We are Wes

Carolina Engström

CEO

Carolina has over 10 years’ experience of senior leadership, business development and leadership consulting and has previously worked as MD at Alumni Academy and as Business Director and Senior Consultant at Alumni (part of Harvey Nash Group). She is working with Executive Search and Leadership Consulting on Board and C-level.
Prior to Alumni she has experience from various sectors in society, national and international, worked with collaborations and social impact projects as Secretary General at Friends, a Swedish NGO. In her early career she run her own consulting business focusing on Gender, Diversity and Inclusion.
Carolina also has Board experience, hold a Bachelor in Political Science from The University of Stockholm and is certified in personality tests (Map, Matrigma, Hogans and Ravens).

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 eight years, and specialises 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

Liv Gorosch

Senior Advisor & Co-Founder

Liv has more than 20 years of experience in the executive recruitment industry and has previously worked at Bohmans Executive and Hudson Global Resources, and was Regional Manager at Academic Search International. Prior to that, Liv worked in the finance industry having held positions such as Marketing Manager at Nordic level for GE Capital. Liv studied Behavioural Science, followed by studies at Berghs SOC and is certified in OPQ and MQ via SHL, as well as Decision Dynamics.

Email: liv@wesgroup.se

Telephone: +4670-433 26 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

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 Manager

Wuendy works as Research Manager 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 Manager

Rebecka works as Research Manager 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 Manager

Henrik is part of Wes’ strong team of Research Managers. 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

Rut Yirdaw

Research Manager

Rut is a graduate from the Stockholm School of Economics and has always had an interest in social sustainability, which can be displayed in her TED-talk. Throughout her studies she was chosen as the Equality Representative of her university and as the president she often worked with diversity-related issues. Most recently, she worked at Northvolt and she is also one of the Co-founders of the organisation Ambitious Sweden.

Email: rut@wesgroup.se

Advisory board

Pål Hodann

Chairman, FH Partners

Stina Bergfors

Founder, United Screens

Charlotte Erkhammar

Exec. Vice President and Deputy CEO, Kreab