Niclas Kjellström-Matseke is a successful management consultant and visionary consumer oriented CEO with an extensive network of global leaders in business, politics and NGO communities. He serves on several boards in Sweden, the US and Africa and is an active member of the global CEO-network of YPO (Young Global Leaders), where he served as Chairman of it´s Swedish chapter.
Kjellström-Matseke has been the CEO of Novamedia Nordics since it´s inception in 2005. For the last 15 years, Kjellström-Matseke started and developed several small and medium size companies as an entrepreneur or investor/board member in industries as publishing, management consulting, and manufacturing. In 2016, he relocated to South Africa to focus on developing business and sustainable solutions in Southern Africa, from his own company Perennis Limited.
Kjellström-Matseke is passionate about supporting sustainability, culture, sports and charity organisations and has worked with organizations such as UNHCR, Unicef, The Clinton Foundation, Red Cross, World Wildlife Fund, Stockholm Resilience Centre, Nelson Mandela Foundation among another approx. 200 NGOs globally. His business has become the second largest private donor in the world donating over 6.5 billion Euros over the years to the charity sector (including the Postcode Lotteries in the UK and the Netherlands).
Kjellström-Matseke is a member of the Elders’ Advisory Board, where he supports leaders such as President Jimmy Carter, Graça Marcel, Mary Robinson and Kofi Annan in their work for peace and democracy through negotiations with world leaders. a thought for speaker and has performed at events with world leaders, (as Richard Branson, Nelson Mandela, Bill Clinton, Tony Blair, Hans Vestberg (CEO Ericsson), Paul Polman (CEO Unilever) etc.) often addressing the theme of innovations and sustainable business.
In 2013 Mr. Kjellström-Matseke received Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights – The Ripple of Hope Award for his “dynamic and creative leadership” joining together the business-, political- and civic communities.