Annika Östman

Head of Communications

A communications specialist with a focus on strategic outreach and project management. Always striving to produce concise and innovative content that not only inspires but generates action.

At Nordregio, Annika and her team are responsible for communications and stakeholder engagement as integrated parts of our research projects. Planning and moderating webinars, conferences and workshops for researchers, policymakers and regional development actors is a recurring task to ensure knowledge exchange and Nordic added value.

Main projects include the Nordic Economic Policy Review and Nordic Thematic Group on Green and Inclusive Urban Development.

Academic qualifications

  • MA in Broadcast Journalism from City University, London (2011)
  • BA in International Relations from University of St. Andrews, Scotland (2006)

Relevant courses

  • Strategic Communications in a Digital Age, George Washington University (2015)


  • English
  • Swedish
  • French (Basic)

Prior positions

  • Head of Communications, Dag Hammarskjöld Foundation (2021-2022)
  • Communications Manager, Dag Hammarskjöld Foundation (2015-2021)
  • Communications Officer, World Bank (2012-2015)
  • Associate Producer, Channel 4 News (2011-2012)
  • Junior Professional Associate, World Bank (2008-2010)