Björn Stigson has extensive experience in international business. He began his career as a financial analyst with the Swedish Kockums Group. From 1971-82 he held various positions in finance, operations and marketing with ESAB, the international supplier of equipment for welding. In 1983-91 he was President and CEO of the Fläkt Group, a company listed on the Stockholm stock exchange and the world leader in environmental control technology.
Following the acquisition of Fläkt by ABB, in 1991 he became Executive Vice President and a member of ABB Asea Brown Boveri’s Executive Management Group. From 1993-94 he ran his own management consultancy. In 1995 he was appointed President of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD), a coalition of some 210 leading international corporations.
Björn Stigson has served on the board of a variety of international companies. He is presently a Member of the Board of the International Risk Governance Council; Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation and the Voluntary Carbon Standard Association.
He is also a member of the following advisory boards/councils: China Council for International Cooperation on Environment and Development; Dean’s Council of the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University; India Council for Sustainable Development; Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes (DJSI); Global Energy Assessment Council; BDI Climate Change Taskforce; The Copenhagen Climate Council; Executive Director’s Industry Advisory Group (IAG) of the International Energy Agency (IEA); Veolia Sustainable Development Advisory Committee.