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Ms. Karin Lexén, Swedish Society for Nature Conservation

Karin Lexén is Secretary General at the Swedish Society for Nature Conservation (SSNC) since March 13, 2017. Before joining SSNC she has worked with issues relating to environmental policies and international cooperation for more than 25 years. She served as the Director for International Policy at the World Water Week at Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI) 2012– 2017 and as the Director for the Swedish Water House at SIWI 2007– 2012. Prior to this position, Karin Lexén has worked at the Swedish Ministry for the Environment, responsible for EU/UN-negotiations related to Climate Change, Sustainable Development and Marine Environment. She has also held the position as the Policy Director at the Church of Sweden Aid and worked with research on marine pollutants at the Swedish Environmental Protection Agency and Stockholm University.

Ms. Lexén is an Environmental Chemist and researched organic pollutants and their environmental impact at Stockholm University and the Swedish Environmental Protection Agency from 1988 to 1994.