Liselotte Engstam

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Coaches executives, board members and chairmen on taking leadership in the digital era. Advising companies and boards on business realignment. Passionate about global inclusive leadership, sustainable and digital business strategies, innovation, responsible governance and bridging the corporate and entrepreneurial world. Fellow at Institute of Coaching, McLean Affil. Harvard Medical School. 

Education: Master of Science. IBM Executive Education incl Leadership Coaching.

 INSEAD International Directors Program incl CEO & Board Member Coaching, certified IDP-C. Executive Programs at Harvard & IMD, Board programs at local IoDs. Strategy in the Age of Digital Disruption at INSEAD, Climate Reality Leader by Al Gore. AI Programs at IMD and IFTF. Several of the Inner Development Goals programs. Developed and held Chair and Board Programs on both Modern Governance, Sustainability and Boards Oversight of Responsible AI. 

Experienced international leader, Chairman & Non-Executive Board Director with more than 20 years of General Manager and Executive leadership positions in major European, American and Indian companies in technology, engineering & professional services sectors.

Executive Chair & Research Director at Digoshen, conducting Academic Research on Board Innovation, Sustainability, AI & Chairman practices and book co-author "Leading a Board: Chairman Practices across Europe" and "AI Leadership for Boards". Frequent Keynote Speaker, Developing & Teaching at Board Programs, incl AI based coaching and simulations. Coaching Executive and Non-Executive Board Directors.
 Leading and moderating two Board Networks; Digoshen Exploring Leaders and Boards Impact Forum. Investor and previous VC Partner accelerating Start-ups. Business coach at six Startup and Scaleup Accellerator programs, Advisor to European Commission on Corporate Governance & Digitalization.

Board mandates at digitally transforming & sustainably focused international companies. Chairman at Boards Impact Forum, the Nordic Chapter at Climate governance initiative in collaboration with World Economic Forum. Non-Executive Board Director at TietoEvry Oy (Publ) facilitating a data-driven world, at Zalaris A/S (Publ) maximising value of human capital, at Ografy driving sustainability with Science of Where, at Climate Governance Initiative pursuing Responsible Corporate Governance with Sustainability Focus.


Under the pseudonym Novisali, integrates multimedia digital art with executive coaching practices to explore leadership progress, sustainability, human connection, and future foresight. Her work, enhanced by AI-driven reflection guides, supports executives in examining their contributions, ambitions, and progress. Engstam's exhibitions, such as "Tomorrow’s Sentinels," blend traditional and digital mediums to address contemporary challenges and the human condition. By leveraging art and AI for personal reflection, the approach fosters self-awareness, innovative problem-solving, and cultural awareness, empowering leaders to become more effective and empathetic.

Background from international executive roles at leading companies as HCL, HQ India and IBM, HQ US. Led major business units as well as new establishments with successful track record expanding across markets and geographies. Secured mergers & restructuring as well as governance of complex global product- and services development programs. Established extended global R&D networks incl. offshoring. Strong strategic skills, extensive digital, corporate innovation, sustainability and Start-Up experience. 

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