Asa Karlsson Bjorkmarker RP SWE 1920 1080 DSF1532

Åsa Karlsson Björkmarker

  • Senior Consultant
  • Stockholm

Until 2018, Åsa was deputy mayor of Växjö and had held elected office for the Social Democrats for more than ten years. She was a member of the Swedish association of local authorities and regions committee for planning and community development, and she was also a part of several internal social democratic working groups. Åsa has a broad network, both internally in the Social Democratic Party, as well as externally from many years in different political roles. For many years, Åsa also held international assignments such as chair of ICLEI Europe, and as a European board member of the Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy. Prior to joining Rud Pedersen, Åsa had her own consulting firm and, most recently, Åsa worked as head of a general psychiatric ward. Åsa holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Social Work from Linnaeus University.

Email - [email protected]
Telephone - +46 76 311 56 71

  • 2018 - Present: Head of Commission of Inquiry (set up by the Government) regarding Housing Benefits and Maintenance Allowance, Government Offices, Sweden

  • 2020 - 2021: Head of the General Psychiatric Ward, County of Kronoberg, Sweden

  • 2018 - 2020: Owner of ÅsKa Consulting, Sweden

  • 2016 - 2020: Member of and Chair of the Board of ICLEI Europe

  • 2017- 2020 : Member of the Board of Global Covenant of Mayors of Climate and Energy Europe

  • 2014 - 2018: Deputy Mayor, The Social Democratic Party, Växjö

  • 2007 - 2018: Member of the Executive Board of the City of Växjö and elected office for the >The Social Democratic Party.

  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Social Work, Linnaeus Univerity, Sweden