ERIK BELFRAGE, Honorary Consul General of the Philippines in Stockholm, Sweden
Erik Belfrage was appointed the Honorary Consul General of the Philippines in Stockholm, Sweden, in 2013. He is the founder and Chairman Partner of Consilio International AB, an independent strategic advisory firm based in Stockholm, Sweden that works with the management and owners of Swedish multinational corporations, as well as with a number of foreign clients interested in the Scandinavian and Baltic markets, by providing business intelligence, advise, network relations, and corporate and commercial associations.
Erik Belfrage obtained his MBA at the Stockholm School of Economics in 1969, and started his career at Sal Oppenheim in Cologne before entering the Swedish diplomatic service from 1970 until 1987. He was assigned at the following foreign posts: Geneva, Switzerland; Washington, D.C., U.S.A; Bucharest, Romania; Hungary; Beirut, Lebanon; and, Paris, France.
After his departure from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Erik Belfrage served in various functions and responsibilities, namely:
- Deputy Managing Director of the Scandinavian Private Banking;
- Chairman of the Board of the International Council of Swedish Industry (Näringslivets Internationella Råd, NIR), the International Business Council;
- Board Member of Saab AB;
- Senior Vice President of the Scandinavia Enskilda Banken AB (SEB) from 1987 until 2011;
- Personal Advisor to the Chairman Emeritus Dr. Peter Wallenberg;
- Board Member of Atlas Copco;
- Senior Advisor to the Chairman of Investor AB, Jacob Wallenberg;
- Senior Advisor to the Chairman of SEB, Marcus Wallenberg;
- Senior Advisor (for 25 years) to one of the largest financial and industrial groups in Sweden;
- Chairman of the Board, Sigtunaskolan Humanistiska Läroverket (Sigtuna School);
- Chairman of the Board, ICC Corporate Responsibility & Anti-Corruption Committee;
- Vice-Chairman of the ICC Finance Committee; and, Board Member, Trilateral Commission, Turkcell, Eramet Steel, KIBI AB, amongst other pertinent positions.