Embassy Staff

At the Embassy of Sweden in Pretoria works nine diplomats sent out from the Foreign Ministry, one Defence Attaché sent out from the Ministry of Defence and several local staff members. The Trade Attaché works at Business Sweden in Johannesburg (the position is at the moment vacant, however, a General Manager is in place).

Mr Håkan Juholt Ambassador

Ms Eslene Potgieter Personal Assistant to the Ambassador/Social Secretary

Political and Economic Affairs

Ms Ami Larsson Jain Minister Counsellor / Deputy Head of Mission Head of Section

Mr Mathias Hultgren First Secretary for Economic and Commercial Affairs

Ms Rosanela Selebi (on parental leave) Promotion Officer for human rights, gender, youth and 2030 agenda and Communication Officer 

Ms Zaphesheya Dlamini (substitute) Promotion Officer for human rights, gender, youth and 2030 agenda and Communication Officer 

Mr Oskar Nielsen Promotion Officer for environment, climate, science & technology and higher education

Mr Jacob Kok Secretary/ Events Assistant

Ms Vukani Mchunu Promotion and Communications Assistant (Cultural Affairs)

Administration, Migration and Consular matters

Ms Charlotta Cop Counsellor - Head of Administration 

Mr Stefan Siden Third Secretary

Ms Janet Jones Migration and Consular Officer

Ms Karin Selepeng-Blomgren Admin and event assistant

Ms Fortunate Masuku Financial Officer

Ms Lindi Batten Property and Protocol Officer

Ms Uriel Moraloki Receptionist/Administrative and migration assistant

Mr Daniel Dimpe Driver/Clerk

Mr Josias Maribeng Driver/Clerk

Ms Cathrine Matlala Cleaner/Receptionist

Ms Maja Pekkari, Intern

Ms Nora Hattar, Intern

Cultural Affairs

Vacant Counsellor for Cultural Affairs

Regional Positions

Commander Shahin Olesen Eghraghi Defence Attaché accredited to Angola, DR Congo, Rwanda and South Africa (resident in Pretoria).

Ms Mikaela Hildebrand First Secretary, Deputy head, regional SRHR-team

Ms Christina Dahlman, Counsellor, Democracy and human rights

Ms Helena Bådagård, First Secretary, Democracy and human rights

Ms Gorka Fagilde Second Secretary, Advisor, regional SRHR-team (parental leave)

Mr Felix Helgesson, Second Secretary, Advisor, regional SRHR-team


Ms Rupa Thakrar Bagoon Trade Secretary  - Business Sweden Johannesburg

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Last updated 28 Sep 2019, 3.39 PM