The Team

Ricard Janson

Ricard Janson

Ricard studied Business administration with a focus on entrepreneurship and innovation at Lund University, Sweden, between 2008-2011. He also did a semester at the University of Florence, Italy. In 2008, he started his first company, Good Life Design, together with his brother. In 2012, Ricard was selected to participate in Novare Accelerate, a business program for young professionals, a network he is still a member of.

Ricard worked at Svenska Handelsbanken in Malmö and Stockholm (Capital Markets) between 2010-2013, followed by an internship at the Swedish Embassy (Chamber of Commerce) in London. When finished, Ricard started working at the Swiss asset management firm Lombard Odier IM, also in London, developing the Nordic institutional arm of the business.

Ricard believes in the concept of Next Generation for many reasons, predominantly the urge and willingness to make charity cool and something common, not one-off occasions. He believes NextGEN will succeed in being a global network for young professionals that together will work for the less fortunate. Ricard has always had a passion for building strong networks, interact with people from different countries and cultures in order to strive for greatness together.

Henric Smolak

Henric Smolak

Henric graduated from Lunds University with a M.Sc. in Industrial Engineering and Management. During his studies he founded several different start-ups. Today Henric works as a Global Sales Director at Strossle, a media tech company with other 50 employees and offices in 10 countries. Henric was one of the founding Partners at Strossle.

Henric lives in Stockholm since 2015. He loves playing squash, to socialize and travel. Henric feels that NEXTGen is a perfect fit for him since he truly believes in the concept of engaging young professionals in philanthropy.

Bernice Glimberg

Bernice Glimberg

Bernice studied Human Rights at Lund University and Malmö Högskola and graduated with a Master’s degree 2013. Since then she has published two books, “Finding the way back to Childhood, a study on child soldiers with a focus on Southern Sudan” written in Juba, South Sudan and “Göra Skillnad” in collaboration with the Guides and Scouts of Sweden.

Bernice has a keen interest in photography and her photographs, all from East and West Africa, have been shown at two exhibitions, both aiming to challenge the preconceived idea many have of “Africa” and to portray happiness where you least expect to find it.

Bernice lives in Stockholm where she works as Global Traffic Manager at Barnebys.com, the world’s largest search engine for art, antiques and rarities.

Bernice grew up in Kenya and saw the importance of UNICEF’s work first hand at an early stage in her life. She strongly believes in NEXTGen’s concept of making charity fun and easy, as well as connecting young driven professionals to support the fight for the rights of every child.

Sofia Ingemanson

Sofia Ingemanson

Sofia graduated from Stockholm University in 2015 with a M.Sc in Business administration, Management and Leadership and has a background within behavioural science. Today, Sofia works as a marketing assistant at a media company.

Sofia has been active within the non-profit sector in different ways for many years. She has initiated and run fundraising projects for Radiohjälpen, been a volunteer a Tjejzonen for many years and has worked at an organization that evaluates charities. Sofia wants to show people that is easy to engage in philanthropy, in both big and small ways, and believes to NEXTGen is a perfect way to bring people together that want to make a difference.

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Next Generation is a global Unicef initiative bringing together diverse groups of young professionals who are committed to helping transform the lives of the world’s most vulnerable children



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