Press release: Albin Westermark is the new Secretary General of the NCF

The NCF is proud to announce and welcome Albin Westermark as the new Secretary General of the NCF.

Westermark, 23, is Swedish and currently lives in Malmö. He has completed a technical preparatory year at Luleå University of Technology and will continue his studies in the same field at Lund University next spring.

Westermark has a versatile experience from different civil society organisations, where he has been active since 2014. He is currently a board member at The National Council of Swedish Youth (sv: Landsrådet för Sveriges ungdomsorganisationer), but has previously had the same position at Sverok, the Swedish gaming federation, and the international committee of our member organisation CUF.

Copyright Albin Westermark

Copyright Albin Westermark

Westermark comes from a position as the Regional Activity Coordinator at CUF and has previously worked as Administrator at the Swedish Association of International Affairs.  

"I am thankful for the opportunity to continue my work towards a more liberal world, now on a Nordic level as the new Secretary General. It is exciting to be a part of NCF and I am certain that it will be an enjoyable experience from start to finish”, says Westermark.

The board was involved in the process all along, and the decision to choose Albin was based on several discussions within the board about what a good Secretary General is made of.

“For the position as Secretary General, we sought a person with versatile understanding of organisational and financial work. Albins previous experiences and knowledge will be a great asset for NCF. We welcome Albin to the team and look forward for close cooperation!”, comments Johanna Mantere, President of the NCF.

Westermark succeeds Emma Tcheng, who has had the position for the past two and a half years. Tcheng will continue to pursue her interest in Nordic cooperation, as she currently works with administration for the Nordic organisations Nordic Innovation, Nordforsk and Nordic Energy Research in Oslo. The NCF wishes her good luck in her new endeavours.  

Albin Westermark will assume office the 15th of January 2019.

For further information:

Albin Westermark, new Secretary General

+46 72 212 07 28,

Emma Tcheng, the outgoing Secretary General

+46 90 63 28 01, or