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Jerker Hellström

Jerker Hellström, born in 1974, is Director of the Swedish Center for China Studies, SCCS.

Jerker previously worked as Deputy Research Director at the Swedish Defence Research Agency (FOI), where he headed the Asia and Middle East Programme.

As an analyst at FOI, Jerker has written on issues relating to China’s contemporary international relations and policies affecting Chinese engagement overseas.

Recently, his publications have focused on Chinese corporate acquisitions in Sweden as well as in Europe, and on China’s political priorities in the Nordic region.

During 2014-2015, Jerker worked at the Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs, where he held the China portfolio at the Office for Strategic Analysis.

A journalist by training, Jerker worked as a Reuters correspondent in Shanghai and Stockholm during 2001- 2008.

Jerker Hellström became Substitute Member of the Board of Directors of SCTC in 2020.