Six Year Plan is a business development agency. We help our clients build robust businesses,
geared to the challenge of political headwinds and changing customer preferences.
We specialize in business development, communications, public affairs and management, helping clients
reposition themselves, transform their businesses and enter new markets.

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Who we are

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P.UHLINPÄR UHLIN
MANAGING PARTNER AND SENIOR ADVISER
P.UHLINLARS ADLERSSON
PARTNER AND SENIOR ADVISER
B.EDBIRGITTA ED
PARTNER AND SENIOR ADVISER

 

PÄR UHLINPÄR UHLIN

MANAGING PARTNER AND SENIOR ADVISER

Pär is a trusted adviser to international and Swedish companies on communications, reputation management and business and organizational development with a special focus on challenges companies meet as part of their international expansion. Pär lived in China between 1999 and 2014, and is fluent in Mandarin Chinese. He was partner and co-founder of Eastwei Relations, one of China’s leading communications agencies that became part of Publicis Groupe in 2010. Between 2007 and 2014, he headed the operations in China as Managing Director, leading five offices and more than 200 employees. Since August 2014, Pär has relocated to Stockholm, where he continues to work as an advisor to companies with a link to China and Asia, as well as engage in local communications projects.

Direct +46 8 5181 69 50
Mobile +46 708 30 99 46
Chinese mobile +86 139 0189 0254
par.uhlin@sixyearplan.se

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LARS ADLERSSONLARS ADLERSSON

PARTNER AND SENIOR ADVISER

Lars has more than 25 years of experience from management, business development and strategic communications, and is a trusted advisor to investors, boards and management teams, mainly in the life science industry. Former positions include CEO of Medivir AB, Managing Director at GlaxoSmithKline in Austria and Sweden and Senior Analyst at Handelsbanken Capital Markets. He holds a B. Sc. in Business Administration and Economics from Uppsala University and has attended strategy and management programs at Duke University, London Business School and IFL Executive Education. Lars is Chairman of SwedenBIO.

Mobile +46 706 666 236
lars.adlersson@sixyearplan.se

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Birgitta Ed

PARTNER AND SENIOR ADVISER

Birgitta is a top adviser to Swedish and international companies, owners and leaders on internationalization issues, public affairs, corporate communications, business development, sustainability challenges, and crisis management. An entrepreneur, she co-founded and managed one of Sweden’s leading communication agencies, Springtime, the PR-agency Sagt:Gjort and is principal owner and co-founder of Six Year Plan. Birgitta was CEO for the campaign organization Sweden in Europe, and worked as a special adviser to the cabinet office at the Ministry for Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Finance.

Mobile +46 8 5181 69 50
birgitta.ed@sixyearplan.se

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A.KVARNSKOGAGNETA KVARNSKOG
PARTNER AND SENIOR ADVISER
A.ROSTINANDERS RÖSTIN
PARTNER AND SENIOR ADVISER
E.STROMELISABETH STRÖM
PARTNER AND SENIOR ADVISER

 

AGNETA KVARNSKOGAGNETA KVARNSKOG

PARTNER AND SENIOR ADVISER

Agneta is a senior adviser on internal and external communications, strategy and change management and analysis and research. Agneta was consultant, executive vice president, partner and business manager at Springtime, and later became Head of internal communications at Green Cargo. Agneta is a committed adviser in merges, company formations, brand name changes and business development focused on taking an organization from plan and process to strategy that is shown in daily priority and behavior.

Direct +46 8 5181 69 68
Mobile +46 707 68 48 13
agneta.kvarnskog@sixyearplan.se

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ELISABETH STRÖMELISABETH STRÖM

PARTNER AND SENIOR ADVISER

Elisabeth is a trusted adviser to large Swedish corporations. During her entire life, Elisabeth has worked with communications in both the industrial and commercial sector, always with a focus on building and strengthening brands. As Vice President and/or member of the executive board at Vattenfall, Posten, KF and Swedbank, she has mainly been focused on customer value. Elisabeth is chairman of Swedish Stockings AB.

