Since 2015 Åsa is working as account director at H+K Strategies in Stockholm. She is a communications expert on public affairs and corporate communications and have a passion for strategic thinking in communications.
She loves to help clients develop effective communications that help them achieve their business goals and increase their impact. Åsa has spoken at and facilitated countless workshops on themes like corporate reputation, public affairs and marketing campaigns. The audiences have been both local and international.
Åsa has more than 12 years of experience from the political area and with that said she knows where and how to influence. She has been working with political campaigns, and during 2006-2014 she was part of the Prime Minister’s staff. She was head of the PM’s correspondence and in that role she handled all types of political issues. Later she negotiated policy propositions within different political areas such as health and social affairs, immigrant integration and housing and urban development. Prior to working for the PM she was with H+K Strategies in Stockholm, working with PR, PA, health care and marketing communications.
Åsa has a bachelor’s degree in media- and communications and political science from the University of Stockholm. She has also participated in several courses regarding leadership, business development, rhetoric and body language.
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Oskar Kedling is the CFO at Hill + Knowlton Strategies in Stockholm since 2017. Oskar has a background as a consultant in accounting and financial management. He has a university degree in business administration and has also studied rhetoric.
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Carsten Carlsson has been working at Hill+Knowlton Strategies in Stockholm since 2014. Carsten’s focus is to support clients within business-to-business and business-to-consumer. Carsten Carlsson has more than 20 years’ experience in Corporate Communications, Marketing PR, Crisis Management, Change Management, Issue Management, Public Affairs and Digital Strategy/Social Media.
Carsten has worked with, and within, some of the world’s leading companies and brands, including Procter & Gamble, Alere, GSK, Bayer Healthcare, General Mills, Google, Youtube, Kellogg’s, Telenor, 3, LG, Stanleybet and UFC. Additionally, he has also supported destinations such as Puerto Rico, Antalya, Riga to mention a few. His management experience includes Global Head of External Communication at DeLaval International, Managing Director Grayling Stockholm, Partner and CEO Firefly Communication Nordic, Head of Communication within the Telia Group in Sweden to mention some.
Carsten is a member of the Board of Directors at Misa, a company that offers work-oriented daycare activities for people with disabilities. Carsten got a bachelor’s degree in communication science.
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Mikael joined Hill+Knowlton Strategies in Stockholm in 2020. He mainly supports clients on the corporate communication side.
Mikael has more than 20 years’ experience in Journalism, Corporate Communication, PR, Crisis Management, Change Management and Digital Communication. He has extensive experience from the energy sector and worked for both Vattenfall and E.ON where he held positions as Vice President Media Relations and Editorial and Head of Corporate Communication.
Before going over to the corporate side Mikael worked as a journalist, mainly for SVT, the Swedish public service TV.
Mikael has worked with clients such as Spotify, Huawei, Kry, TCS, Lendo and Skånemejerier/Lactalis.
Mikael holds a Master of Political Science and a bachelor degree in the German language. He has also studied Journalism and French.
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Claes joined Hill+Knowlton Strategies Sweden in January 2019 and is our lead in Public Affairs and Crisis Communication. He comes from a position as Head of Press at MTR Nordic Group, a subsidiary of Hongkong based MTR that operates the Stockholm Metro and Commuter rail. Claes help clients with media relations, crisis management, corporate communication, public affairs – often targeted at society, infrastructure, education and industry. He has 10 years of experience within communications, partly in regulated markets in Sweden, for example public transportation and schools.
Claes is a long time activist and advocate in several NGOs on both local, national and international level. He has worked as a consultant in rhetoric and is an experienced moderator. Claes is currently a member of the City Council in Stockholm, and the board of Stockholm Business Region.
Claes has prior experience from a variety of positions from his own consultancy to CEO at Friskolornas Riksförbund (The Swedish association for independent schools), Head of press at Lärarförbundet (The Swedish Teachers’ Union) and MTR Nordic Group, Communications Consultant at JMW Communication, President of the Swedish National Union of Students and of Stockholm Pride, and board member of RFSL.
Claes have studied chemical engineering at KTH Royal Institute of Technology, and rhetoric, political science and gender studies at Södertörn University.
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