Magnus Rystedt, M. Sc. (Civil Engineering), is the Managing Director of the Nordic Environment Finance Corporation (NEFCO). Mr. Rystedt has worked for NEFCO since 2000 and has extensive experience in project financing within the environmental field. Before NEFCO, Mr. Rystedt served in St. Petersburg as Swedish Team Leader for Stockholm Water, implementing institutional strengthening of the water company Vodokanal and also worked with VAI VA-Project AB (currently part of SWECO) developing infrastructure projects in Russia and the Baltic States.
NEFCO is an international financial institution (IFI) established in 1990 by the five Nordic countries: Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden with the specific purpose to promote environmental investments and sustainable development. Over the years, NEFCO has financed more than 900 small and medium-sized, private and public projects across different sectors in 60 countries, with a strong focus on Eastern Europe, the Baltic Sea, and the Arctic and Barents Regions. NEFCO has an extensive network within the green community and a proven ability to connect stakeholders and different financiers to relevant projects. As a result, NEFCO has managed to attract a considerable number of bilateral and multilateral fund management assignments. NEFCO’s headquarters is located in Helsinki, Finland.