Experienced professional economist and regulatory impact analyst. Extensive knowledge of EU regulatory, policy and supervisory practices. Supported several EU member state agencies and ministries decision making for the implementation of several EU directives, including water, marine, chemicals, renewable energy, and climate change.

Provided advisory services to governments in Asia and Middle East and supported policy and strategy development across several international initiatives that tackle social, economic, environmental and governance challenges for philanthropic foundations and international institutions.


Presently, John is a Swedish government member of the Committee for Socio-economic Analysis (SEAC) at the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) and Investigator at the Swedish Chemicals Agency. In these roles, he is responsible for evaluating the socioeconomic consequences of restricting and authorising the use of hazardous chemicals by industry across a range of sectors in Europe. Prior to this John was Chief Economist at the Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI).

John has an evidenced track record in economic analysis and evaluation, policy and strategy development, and negotiations and diplomacy, launching new programmes and initiatives, forging partnerships, and leveraging relationships.