ChemSec Team

Anne-Sofie Bäckar

ChemSec’s Executive Director, Anne-Sofie, was among the people that originally started ChemSec in 2002 in a small office. A strategist with clear ideas on how to shape the future of chemicals and a regular at many high level meetings.

frida hök

Frida is ChemSec’s Deputy Director. She has an extensive knowledge about chemical legislation and is constantly on the road travelling to policy meetings all over Europe. Frida project leads most of ChemSec’s policy focused reports.

peter pierrou

Peter is the Director of Communications at ChemSec, making sure ChemSec is seen in the right places and perceived in the right way. He is involved in most of ChemSec’s projects in some capacity, knowing a little about everything.

Jerker Ligthart

Jerker is a chemical engineer and a Senior Chemicals Advisor with ChemSec. Among many other things, Jerker project leads the development of SINimilarity as well as the technical parts of ChemSec’s business tools. He is also involved in ChemSec’s policy work.

anna lennquist

Dr. Anna is ChemSec’s Senior Toxicologist and the project leader for the SIN List and substitution. Anna stays up to date with the science side of chemicals, for example regarding endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs).

theresa kjell

As ChemSec’s Senior Policy Advisor, Theresa brings her expertise to ChemSec’s policy and legislation work. She is especially involved in issues regarding circular economy.

jonatan kleimark

Dr. Jonatan is a Senior Chemicals and Business Advisor at ChemSec. With a PhD in organic chemistry and experience from industry, Jonatan understands the needs and requirements of companies’ chemicals management. He also leads ChemSec’s Marketplace.

sonja haider

Previously a stock broker, Sonja now works as ChemSec’s Senior Business and Investors Advisor. Sonja knows what pitfalls awaits investors not willing to take hazardous chemicals into account, and holds a lot of contacts relevant for ChemSec’s business work.

Patrik is ChemSec’s Sustainable Finance Advisor, supporting investors in their engagements with chemical companies. With a background as a documentary filmmaker, public speaker and company advisor, Patrik provides investors with an easy-to-understand approach to the risks and opportunities associated with the chemical industry.

Karin Forslund, Communications Officer at ChemSec

Karin is ChemSec’s Communications Officer. With a background in journalism, copywriting, instructional design and SEO, she has a finger in more or less every pie at ChemSec when it comes to communication.

Joséphine is a Business Developer at ChemSec. With a background in business development, she is an expert at building relationships with high level executives. Joséphine is deeply involved in the overall development of ChemSec’s offering, making sure that it resonates with the target groups.

Henrik Edin

Henrik is a Policy Advisor at ChemSec, focusing on circular economy. With experience from both industry organisations and politics, Henrik is a natural part of the ChemSec policy team.

Janice Quitz

Janice is ChemSec’s Office and Finance Manager. She is the glue that holds the organisation together, handling everything from budget to hotel bookings. At the same time she helps out with a variety of ChemSec projects.

philip krook

Philip works as a Communications Officer at ChemSec. He has a background in journalism and has worked with communications in various non-profit organisations for many years. With an eye for detail and a special interest in graphic design, Philip is an integral part of ChemSec’s communications team.

As Chemicals Policy Advisor at ChemSec, Sidsel focuses her work on SEAC and the REACH Review. Having worked as REACH expert at the Danish EPA for many years, she has extensive experience and knows all the ins and outs of EU chemicals regulation.