Ulf Dahlsten has been affiliated with CPNSS since 2001. He has a PhD from Potsdam University on the subject World Market Governance, an MSc in Economics and an MSc in Physics. He is Senior Advisor to the Global Climate Forum in Berlin and to the think-tank Global Challenge in Stockholm.
During the 1980s he was Secretary of State in the Prime Minister’s Office in Sweden, the Ministry of Industry and the Ministry of Communications in Sweden and instrumental in path finding deregulations of the railways, the postal services and of taxi, as well as in the negotiation of the bridge between Sweden and Denmark. During the 1990s he was President and CEO of Posten AB and the internet consultancy Icon Medialab International. He was also Chairman of PostGirot Bank and of the holding company of TNT Express Worldwide. For his transformation of the Posten AB and his leading role in development of internet based services he was bestowed the European Hermes Award. More recently he was Director for Emerging Technologies and Infrastructures and later Principal Advisor on World Market Governance at the European Commission. He was also Comissioner of the PostComm in the UK.
His main areas of research are the governance of global markets and how to make the financial system more sustainable. He is organizing conferences and workshops at the LSE and in other countries on these subjects.