We are Wes

Carolina Engström

CEO

Carolina has more than 10 years’ experience in senior leadership roles, business development, and leadership consulting. She has served as CEO of Wes since November 2021 and is responsible for leading the way ahead and continuing to develop the company. At Wes, she also works with strategic counselling, consulting, recruitment and leadership development at board, executive, and management levels.

Previously, Carolina held several positions at Alumni (part of the Harvey Nash Group), including as MD Alumni Academy, Business Director, Head of Leadership Consulting and Senior Consultant in Board, Executive Search and Assessment. Prior to that, she served, among other things, as Secretary General of the Friends Foundation and has extensive experience in building collaborations between different sectors to create sustainable societal change, both nationally and internationally. Carolina also has board experience and ran her own consulting business with a focus on gender equality, diversity, and inclusion. Carolina has a degree in Political Science from Stockholm University and is certified in several personality tests.

Email: carolina.engstrom@wesgroup.se

Telephone: +4670-846 13 47

Nusin Cilgin

Senior Consultant & Co-Founder

Nusin has worked in recruitment and executive search for more than 15 years, and specializes in identifying and recruiting key individuals for managerial positions. She has previously worked as a Recruitment Consultant at Hammer & Hanborg, with a focus on the marketing and communication industry and has also worked at Prime PR. Nusin has a degree in Corporate Finance as well as Media and Communication Studies from Mid Sweden University and is certified in OPQ and MQ via SHL.

Email: nusin@wesgroup.se

Telephone: +4670-981 67 44

Sara Råsmar

Senior Consultant

Sara has a background as CEO and board member within the insurance industry. She works in various fields within Executive Search but is specialized in senior executive role roles in banking, finance and insurance. She has previous experience at another Executive Search company where her main focus was to build their insurance portfolio. Prior to that, she worked for almost nine years as CEO of the Swedish Insurance Society, a member organization for the insurance industry where she founded the site Forsakringsjobb.se, built the commercial education line of business and developed an extensive network. Sara is a member of the board at Länsförsäkringar Stockholm and part of their accounting committee. Previous work experience includes Marsh and Agria. Sara has a master’s degree in Business Administration from Uppsala University, exchange studies from the University of Sheffield, studies in PR as well as Media and Communication Science from Stockholm University, and has attended Ruter Dam.

Email: sara@wesgroup.se

Telephone: +4672-003 60 22

Per Fornander

Senior Consultant

Per is a specialist in financial services with deep expertise in the insurance sector, where he has 30 years’ professional experience, including 20 in senior management roles. Per’s extensive network in the Nordic financial services sector, coupled with his insider’s knowledge, give clients a competitive advantage in identifying and recruiting senior executive and board-level candidates. Deep knowledge about differences in Scandinavian business culture and leadership behavior.
Business Expertise:
Group Executive Vice President at Tryg A/S and CEO of Moderna Försäkringar, one of the Nordic region’s leading property & casualty providers. CEO and Country manager of Norwegian insurance group Gjensidige subsidiary. Director of Personal and Commercial Lines Trygg-Hansa Försäkrings AB, RSA Scandinavia.

Email: per.fornander@wesgroup.se

Telephone: +4670-316 77 65

Agnetha Dahlström

Senior Consultant

Agnetha is a Senior Consultant with more than 15 years’ experience from managerial roles in Retail, Telecommunications and Banking sectors both in Sweden and internationally. She has extensive experience in recruiting executives, finance professionals and other key employees. Agnetha has a background from Assessit and Horton International. She has a comprehensive understanding of business processes in general and of assessing management teams. Agnetha has a B.Sc. in Business Administration from Uppsala University and is certified in OPQ, MQ and Verify via SHL.

Email: agnetha@wesgroup.se

Telephone: +4670-973 73 70

Eva Winberg Tydén

Senior Consultant

Eva is a Senior Consultant with solid experience in qualified executive recruitment, recruiting managers and specialists to senior positions. Prior to Wes, she has worked with senior executive recruitment at Navigio and Horton International.
In addition, Eva has gained many years of experience in driving growth in corporate and personnel management from roles such as CEO, HR Manager, Sales and Marketing Manager, Product Manager, etc. in Sweden and internationally.
Eva has been active in companies including Telia’s Internal bank, SKF, EF, ISS and the Arena Group. All roles have contributed to a comprehensive understanding of different industries, organizations, businesses, positions and their different challenges and possibilities.
Eva holds a Bachelor of Science in Economics and Business Administration from Uppsala University, and is certified in OPQ, MQ and Verify at CEB/SHL.

Email: eva@wesgroup.se

Telephone: +4670-424 51 10

Per Svahn

Senior Consultant

Per has a background from HR Management positions in various global companies and organizations, both Swedish and American companies such as Ericsson, Danaher and Avanade. He has also worked for The Red Cross. He has five years’ experience as an Executive Search consultant at Headlight International and Accord Group. Per has experience from various industries, both as a consultant and as an employee, and is especially experienced from tech companies within telecom, IT, energy and manufacturing. Per has a B.Sc. in Human Resources from University of Linköping and a University Certificate in Energy Technology from Mälardalen University. He has gone through coaching education according to International Coach Federation’s training requirements for ACC-certification. Per is a partner of the global consultancy firm Avvartes.

Email: per.svahn@wesgroup.se

Wuendy Cardenas

Research Consultant

Wuendy works as Research Consultant at Wes and has extensive search and recruiting experience. She has worked with recruiting and human resources since 2007 in Sweden as well as internationally. Her most recent experience is from the executive search firm Proximo Rekrytering. At Proximo, Wuendy worked as Researcher, on assignments within Consumer/Retail/FMCG, Manufacturing, Construction/Real estate, Banking/Finance, Healthcare and other Services areas. Previously in her carrier Wuendy held the position of Talent Manager at Universum and was responsible for the company’s recruitment operations throughout Europe. Wuendy was raised in Venezuela, has a degree in Management & Organization skills and Labor Law from Stockholm University, as well as a Master’s degree in Language and Translation from the University of Pau in France.

Email: wuendy@wesgroup.se

Rebecka Shirazi

Research Consultant

Rebecka works as Research Consultant at Wes and is also a Project Manager. Previously, she served in leadership and management positions, including as VP Strategic Initiatives and VP and Director External Relations and the iDeas Lab, at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), a top-ranked national security and foreign policy research organization, in Washington D.C., USA. She also has extensive project management, recruitment and talent development, strategy, administration, and communications experience. Prior to that she was a project manager and research assistant at the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI), where she supported high-level dialogue projects. Rebecka holds a MSc in Comparative Politics – Conflict Studies from the London School of Economics and Political Science and a MA in International Relations and Middle East Studies from the University of St Andrews.

Email: Rebecka@wesgroup.se

Henrik Alm

Research Consultant

Henrik is part of Wes’ strong team of Research Consultants. He has worked with C-level Executive Search assignments in the Nordic private market since 2017, most recently joining us from Burro Advisors. Having helped clients in multiple industries, he enjoys the challenge of adding value to an organization by finding cross-industrial solutions. Henrik has a Bachelor’s Degree in International Relations from Stockholm University. His studies focused on organizational performance from an internal and external viewpoint.

Email: henrik@wesgroup.se

Advisory board

Pål Hodann

Chairman, FH Partners

Stina Bergfors

Founder, United Screens

Charlotte Erkhammar

Exec. Vice President and Deputy CEO, Kreab