Mobile +46 70 643 12 10
elisabeth.strom@sixyearplan.se

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ANDERS RÖSTINANDERS RÖSTIN

CHAIRMAN, PARTNER AND SENIOR ADVISER

Senior adviser on corporate finance and global infrastructure and projects. Anders has 15 years of professional service firm experience from KPMG. As head of Corporate Finance and Global Infrastructure & Projects group, he has gained extensive experience of financial and strategic advice on privatizations, acquisitions and judicial processes around regulation and value, for corporations and the public sector, primarily in the energy and infrastructure sectors. He is chairman and partner in Six Year Plan.

Direct +46 8 5181 69 67
Mobile +46 706 370 514
anders.rostin@sixyearplan.se

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G.THORSTENSONGÖRAN THORSTENSON
PARTNER AND SENIOR ADVISER
PAUL ABRIGO
ADVISER
M.BILDTMARITA BILDT
SENIOR ADVISER

 

Göran ThorstensonGÖRAN THORSTENSON

PARTNER AND SENIOR ADVISER

Göran is a senior adviser on Corporate relations, Public Affairs, Branding, Internal communication and Media relations. Göran has 25 years of experience working as adviser on Public Affairs and communications. After having worked as adviser at the communications consultancy Kreab, Göran was a member of the staff of Carl Bildt (then Moderate party Chairman) and later special adviser in the Prime Minister’s Office. Göran co-founded the internet agency Vindrosen which later formed Springtime. Göran is principal owner and co-founder of Six Year Plan.

Direct +46 8 5181 69 60
Mobile +46 704 330 511
goran.thorstenson@sixyearplan.se

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By Paul Philip Abrigo 2013PAUL ABRIGO

ADVISER

An expert relations builder, Paul helps businesses and organizations with Public Affairs, Public Relations, Corporate Communications, Media Relations, China related issues, research and analysis. With an educational background in Media and Communication studies, Business Administration, Mandarin and China studies, Paul has worked in China as press officer for the Swedish participation at the 2010 World Expo in Shanghai, and in Sweden with public relations and photography. Paul joined Six Year Plan in January 2013.

Mobile +46 76 88 47 999
paul.abrigo@sixyearplan.se
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Marita BildtMarita Bildt

SENIOR ADVISER

Marita has a background in management development at the Swedish Armed Forces and in human resources, organizational development and management training in the private sector. Marita co-founded Teleopti AB, an internationally established software development company in the Telecom sector. Marita has extensive experience in developing individuals, groups and organizations, focusing on leadership, goal-steering and change management.

Mobile +46 709 21 81 12
marita.bildt@sixyearplan.se

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A.CHIDLIAICHA CHIDLI
OFFICE MANAGER
A.CHONAATICKA CHONA
SENIOR ADVISER AND MANAGING DIRECTOR INDIA
CARIN LEMBRE
SENIOR ADVISER

 

AICHA CHIDLIAICHA CHIDLI

OFFICE MANAGER

Aicha is the Office Manager at the Stockholm office and the contact person for all Six Year Plan meeting inquiries and other event and business arrangements.

Direct +46 8 5181 69 50
Mobile +46 768 52 36 36
aicha.chidli@sixyearplan.se

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ATICKA CHONAATICKA CHONA

SENIOR ADVISER AND MANAGING DIRECTOR INDIA

Aticka has 18 years of experience helping European companies in India with start-up, operations and business strategy, as well as leading category business at a global scale. In 2011 Aticka joined Springtime as managing director in India in 2011, and is at Six Year Plan since January 2013. Aticka is a specialist in business startups in India and building strategies on a global level, PR-planning, Public Affairs, communication management and understanding Swedish-Indian business challenges.

