Måns Nilsson is the Acting Executive Director for SEI.
He is also part time Professor of the Practice of Environmental Strategies and Policy Analysis at the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH). Måns joined SEI in 1995.
Key areas of interest are in low carbon energy and transport policies, development studies and the 2030 agenda, innovation and transitions, and institutions and governance. Måns combines academic achievement with extensive management experience.
As Research Director he oversees SEI’s global research leadership and has fostered the development of its strategic initiatives and its academic cooperation agreements. In recent years he helped establish the Global Commission on the Economy and Climate and has been closely involved as an advisor to the UN, OECD and the European Commission on the Sustainable Development Goals. He is a member of the Scientific Council for Sustainable Development to the Government of Sweden.
Måns has slipped more than 40 papers past unsuspecting editors of academic journals and has edited two books. He received his MSc in International Economics from University of Lund, Sweden, and his PhD degree in Policy Analysis from Delft University of Technology, Netherlands.