Albanian Investment & Development Council 3 April, 2017 by Mette Von Schack Hotel Diplomat’s partner and Chairman Anna Cappelen, provides advice and experience to the Albanian investment and development council. In May 2016, the Albanian government appointed an Investment Council in collaboration with Swedish business. The Investment and Development council is a substructure of the National Economic Council of Albania, with the participation of a group from Swedish business that will assist the Albanian Government in its reform efforts and to attract new investments to the country. The Council is chaired by the Albanian Prime Minister on behalf of Albanian government and former Prime Minister Göran Persson on behalf of Swedish businesses. Albania faces some great challenges in order to become an economically and politically fully integrated part of Europe, and to create growth and increased prosperity for the citizens. The council will lead the work towards European standards and will provide advice and experiences. Other members in the Investment and Development Council: Mrs Anna Cappelen – Partner and Chairman of Hotel Diplomat, tourism promotion expert. Mr Fredrik Cappelen – Advisor to private equity and board member of several leading European companies. Mr Carl Eric Stålberg – Senior advisor for Bank Industry, international sports events expert. Mr Anders Lindberg – Communications and public policy advisor to leading European companies. Mr Jan Johansson – Former President of SCA, one of the world´s leading consumer goods company and forest companies. Mrs Anna Elam – CEO in the holding company of East Capital.