SUP46 (Startup People of Sweden). To help newly-founded Swedish companies and putting the words “sharing is caring” into practice is something she sees as a community service. She has more than twelve years' experience of working with startups and is extremely passionate about both the maturing Swedish startup ecosystem and the growing startup community.

Karoline Beronius,
Advisor

" I believe that long-term sustainable development requires structure and transparency. Shifo has developed tools that can help leapfrog development by supporting health workers, managers and decision makers in service delivery, planning and evaluation. Shifo’s focus on structured development, sustainable implementation and long-term partnerships are key to transformative development of weak health systems. Such development can eventually allow us to reach each and every child with lifesaving preventive health services "

Karoline is a social entrepreneur with a passion for ICT's potential to leapfrog development by making better use of scarce financial, human and technical resources. She has several years' experience of working within International Development Cooperation. Previously, she worked at the Swedish Programme for ICT in Developing Regions (SPIDER) to support countries in Asia, Africa and Latin Ameria to harness the benefits of ICT. Karoline was part of the team that started Shifo in 2013.

Katarina Chowra,
Advisor

" Shifo has a sincere passion and drive to make a difference for children. In addition they are a role model for future organisations. Shifo is built on values such as transparency, cooperation, equality and is dynamic and data driven. They are perfect fit for making a great difference to the healthcare for children. "

Katarina is an innovator, futurist and coach. Her background is within telecoms as a business developer. She has spent the last years mainly in the startup arena, as both entrepreneur and coach. She is a frequent speaker about the value of innovation and tech start-ups.

Lennart Andersson,
Advisor

" Shifo makes a difference where it matters the most. Over the last few years they have managed to simplify an important challenge in an elegant way, by understanding what really works in the countries they operate in. They know how to build trust among stakeholders who sometimes have difficulties to collaborate and have created a combination of digital and physical solutions I feel is quite refreshing. I hope I can contribute by adding experiences from design thinking from both similar but also completely different areas. "

Lennart is Director of Interaction Design and Design Strategist at Veryday, one of the world’s top-ranking design and innovation consultancies. Veryday has a strong commitment to people-driven innovation as a means to enhance quality of life. Based on deep people insights they create innovative solutions for products and services in the physical and digital world. In 2016 Veryday joined forces with McKinsey, one of the worlds most respected players in the management business. Lennart has a strong passion for design thinking and innovation, and broad experience from different areas like health, transportation, home appliances and telecom.

Nima Jokilaakso,
Senior Advisor

" There are plenty of amazing not-for-profits and social enterprises, but extremely few survive past the pilot phase. Shifo has proven to do so, through determination and adaptability. That is why I´m proud to contribute so that they can expand MyChild System to reach more people. "

Nima holds a Masters degree in Chemistry and a Ph.D in Biotechnology from KTH, the Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden, and is active in both the life science and digital health. With a central role in Scandinavia’s digital health ecosystem, he has consulted for life science and venture capital companies. He is the former CEO and Co-Founder of digital health start-up DD Innovation AB, a social enterprise company with activities focused in Tanzania. His experience supports an understanding of digital health across Europe and East Africa, and the challenges of the start-up environment.

Shampa Bari,
Advisor

" Having worked in and with tech start-ups, I understand the strength and courage it requires to take a step back from what is technically possible, in order to focus on what is socially beneficial. The team at Shifo exhibits a determination to do good, and do it well, which I find inspiring. It is an honour to assist them on this journey. "

Shampa is a founding member of an Indian healthcare start-up with 150,000 users, dedicated to reducing the global chronic disease burden. Currently at Swecare Foundation, she is devoted to identifying collaborative opportunities and forging sustainable partnerships. With an MBA from INSEAD Business School and a degree in Industrial Engineering from Columbia University, Shampa has over ten years' experience working in Sub-Saharan Africa, Western Europe, and South Asia. Her network spans previous employers such as the Grameen Trust, BRAC, SIDA, and the UN.