Indian mobile +91 98 101 237 30
Swedish mobile +46 70 141 55 56
aticka.chona@sixyearplan.se

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Carin LembreCARIN LEMBRE

SENIOR ADVISER

Carin has worked with business development, public relations and communications since 1996. Carin worked with the Yes to Europe campaign and the Swedish Euro referendum, and at the agency Sagt & Gjort which later became Springtime. Carin was the project manager of the Swedish exhibition at the World Expo 2010 in Shanghai. As senior adviser at Six Year Plan, Carin helps clients with business development, strategic communications, media relations, repositioning and project management.

Direct +46 8 5181 69 63
Mobile +46 708 796 939
carin.lembre@sixyearplan.se
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MIKAEL LINDSTRÖM
SENIOR ADVISER
PATRIK LOCKNE
SENIOR ADVISER
M.MAMICO MA
SENIOR ADVISER BEIJING

 

Mikael LindströmMIKAEL LINDSTRÖM

SENIOR ADVISER

Senior adviser on public affairs, government relations and international trade negotiations. Mikael is a distinguished former Swedish diplomat, with a four-decade career at the country’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Having served as Sweden’s Ambassador to China and Mongolia, to Japan and to Indonesia, held postings in the USA, France and Morocco and been a senior negotiator at the WTO, Mikael has deep knowledge of social, political and economic trends in the world’s rising and developed economies and international trade issues.

Mobile +46 705 27 48 55
mikael.lindstrom@sixyearplan.se
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Patrik LocknePATRIK LOCKNE

SENIOR ADVISER

Senior adviser helping companies with business, communications and public affairs related challenges in China and globally. Patrik worked at Springtime during 1997-2012 and was placed at the Beijing office during 2006-2012. Patrik’s key competence lies in public affairs, sustainability issues, environmental scanning, risk analysis and message formulation. Patrik is a senior adviser at Six Year Plan and for the global public affairs consultancy network FIPRA.

Direct +46 8 5181 69 64
Swedish mobile +46 708 522 286
Chinese mobile +86 139 11 12 67 93
patrik.lockne@sixyearplan.se
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By Paul Philip Abrigo 2013MICO MA

SENIOR ADVISER BEIJING

Senior adviser on corporate communications strategy, media relations and market research and analysis, based in Beijing. Mico has over 15 years of experience in China’s PR industry, managing and advising on corporate communications for a wide range of global firms. Mico works with strategy and implementation of corporate communications for businesses in fields spanning from industrial companies to consumer brands, and project-manages market PR activities and media relations.

Mobile +86 139 10 63 64 07
mico.ma@sixyearplan.se

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KARL POPOW
ADVISER
H.SJOBERGHENRIK SJÖBERG
SENIOR ADVISER
A.SVENSSONANNETTE SVENSSON
FINANCE MANAGER

 

KARL POPOWKARL POPOW

ADVISER

With a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management and Sociology from Columbia University, Karl helps clients with business development, communications, research and analysis. Karl has previously worked in marketing, collateral management and corporate finance. Karl has been significantly involved in the Swedish-American business community in New York, organizing and participating in events aimed at promoting Swedish businesses and universities in the United States.

Mobile +46 729 74 33 33
karl.popow@sixyearplan.se

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Henrik SjöbergHENRIK SJÖBERG

SENIOR ADVISER

Senior adviser on strategic communications, Public Affairs, PR-planning, and the Chinese market. Having worked as Head of Section at the Ministry of Employment and Enterprise, Henrik became Account Director at the European Public Policy Advisors. After that he worked at Springtime and was in charge of Springtime’s Shanghai Office. At Six Year Plan, Henrik helps Swedish as well as global corporations with strategic internal and external communications, Public Affairs and adapting to the Chinese market.

