The Board




Kristel Weinreich (Chairwoman)

I am a Finn, came to Luxembourg in 2003, married a Luxembourger and I am now mom of two amazing boys aged 9 and 11. As an entrepreneur my main goal is to bring opportunities for networking and promoting Nordic entrepreneurship.  Working together we will always get further.





Bodil Franssen (The vice the Chairwoman)

Danish, Occupation: Retired. Formerly translator in the European Commission, then Head of the Danish Department.My reason for  joining NWC originally was to meet other Scandinavian women. Enjoying social events and travelling together.My personal “added value” to NWC: Organising events, e.g. lunches/ dinners, filmclub, visits to points of interest.





Anu Hellsten (Treasurer)

I am Anu from Finland. For the past years I have been the treasurer in the NWC. When I moved to Luxembourg joining NWC seemed natural way to find Nordic contacts. You might find me at the stable, as I am passionate about horses.



foroughForough Karlberg (Secretary)  

My name is Forough and I am Swedish-Luxembourgish with Persian roots. I arrived here in the Grand Duchy back in 2003 with my husband and daughter. As she has grown gradually more independent, I’ve gotten increasingly involved in the Luxembourgish consultancy business, making good use of my PhD in statistics. In my spare time, I like to stay fit in various ways, not the least by taking long walks in the countryside with our beagle. I’m honoured to have been elected board member, and I am eagerly looking forward to helping out with the various NWC activities. 


RikkeRikke Strömqvist

My name is Rikke Strömqvist. I am Danish, married to a Swede and the proud mother of two beautiful girls of 5 and 2. I work as strategic advisor with Nordea International Private Banking. I would like to bring more focus on events and networking possibilities for Nordic Professional Women.



Dorthe Brandt

Originally from Denmark, in Luxembourg since 94. After 30 years in banking, I have now founded 4 paws walking. My company is about pet care. You are likely to meet me in forest with couple of dogs. As I am sportive, my wish is to bring new sportive ideas for NWC.