Niclas Kjellström-Matseke

Chairman, Perennis; Former CEO, Swedish Postcode Lottery

Niclas Kjellström-Matseke is a Founding Partner and Head of Europe & Africa for 17 Asset Management, which structures their business around the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals.

Kjellström-Matseke is a recognized international business leader with a background as a CEO and international investor in Europe and Africa. In addition to his role at 17 Asset Management, he’s also CEO of Infigo Properties and Chairman and Founder of Perennis Africa which invests in Southern African growth companies. He was the CEO of Novamedia Nordics which operates The Postcode Lottery and is the world’s third largest private donor, distributing $11 billion. Under his leadership, Novamedia became the industry’s most profitable company.

In addition to his position on the board of RFK Human Rights, Kjellström-Matseke is the Chairperson of the Desmond and Leah Tutu Legacy Foundation, and is a Member of the Leadership Council of the UN’s Sustainable Developments Solutions Network. He has held numerous other board positions, including serving as Advisory Board Member of The Elders Foundation, which was set up by Nelson Mandela with the aim of getting global leaders to work together for peace and human rights, Board Member of SPER, the ethical council for all Swedish regulated gaming companies, was Honorary Advisory Board Member of Aung Sang Suu Kyi’s World Freedom Fund at Partnership for Change, and Board Member of Novamedia Norsk PoskodeLotteri.

Kjellström-Matseke graduated with a Master’s in business from the Stockholm School of Economics and Babson School in the U.S. He also has a B.A. in Economics and Social Science from Uppsala University.