Direct +46 8 5181 69 65
Mobile +46 733 676 652
henrik.sjoberg@sixyearplan.se
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ANNETTE SVENSSONANNETTE SVENSSON

FINANCE MANAGER

Holding a BSc in business administration and economics, Annette has worked with finance and accounting since 1990, mostly as CFO for national as well as international small to mid-sized companies. Annette is the finance manager at Six Year Plan since April 2014.

Direct +46 8 5181 6970
Mbile +46 708 69 66 50
annette.svensson@sixyearplan.se

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M.THUROWMICHAEL THUROW
SENIOR ADVISER SHANGHAI
M.THUROWFREDRIK TIMELL
ADVISER
J.WANGJADE WANG
ADVISER

Photo by Paul Philip Abrigo 2012MICHAEL THUROW

SENIOR ADVISER SHANGHAI

Senior adviser on international business development, banking, financing, M&A and strategy. Michael has over 30 years of experience managing and advising at international corporations, joint ventures and banks, in the USA, Europe including Eastern Europe, the Middle East, Asia and Australia, Michael’s primary focus is finance, restructuring, sales processes, governance and strategic international leadership. Currently based in Shanghai.

Chinese mobile +86 138 17 50 92 48
Swedish mobile +46 767 77 19 11
michael.thurow@sixyearplan.se

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FREDRIK TIMELLFREDRIK TIMELL

ADVISER

With a Master’s degree in Science with a specialization in Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management from KTH, Fredrik helps clients with business development, research, analysis and communications. Fredrik has previous entrepreneurial experience as well as experience from business development, communications and the market research industry.

Mobile +46 70 288 05 92
fredrik.timell@sixyearplan.se

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JADE WANGJADE WANG

ADVISER

Jade is an adviser specialized on market research and analysis with a background in global economic trends research. With a Master’s degree in Business Economics from University of Amsterdam, Jade has worked as project leader for cooperation projects in urban planning and green architecture. She joined Six Year Plan in February 2016 and is based in Beijing.

Mobile +86 185 11 18 27 54
jade.wang@sixyearplan.se

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How we think

Our world

We help our clients shift focus away from short-sighted quarterly capitalism to building long-term sustainable businesses. An important part of that is to navigate the far-reaching transformations of businesses that we see in the world today. Below, we describe four transformations we find are crucial for businesses and organizations to navigate today, and in the years to come.

To survive – and thrive – in this new world, we believe that the only viable response is to build a business geared to the challenge of political headwinds, sensitive to the global marketplace and true to one’s values. As advisers, our focus lies where global ambitions meet local conditions, and where the market meets the public and the political sphere.

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THE POLITICIZED MARKET

There is an increasing overlap between business and politics. In the West this translates into new opportunities following deregulation as a result of political decisions, and threats in sectors previously untouched by politicians and changes in public opinion. In emerging economies, an understanding of and excellence in government affairs is essential, as well as a sensitivity to protectionist markets and patriotic consumers.

GLOBAL AMBITION, LOCAL UNDERSTANDING

The emerging markets are demanding more influence. International businesses face the challenge of having to operate in environments with a multitude of values, cultures, traditions and customs. Managers have to realize and accept that others might have different sets of values, competing or even colliding with theirs, and respect and handle them. Global ambitions need to be matched with a local understanding.

BUILDING TRUST

Growing consumer awareness increases public demand for just production conditions and fair commercial behavior. Fierce competition among companies from different parts of the world on emerging global markets, off-line and on-line, makes confidence a decisive purchasing factor. Building sustainable trust with all key stake holders is an important task for businesses and organizations alike.

SUSTAINABLE TRANSPARENCY

We are moving towards more transparency, driven both by the technology shift and changing expectations. For companies, the challenge will be to find a balance that satisfies a diverse set of stakeholders and safeguards business secrets and reputation. But in order to accomplish that, old assumptions about the merits of silence and fear of engaging with stakeholders need to be broken. In this world one can’t hide – even if one wanted to.

