Fredrik Lofthagen

Chief Executive Officer

Fredrik Lofthagen,CEO, has grown the size of Interel by more than 400% since becoming chief executive of the firm in 2006; this expansion has been achieved through both organic growth and acquisitions. He also founded and is chairman of the Interel Global Partnership, a network of best-in-class, independent public affairs consultancies with offices in over 70 markets around the world.

During his illustrious career, Fredrik has conceived and managed numerous public affairs campaigns that had a lasting impact on policy and legislation, especially in the areas of corporate governance, the environment, disease awareness, and external relations. He joined Interel in 1996 to launch and manage the build out its European Affairs practice. In recognition of these efforts, in 2005 he became the first European consultancy leader to accept the SABRE award for Public Affairs Consultancy of the Year.

Fredrik speaks English and French in addition to his native Swedish. He holds a law degree from the University of Lund, Sweden, and began his career as a lawyer in Brussels. He spent three years employed by the joint EU representation of the Law Society of England & Wales and the Law Society of Scotland.