The Swedish Institute is a public agency with a staff of approximately 140 employees with offices in Stockholm and Paris.

SI is headed by a director-general, who oversees four departments, each with special competences for different areas of operation.


Annika Rembe is director-general of the Swedish Institute and also chair of the board that on behalf of the Swedish public has insight into the work of the agency.

Department of International Relations

Kurt Bratteby
The department enables collaborations, knowledge development and experience exchange with the target audiences of SI. Rooted in Swedish skills and profile issues, we build lasting relations and active networks with talents, opinion leaders and decision makers worldwide.

Director: Kurt Bratteby

Department of Intercultural Dialogue

Addressing SI’s target audiences, the department will, in collaboration with other stakeholders, build engaging relationships, communication and public meetings that leads to a clear and multifaceted image of Sweden abroad. The department also implements global analyses and develops strategies for the department’s own activities and as a support to other departments.

Director: Henrik Selin

Departement of Internal Management and Support

The department gives support to the leadership and organisation by conducting support processes as well as supporting main processes. The purpose is for the agency to be able to perform their missions in an effective and innovative manner and will thus be in the best position to fulfill their goals.

Deputy director-general and department director: Mikaela Fredriksén Tollin

Departement of Communications

The Communications department at SI is responsible for the external communication on behalf of the agency, internal communications and also supports the board of directors on administrative and strategic issues. Please contact us if you have questions about SI, or would like to get in touch with SI.

Director: Anna Rudels

Organisational structure