Karl Westerlund

Mr Karl Westerlund holds a BSc (Honours) in Geochemistry, and MSc and PhD degrees in Geology from the University of Cape Town. He started off his career as a diamond and kimberlite researcher in the late 1990’s and worked as a consultant in the diamond exploration industry for five years.

Over the last 15 years Karl has worked mainly within mineral sector development projects funded through bilateral and multilateral development partners, as an expert and project manager, while he is also engaged in environmental and social studies as well as mineral exploration work for the private sector. Thus, he has very wide experience from consulting for both governmental clients and private sector in diverse areas such as strategic mineral sector studies; mineral sector and environmental policy and law; institutional development; local, regional and countrywide environmental and social impact assessments; development of regulatory guidelines; artisanal and small scale mining studies; mineral sector promotion; establishment of geochemical laboratories; mineral exploration, etc.

Karl’s experience includes the management or co-management of some ten large multi-disciplinary development projects with project implementation times ranging from 1-3 years. He has worked in highly varying environmental and social contexts, with working experience from some 15-20 countries, predominantly in Africa and Asia.

Tonia Sulkhova

Ms Tonia Sulkhova spent about 20 years executing occupational Health, Safety and Environment (HSE), Sustainable Development and Security in global corporate and project roles for multinational oil and gas companies (BP, Shell, Talisman Energy and Western Zagros) and led functional HSE teams in the US, Canada, Peru, Colombia, UK, Norway, Russia, Kazakhstan, Georgia, Iraq, Sierra Leone, Malaysia, Indonesia, Vietnam, Australia and Papua New Guinea.  

Since 2015 Ms Sulkhova has led her own consulting company that provides a wide range of consulting services in safety culture and leadership, HSE management systems, risk management, personal and process technical safety, crisis management preparedness, – aimed to assesses and to enhance clients’ HSE culture and performance. Her company also delivers accredited NEBOSH, IOSH, Energy Institute courses and develops bespoke HSE training. The main clients are large multinational and national companies within the oil and gas, metal and mining, chemical, pharmaceutical, food and beverage and manufacturing companies in North America, Russia and CIS, those which are interested in achieving stronger and more sustainable HSE performance. 

Ms Sulkhova also serves as a Trustee and non-executive Director on NEBOSH Board of Directors (National Examinational Board of Occupational Safety and Health, UK, – one of the largest awarding body offering globally-recognised HSE qualifications).  As an independent trustee Ms. Sulkhova provides governance and assurance to ensure that NEBOSH complies with its legal obligations, manages key risks and financial resources effectively and sets and delivers adequate strategies to meet its objectives – the preservation of health in workplaces worldwide by the promotion of high standards of health, safety and environmental protection at work through study and competence in risk management.  

Ms Sulkhova is a US Certified Safety Professional and a Canadian Registered Safety Professional. She is a professional member of American and Canadian Societies of Safety Engineers (ASSE, CSSE).  She holds a M.Sc. Degree in Occupational Safety and Health from Columbia Southern University, US, and a M.Sc. Degree in Environmental Sciences and Policy from Northern Arizona University, US .

Oscar Tiberg

Mr Oscar Tiberg is specialised in transportation law, insurance law and international trade law. He has a wide range of experience as legal counsel, insurance lawyer and in-house counsel. He has worked with and for both very small and very large companies and has acted in court as well as arbitration proceedings both in Sweden and elsewhere. He also has significant experience from contract negotiations and drafting. In his role as in-house counsel, he has often been involved with company formation and other matters of general corporate law. He is also well versed in competition law. Because of the international character of the transportation industry, English was for a long time Oscar’s main working language. 

Oscar Tiberg is currently a partner at Chouette Advokatbyrå AB where he started in 2008 and his responsibilities include representing clients in legal proceedings relating to transport, sale of goods, insurance and tort law; advising insurers, banks and insurance intermediaries on matters relating to coverage, liability and recovery possibilities; advising transport buyers on matters relating to carriage of goods by all modes of transport; as well as advising carriers and freight forwarders in transport-related matters. Away from his day job, Oscar has for many years regularly taught maritime law and marine insurance law at the University of Stockholm. 

Further activities:

2016 – present
Swedish representative in the ICC Commission on Commercial Law and Practice

2014 – present
Member of the expert group working on the ICC Guide on Transport and the Incoterms 2010 Rules

2013 – present
Representative of the Confederation of Swedish Enterprise and ICC Sweden in the negotiations concerning a revision of the Nordic Freight Forwarder’s General Conditions for Transport, NSAB 2015

2011 – present
Member of the Swedish experts’ forum on cargo securing of goods in transit – SAGIT

2009 – 2010
Member of the group translating the URDG 758 into Swedish

2008 – 2010
Member of the Swedish reference group for the revision of the Incoterms 2010, including translation of the Incoterms into the Swedish language

2008 – present
Member of ICC Sweden’s national committee on Commercial Law and Practice

2001 – present
Lecturer in transport and marine insurance law at Stockholm University