Leadership Group

The leadership group of Internationella Engelska Skolan is responsible for ensuring that all parts of the organisation function at the highest level, within their area of expertise.

Leadership Group


Ms Anna Sörelius Nordenborg

Chief Executive Officer

As CEO, Ms Sörelius Nordenborg is ultimately responsible for the entire organisation and its operations. She has a solid background, including as country manager, Sweden, for Anicura, and vice president business development at Sandvik Mining and as a consultant at McKinsey.


Mr Jörgen Stenquist

Vice Chief Executive Officer

As a former major in the Swedish marines, Mr Stenquist has seen service in countries across the globe. More recently he was Principal of Internationella Engelska Skolan Täby before becoming the organisation’s Vice CEO in 2009. He assists the CEO with the operation of the organisation including strategic planning, daily operations, expansion and security on a strategic level.


Ms Eva Andersson

School Lawyer

School lawyer Eva Andersson joined Internationella Engelska Skolan in 2013. Her role includes providing legal support to principals and head office as well as handling investigations and decisions under Sweden’s educational laws, alongside the head of pastoral, as ombudsman for the organisation. She was previously a director of education for the Swedish Schools Inspectorate (Skolinspektionen) and has also worked as a teacher, and as secretary of a government commission into state-provided adult education.


Mr Joakim Andersson

Regional Director South

Overall management responsibility for the schools in Region South, focused on operational performance, financial stability and leadership with high quality standards and delivery in line with IES ethos. Mr Andersson has been a Regional Director since 2020. Previously he was the principal for IES Helsingborg and has also worked as a principal in municipal schools and at Kunskapsskolan.


Ms Frida Berg

Head of Communication

Frida Berg is responsible for IES' internal and external communication, branding, public affairs, PR, marketing and sustainability. She most recently comes from a position at Spotify, where she held the role of Head of Communications and PR for the EMEA region. She has previously been an owning partner of the communications agency Geelmuyden Kiese, where she worked as senior advisor and CEO. She has also been chief press officer for McDonald's Sweden.


Mr Jeremy Elder

Head of Pastoral

Mr Elder is responsible for securing a calm learning environment across the organisation.
After teaching in Leeds, Bradford and London, Mr Elder moved to Sweden to work for Internationella Engelska Skolan. He has worked in management positions responsible for student welfare for more than 25 years, including at IES Enskede and later IES Järfälla, where he was assistant principal before becoming head of pastoral for the organisation in 2019.  
Mr Elder is also the ombudsman for Internationella Engelska Skolan.

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Ms Anneli Engvall

Regional Director North

Overall management responsibility for the schools in Region North, focused on operational performance, financial stability and leadership with high quality standards and delivery in line with IES ethos. Ms Engvall started working at IES as a teacher when IES Gävle started in 2003 and was the principal for many years until taking up the Regional Director role in 2020.


Ms Gina Eriksson

Regional Director Central

With overall management responsibility for the schools in Region Central focused on operational performance, financial stability and leadership with high quality standards and delivery in line with the IES Ethos. Ms Ericsson started working at IES Enskede as a teacher and Head of English in 2008. After being Assistant Principal in Enskede, she moved to take on the Principal role for IES Täby for 9 years, before taking on the Regional Director role in 2020.


Ms Catarina Friborg

Head of HR

Ms Friborg is responsible for driving the organisation’s HR-strategy including talent management and leadership development as well as ensuring that school leadership teams can access the best support for HR matters.
Her background includes roles as head of HR at Capio St Göran’s Hospital as well as senior HR director at Arla Foods, HR director for for Sweden, Nordics & Baltics at MSD and head of HR Nordic at Salon Professional (Wella).


Mr Tony Janes

Head of Property Management

As Head of Property Management, Mr Tony Janes is responsible for leading the strategic insight within the Real Estate Developement Department at IES. Mr Janes has a solid history within the real estate industry, including former  Head of Property Management for both Fabege AB and Jernhusen AB.


Ms Annakarin Johansson Sandman

Head of Academics

Ms Johansson Sandman is leading the IES academic quality development as well as IES-wide academic initiatives and projects to ensure good quality teaching. She is also Head of Centre for our Cambridge International Examinations Centre. Ms Johansson Sandman has been working for IES since 2004, first as a teacher and academic manager at IES Enskede followed by taking on the principal role at IES Liljeholmen in 2016 - 2020.


Ms Robin Kirk Johansson

Head of Education

Ms Kirk Johansson has the overall responsibility for the IES systematic quality work as well as the coordination and delivery of support targeting the educational quality in IES schools. In the defined role as Skolchef, the assignment is to support the huvudman to ensure that the operations follow the regulations applicable for the education provided. Ms Kirk Johansson has previously been a principal for IES Borås and COO of IES Sweden. She is also an educated teacher from the USA.


Mr Lars Jonsson


Mr Jonsson joined IES in 2020 and is responsible for the financial strategy of the company and its long-term financial stability. He leads the finance department as well as assisting the schools with their finances, budgets, school vouchers and negotiating contracts. Prior to joining Internationella Engelska Skolan he worked as Head of Financial Control & Treasury at the international cash handling company Loomis AB.


Dr Helena Luning

Director of Student Health

Dr Lüning joined Internationella Engelska Skolan in 2016 and is since 2017 responsible for Student Health, which includes medical, psychological and psychosocial activities. The role involves quality management of student health and developing health and psychological initiatives with a special focus on preventive healthcare in our schools. Dr Lüning holds special exams in both paediatrics and children psychiatry. Prior to joining Internationella Engelska Skolan she already had nearly 20 years experience of clinical work within her areas of expertise.


Mr Mikael Åhlqvist

Chief Information Officer

Mr Åhlqvist has the overall management responsibility for our IT services and infrastructural landscape. Mr Åhlqvist started working at IES as a CIO at the end of March 2022 and has before that extensive experience in IT within the healthcare and automotive sector as head of IT within the region of Stockholm and IT director at Scania amongst other experiences. Mr Åhlqvist has studied at both the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm (KTH) and Executive Education at the Stockholm School of Economics (SSE).