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Consultant, Clusters and Regional Development

Summary:

I am working as a consultant with Cluster development. Cluster management. Branding and identity. Regional development with clustertools.
I am also connected to the SSE CSC institute and works togeter wit Prof. Örjan Sölvell and his group in Sweden and Norway through Clusterobservatory/Ivory Tower AB

Mats Williams was awarded - The Opinion Maker of the Year at the Swedish Forest Industry Awards in Stockholm 2009.

Work History

Owner and CEO

WilConsulting AB

From April 2011

CEO and owner

WilConsulting AB

August 2011 - August 2011

Consultant for clusterdevelopment, place management, place branding and marketing

Assistant Director

Stockholm School of Economics, Center for Strategy and Competitiveness

February 2011 - February 2011

Part time

Chairman

The Packaging Arena Business Association

October 2007 - May 2010

Chairman, The Packaging Arena
Since 2007 Mats Williams has been member, and since 2008 chairman of the Board of The Packaging Arena (in addition to starting up and developing the activity), a global environment for the development of consumer-driven packaging. The vision is that consumer awareness and sustainability shall be the driving forces behind the creation of tomorrow’s packaging.

Member of The Board and Chairman of the board

The Packaging Arena AB

January 2007 - August 2008

Member of the board

The Packaging Greenhouse

April 2004 - May 2012

The Packaging Greenhouse is an independent industrial research and training environment for pulp and paper technology, with customers across the world. The Packaging Greenhouse is owned by The Paper Province. During 2004, Mats Williams has been working as acting CEO and has scince the autumn of 2004 represented the Paper Province on the Board of Directors of the Packaging Greenhouse (he was also involved in start-up and development process).

Member of the board

The Paper Province

May 2003 - May 2012

The Paper Province

April 2000 - August 2011

Managing Director

The Paper Province

January 2000 - August 2011

I am responsible for a cluster organization in Sweden - The Paper Province. Our aim is to be known in the pulp and paper business world wide as The cluster of pulp and paper technology. Our project started 1999 with 7 companies and is now grown to more than 90 (with a potential of 260 companies in the whole region). 2007 the region was pointed out as one of Europe 16 -Top EU clusters in high innovative regions, by European Cluster Survey out of 2110 researched clusters in Europe. Oktober 2010 we were identified as one of Europe’s 100 World Class Clusters.
I hope to get in contact with all dedicated cluster managers and regional developers out there and to share experiences. I am also available as a speaker in seminars and developing processes.

Account director and New business director

J. Walter Thompson

January 1988 - December 1992

During the years at JWT Stockholm office (Sweden) i was responsibel for some of our multinational clients such as Nestle (sweden), Unilever, Elida Gibbs, etc.

Projects

Managing Director The Paper Province

I were responsible for a cluster organization in Sweden - The Paper Province. Our aim is to be known in the pulp and paper business world wide as The cluster of pulp and paper technology. Our project started 1999 with 7 companies and is now grown to more than 90 (with a potential of 260 companies in the whole region). 2007 the region was pointed out as one of Europe 16 -Top EU clusters in high innovative regions, by European Cluster Survey out of 2110 researched clusters in Europe. Oktober 2010 we were identified as one of Europe’s 100 World Class Clusters.
I hope to get in contact with all dedicated cluster managers and regional developers out there and to share experiences. I am also available as a speaker in seminars and developing processes.

Assistant Director Stockholm School of Economics, Center for Strategy and Competitiveness

Working with evaluation models and evaluation projects at clusterobservatory.eu

Consultant, Clusters and Regional development

11 years experience as Cluster Manager at The Paper Province from start up to one of Europe’s 100 World Class Clusters. Also responsible for the start up process of The Packaging Arena cluster initiative and involved in cluster policy strategies development and framework both national and international. My specialities area combination of theory and hands on experiences - inspiration and transpiration. Support and coaching in cluster development processes, cluster project development, cluster manager coaching and cluster marketing.

Qualifications & Certifications

Levgrenska Handels Gymnasiet

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