Cases

 

Cases

Stora Enso: Board and Pulp Mill Investment in Guangxi

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Pulp and paper manufacturer Stora Enso is investing in a new consumer board and pulp mill in Guangxi, China.

The project requires effective communications with stakeholders ranging from own employees and land owners to media and NGOs.

Six Year Plan has provided analysis of the communications and business issues relevant to the project, as well as advice on communications strategy, planning and messaging. This has given the local communications team a roadmap to start working from.

Gunnebo: Local Relevance Gives Peace of Mind

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Gunnebo has offices in more than 30 countries, and their safety products are sold in over 100 countries. From a communications perspective there is a challenge in being relevant and meeting the customers’ expectations because of the huge difference in maturity between emerging and mature markets. Gathering input from BA heads and local management on local business environments and connecting it to the overall business strategy, we created external communication platforms for the local markets. These give local markets a strong and relevant set of messages and means for activation, and market communications a strong tool in working with local PR agencies.

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beijingBEIJING
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Beijing, 100021, P. R. China
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PAUL ABRIGO
Mobile +46 768 847 999
paul.abrigo@sixyearplan.se
LARS ADLERSSON
Mobile +46 706 666 236
lars.adlersson@sixyearplan.se
marita-bildtMARITA BILDT
Mobile +46 709 21 81 12
marita.bildt@sixyearplan.se
AICHA CHIDLI
Direct +46 8 5181 69 50
Mobile +46 768 52 36 36
aicha.chidli@sixyearplan.se
ATICKA CHONA
Indian mobile +91 98 101 237 30
Swedish mobile +46 70 141 55 56 aticka.chona@sixyearplan.se
BIRGITTA ED
Direct +46 8 5181 69 50
birgitta.ed@sixyearplan.se
AGNETA KVARNSKOG
Direct +46 8 5181 69 68
Mobile +46 707 68 48 13
agneta.kvarnskog@sixyearplan.se
CARIN LEMBRE
Direct +46 8 5181 69 63
Mobile +46 708 796 939
carin.lembre@sixyearplan.se
MIKAEL LINDSTRÖM
Mobile +46 705 27 48 55
mikael.lindstrom@sixyearplan.se
PATRIK LOCKNE
Direct +46 8 5181 69 64
Swedish mobile +46 708 522 286
Chinese mobile +86 139 11 12 67 93
patrik.lockne@sixyearplan.se
MICO MA 马艳
Mobile +86 139 10 63 64 07
mico.ma@sixyearplan.se
KARL POPOW
Mobile +46 729 74 33 33
karl.popow@sixyearplan.se
ANDERS RÖSTIN
Direct +46 8 5181 69 67
Mobile +46 706 370 514
anders.rostin@sixyearplan.se
HENRIK SJÖBERG
Direct +46 8 5181 69 65
Mobile +46 733 676 652
henrik.sjoberg@sixyearplan.se
ELISABETH STRÖM
Mobile +46 70 643 12 10
elisabeth.strom@sixyearplan.se
ANNETTE SVENSSON
Direct +46 8 5181 6970
Mobile +46 708 69 66 50
annette.svensson@sixyearplan.se
By Paul Philip Abrigo 2013GÖRAN THORSTENSON
Direct +46 8 5181 69 60
Mobile +46 704 330 511
goran.thorstenson@sixyearplan.se
MICHAEL THUROW 迈克尔·陶乐
Chinese mobile +86 138 17 50 92 48
Swedish mobile +46 767 77 19 11
michael.thurow@sixyearplan.se
FREDRIK TIMELL
Mobile +46 70 288 05 92
fredrik.timell@sixyearplan.se
PÄR UHLIN, MANAGING PARTNER
Direct +46 8 5181 69 50
Mobile +46 708 30 99 46
Chinese mobile +86 139 0189 0254
par.uhlin@sixyearplan.se
JADE WANG
Mobile +86 185 11 18 27 54
jade.wang@sixyearplan.se
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