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Cristina Ljungberg

Founder, Giving Wings / Influence Film


Since 2010, Cristina Ljungberg has been the chairman and the driving force behind the Giving Wings Foundation, a Swedish foundation focused on education and healthcare for women and girls with a specific interest in menstrual hygiene. She is an active board member of Afripads in Uganda and sits on the supervisory board of Acumen.

After completing an MS in Biotechnology, Cristina worked for Baxter Healthcare designing medical devices in Chicago, IL. Following her MBA at The Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College, she moved to Sweden where she worked as a management consultant for McKinsey and Co. In 2007, she invested in the award winning documentary, "The Devil Came on Horseback." This experience precipitated her love for documentary film. She now runs Influence Film, which consists of a foundation, investment fund and online platform supporting the production of documentary film and growing new audiences.