About Liselotte Engstam

imageedit_17_9295113224-smlLiselotte Engstam 
is an experienced international leader and non executive board director.

Ms Engstam has more than 20 years of General Manager and Executive Leader in major European, American and Indian companies in technology, engineering & professional services sectors and 10 years as Chair & Non Executive Board member at digitally & sustainably transforming international companies.

She brings strong strategic skills, extensive digital, corporate innovation and startup experience, and has a successful track record in expanding across different markets and geographies

Ms Engstam has led new establishments, expansions, mergers and restructuring and been in governance roles of both companies as well as complex global product and services development programs.

She has led and consulted with both local and global growth companies in need for reaching new markets, redefining offerings or redefining ways to communicate with customers and employees for proven business results.

She base insights on a strong customer focus, combined with digital and sustainability trends. She co-developed and established IBMs first global Customer Experience Offerings, Customer Value Management.  

Ms Engstam has worked as CEO, led major operating units in global companies, worked in strategy and change consulting roles and also started up new units as well as founded, and coached startups.

     She has an Master of Science in Engineering and Sustainability, is board certified IDP-C from INSEAD and a fellow at the Institute of Coaching, Harvard Medical School. She is trained as Climate Reality Leader by Al Gore and certified by CDSB on Governance of climate-related risks and opportunities and was 2021 Appointed one of the Top 100 globally in Modern Corporate Governance.

“Liselotte is a dedicated and innovative leader with a passion for business who is thrilled with challenges and sees solutions even for complex scenarios”

-ref clients & colleagues – by Frykman/Sandin/Caroan “Your Professional Reputation”.


Non-Executive Board Director

Cint Group (publ) – Non-Executive Director since 2022,
member audit committee
TietoEvry Oy (publ) – Non-Executive Director since 2018,
member audit committee
Transtema Group (publ) – Non-Executive Director since 2017
Zalaris AS (publ) – Non-Executive Director since 2014,
Chair remuneration committee
BoardClic– Non-Executive Director since 2021
Ografy (ESRI) – Non-Executive Director since 2016

Nonprofit Board Director & Advisor

Boards Impact Forum – Co-Founder & Chair since 2021
Climate Governance Initiative in collaboration with World Economic Forum – Member Global Governing Board Since 2021
INSEAD Alumni Network Sweden Network – Board Member since 2019

Advisor, Coach, Researcher, Faculty, Speaker, Author

Digoshen  – Founding Partner, Advisor, Research Director affiliated Research Scientist on Board Practices with INSEAD (Chairman Practices), KTH (Osiris & Sisu Boards) & Chalmers (4Boards.ai), Leadership Coach (Fellow at Institute of Coaching, Harvard Medical School)
Board Trainer – Digoshen International Board Exchange Network and In-Board Nordic Academy,  INSEAD, Several Corporate Governance Programs, DCRO Risk Governance Institute, The Directors College Canada

Co-Author: AI Leadership for Boards,
Co-Author 2nd edition Leading a Board – Chairman Practices across Europe, and Forthcoming Co-Author Boards Leading Corporate Renewal & Innovation 

Investor & Startup-Coach 

STOAF – Stockholm Business Angels – Partner

Coach & Mentor

Institute of Coaching Harvard Medical School, Fellow
INSEAD Directors Network

Multimedia Digital Artist



Previous Engagements

Nordic CEO, VP & International Executive at HCL Technologies
International Executive at IBM
Manager Skanska
Master Thesis & Project at NASA
Research Associate Chalmers University of Technology

Non-Executive Board Director
Foundation IMIT Management of Innovation & Technology – Board Member
FCG – Chair of Board of Directors,
member audit & remuneration committee
INSEAD International Directors Network – Board Member, Chair Communication Committee
Aino Health (publ) – Chair of Board of Directors,
Chair Audit, Risk, Innovation Committee,
member Remuneration & Sustainability Committee
Knowit Group (publ)
Transcom (publ) – & Chair Innovation Committee
Itello – Non-Executive Director
GAIA Leadership

European Commission– Expert Advisor Digital Corporate Governance (2017-21)

Born Global  – Startup Accelerator Coach (2015,2016, 2017)
Scale Global  – Scaleup Accellerator Coach (2019/2020)

Swedish Academy of Board Directors – Faculty Chairman Program (2015-2022), Leader Chairman Network (2020-2022)

Bio and Photo

For Media and Speeches:

Liselotte Engstam Short Bio 

Liselotte Engstam Photo 



Companies work with Liselotte to

  • Define differentiating business strategies & ensure implementation success
  • Realign business strategy and board work to the new digital & sustainable world
  • Utilise new digital approaches for products, services or enterprise
  • Ensure innovation and digital transformation success
  • Engage leaders, global workforces & partners to contribute to sustainable results

Liselotte assumes roles as

    • Board Member, Non-Executive Director, Chair
    • Senior Advisor and Coach
    • Speaker and Moderator
    • Investor


Business Network

INSEAD Directors Network
Salzburg Corporate Governance Forum
Boards Impact Forum in collaboration with World Economic Forum
Swedish Academy of Board directors
US National Association for Corporate Directors
Institute of Directors UK

Styrelsekollegiet, Fellow
Ruter Dam Alumni
Boarding For Success

Innovation Leaders