The Public Affairs bureau Downtown Advisors is growing. Sofia Jöngren, a long-standing political advisor within the Center Party and Anna Palm, formerly Moderatte Party municipal board chairman in Höör municipality, will start as advisors at the bureau. Downtown Advisors is also strengthened by Jacob Elander, a student in International Business and Trade at the School of Business, Economics and Law at the University of Gothenburg.
- We are very happy to be able to connect Sofia, Anna and Jacob to us. With their mixed experiences and solid knowledge from different political levels, we strengthen our team and Downtown’s offer to those active in sustainable urban development, infrastructure and mobility, says Petter Lindfors, CEO and founder of Downtown Advisors.
Sofia has extensive political experience from various levels. Most recently, she held a position as Chief of Staff for the Center Party in the Stockholm Region, where she mainly worked with issues relating to regional planning, growth, infrastructure, and county plans. Prior to that, she worked as a political expert for the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Affairs for eight years.
- After working for many years in the Parliament, Government and Region, it feels incredibly fun to now be able to help entrepreneurs and companies to realize dreams and projects in urban development and infrastructure. I know the political system inside and out. It feels exciting to be able to translate this knowledge into concrete advice, says Sofia Jöngren.
Anna has three decades of experience as in local politics, in the Building Committee, Technical Services Committee and Childcare and Education Committee as well as the Municipal Executive Committee and Municipal Assembly. She was active in Danderyd municipality for 15 years and in Höör municipality for 20 years, eight of which as Deputy Mayor. Anna is self-employed and has a large network in both politics, the public sector and business throughout Sweden, but preferably in Skåne. She has been a member of the local federation in Skåne, the Regional Assembly and an advisor at NyföretagarCentrum Öresund.
- Having the opportunity to contribute with the work of building the sustainable society of the future together with colleagues at Downtown is a real joy. We all contribute with our collective experience, where societal development is in focus. It provides strength and security for our clients, says Anna Palm.
Finally, the firm is also strengthened by Jacob Elander, who is a junior consultant and will work part-time with research while studying for his master’s degree in International Business and Trade at the School of Business, Economics and Law at the University of Gothenburg. Jacob has experience from the South Swedish Chamber of Commerce, where he worked with opinion formation in infrastructure and competence supply issues. Jacob already has a bachelor’s degree in economics and experience from an exchange semester in Tokyo.
- It is a fantastic opportunity to work on exciting projects in Downtown while I complete my studies. I look forward to contributing my previous experiences and my commitment to business development, says Jacob Elander.