Mundus International was founded by Jessica Nilsson Williams in 2012. Today, she serves as the CEO and is flanked by Sean Williams as the company’s Commercial Director.

  • Jessica Nilsson Williams is the CEO & Founder of Mundus International. She has a long-standing interest in international affairs, having worked in the field for 20 years. She began her career as the political advisor at the U.S. Embassy in Stockholm, and then worked in the corporate- and NGOs sectors London and Singapore before returning to Stockholm. Back in Sweden, she headed the business intelligence unit for a risk- and security firm. In 2011 she took up a senior role at the New Zealand Embassy before founding Mundus International in 2012.
  • Sean is responsible for Mundus’ strategy and commercial activities. He began his career in the oil industry Australia. After working internationally in commercial roles with BP in South Africa, the UK and Singapore he moved to Sweden with his family in 2009. He worked in business development and then as the Strategy and Growth Director for NASDAQ Commodities from 2009 to 2015. Sean holds an engineering degree from Adelaide University and an MBA from the Darden Business School at the University of Virginia.

The Mundus Team

Mundus International further consists of degree-qualified analysts, writers and editors, all bringing a wide-range of skills and expertise to the Mundus Team.

  • Adin Mezquida Slette is a regular contributor to the Monthly Policy Review and a member of the media monitoring team. She holds a Major in Urban Planning from the Department of Human Geography, Stockholm University. She has additional credits in political science and economy from the American University of Paris, Universidad de la República, Uruguay and Stockolm University. Adin has worked as a Political Advisor to a County Council Commissioner at the Stockholm County Council with regional planning as her area of expertise. She has spend the past 15 years abroad in Singapore and the UAE.
  • Axel is a writer at Mundus News. He comes from an international background having lived from a very young age in Egypt, Turkey, Sweden and Greece but has in his adult life resided in Britain and Mexico. Axel holds a Bachelor’s Degree in International Relations from the University of Leeds and a Master’s in Management from the Business School at Stockholm University. He has previously worked at political newspaper Altinget and currently works at Sveriges Radio. His academic language is English however Swedish is his mother tongue. Axel not only has a keen interest in international affairs, business, politics and sports but is also an avid reader and a seasoned traveller.
  • Carl is a writer and editor for Mundus News and a regular contributor to the Monthly Policy Review. He has a First Class Honours degree in Philosophy from the University of Warwick and is currently pursuing an MPhil degree in Philosophy there. Carl has a strong interest in international affairs, politics, economics, finance, business and philosophy pertaining to all of these areas. As an MPhil student at Warwick he has secured two Departmental Scholarships, intended to promote research into topics related to Philosophy of Psychology and Philosophy of Language. During his undergraduate years, Carl also served as the Vice-President of the Warwick Philosophy Society.
  • Edgar Mannheimer is a writer at Mundus News. He is also currently working for SVT Nyheter as an online reporter. Edgar has a passion for politics, foreign affairs and music. He grew up in Egypt, the US, Stockholm, and Jordan, following his mother’s job as a foreign correspondent. Edgar has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science and Arabic/Middle Eastern Studies from Lund University and a Master’s degree in journalism from Stockholm University.
  • Elisabeth is a senior writer at Mundus International. Her studies in Russian and East European Studies were completed at University College London where she focused on culture and society. After a few years of research on politics and security in academia, Elisabeth dove into the media sector in London before joining the European Commission. She now works for another international institution. She speaks 6 languages, including French and Russian, and is based in Brussels.
  • Elliot is a writer for Mundus News.
  • Hellen is a writer at Mundus News. She holds a BA in Arabic with International Relations from the University of Westminster and MA in Near and Middle Eastern Studies from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS). Having embarked her career at the BBC Arabic News Service, Hellen went on to work for a range of news agencies, before turning to the financial PR sector, focussing on Middle Eastern markets. She also has experience of policy work concerning the Syrian crisis as well as Palestine and Israel at the European Commission. Hellen is fluent in Swedish, English, French and Arabic.
  • Ian is an editor for Mundus News and a contributor for the Monthly Policy Review. He is a PhD student at Stockholm University. Prior to that, he worked as an environmental, social and governance research analyst at EIRIS and as a business researcher for The Boston Consulting Group. He holds an MSc in Global Politics from the London School of Economics and Political Science and a BA in International Affairs from The George Washington University.
  • Janetta Santalo is Mundus International's Head of Finland Affairs. She is also a regular contributor to the Monthly Policy Review and a member of the media monitoring team. Janetta has worked as freelance journalist for various types of publications, with communications agencies, NGO's and media houses as clients. Besides journalism, her career consists of positions in public administration, human resources as well as teaching and coaching. Having lived in six countries: Finland, Sweden, US, France, Bulgaria and Croatia, Janetta is an avid follower of international affairs, politics and cultural trends around the world.
  • Jake is an editor for Mundus News and a contributor for the Monthly Policy Review. He is a qualified lawyer who graduated with honours from the University of Notre Dame Australia, where he was a student editor of the legal journal. Jake began his legal career with an international corporate law firm in Perth, initially advising on employment law and industrial relations, then on M&A and infrastructure transactions. His interest in politics and international relations led him to study the masters program in international dispute resolution at Humboldt-University of Berlin, which has a particular focus on commercial and investment arbitration. Jake speaks English, Swedish and French, as well as some German.
  • Keith Moore is a freelance journalist and a regular contributor to the Monthly Policy Review. He previously worked across radio, TV and online for the BBC, which he first joined as a journalism trainee. During his time with the BBC, Keith produced documentaries from countries including Japan, Ghana, Colombia and Argentina. He has also written and reported for the Associated Press and ESPN and worked for the British government from its embassy in Stockholm.
  • Maddy Savage is a freelance journalist working as an editor for Mundus News alongside projects for a range of international broadcasters including the BBC, where she had a ten-year career before moving to Stockholm in 2014. She has reported from more than a dozen European countries and first fell in love with Sweden during an assignment to Gothenburg in 2006. She also presents and produces The Stockholmer, a podcast about the city's most inspiring voices.
  • Philip Barjami is an editor for Mundus News and a regular contributor to the Monthly Policy Review. Philip holds a BSc in History and International Relations from the London School of Economics (LSE) with First Class Honours and has a Master’s in Middle Eastern Politics from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) in London. He has previously worked as an interpreter and as a financial analyst, before deciding to become a journalist. He is fluent in English, Swedish and Farsi.