Board Members

Our Board Members

Kader Abdul, Ph.D.

Chief Executive Officer,
Viola Vitalis AB, Sweden

Dr. Kader is the founder and CEO of Viola Vitalis. He has completed his B.Sc and M.Sc in Microbiology from the University of Dhaka. Furthermore, he has an MBA in Marketing from the Institute of Business Administration, University of Dhaka. Later, Dr. Kader achieved Ph.D. from the Department of Microbiology, Tumor, and Cell Biology (MTC) at Karolinska Institute, Sweden.

Since 2000, Dr. Kader has been part of several research groups. He has worked as a health coordinator and scientist at Wenner Gren Centre, Strategic Centre for Organic Electronics, Swedish Medical Nanoscience Center, and Karolinska Institute. Dr. Kader was the principal researcher in various studies including Feasibility of Human Milk Banking in South America, and Feasibility of Biosensor detecting Arsenic done by Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research (UFZ, Leipzig, Germany). Moreover, he has worked in the establishment of a satellite clinic integrated with Human Milk Bank in Chile in 2010 and another in collaboration with Miris AB in Upsala, Sweden. He was involved in teaching and has supervised many students from different institutions.

The healthcare solutions developed as a result of the efforts of Dr. Kader and the team of Viola Vitalis have been highly acknowledged in different documentaries on national and international television. He received the ‘Change Maker’ award from the Tallberg foundation in 2010 at the Rework the world summit.

Görel Husén Strömqvist

Board Member,
Viola Vitalis AB, Sweden

Görel Husén Strömqvist, born 1946 in Stockholm, Sweden, has a social science and humanities background with her first degrees, including linguistics, Social Anthropology, Psychology and International relations from the universities in Stockholm and Lund and a later Master’s degree in International Development Education from Stanford University, USA.

Most recently, she has been a project coordinator of several cooperation projects with Eastern Europe on Green Enterprising and Innovation, at Stockholm University, Department of Physical Geography and Quaternary Geology (Environmental studies program), funded by the Swedish Institute and the Henrik Granholm foundation. Previously, from 1975 until 2006,  she was a  research associate, research officer, lecturer and coordinator of an international Masters degree program in Educational Leadership and Management at the Institute of International Education, Stockholm University, later a guest lecturer and researcher on higher education and, also based at the Royal Institute of Technology.

For more than 20 years as elected representative and negotiator for the University Teachers Association she represented the union both locally on the Stockholm University board and internationally in conferences and cooperation projects in higher education. As project manager, expert and lecturer she has participated in several international cooperation and research projects, funded by the EU (Tempus), Sida, the Swedish and Nordic Research Councils, the Swedish Ministry of Education and the US State Department as well as the Swedish Institute.  Her previous research has been on the comparative study of higher education, published in edited books and articles, such as: Higher Education at the Cross-Roads-Tradition or Transformation? (with I.Fägerlind and I. Holmesland, Stockholm University, 1999), and  Reforming Higher Education in the Nordic Countries: Studies of change in Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden ( with I. Fägerlind, UNESCO.IIEP; 2004). The ASCI Journal of Management, Vol. 36 (1), 2006, Hyderabad, India, published a discussion paper on the impact of commercialization and privatization on higher education. In 2011 she co-edited (with H. Daun) Education and Development in the Context of Globalization, Nova Science Publishers, New York.

Görel Husén Strömqvist

Board Member,
Viola Vitalis AB, Sweden

Görel Husén Strömqvist, born in 1946 in Stockholm, Sweden, has a social science and humanities background with her first degrees, including linguistics, Social Anthropology, Psychology, and International relations from the universities in Stockholm and Lund and a later Master’s degree in International Development Education from Stanford University, USA.

Most recently, she has been a project coordinator of several cooperation projects with Eastern Europe on Green Enterprising and Innovation, at Stockholm University, Department of Physical Geography and Quaternary Geology (Environmental studies program), funded by the Swedish Institute and the Henrik Granholm foundation. Previously, from 1975 until 2006, she was a research associate, research officer, lecturer, and coordinator of an international Master’s degree program in Educational Leadership and Management at the Institute of International Education, Stockholm University, and later a guest lecturer and researcher on higher education and, also based at the Royal Institute of Technology.

For more than 20 years as elected representative and negotiator for the University Teachers Association, she represented the union both locally on the Stockholm University board and internationally in conferences and cooperation projects in higher education. As a project manager, expert, and lecturer she has participated in several international cooperation and research projects, funded by the EU (Tempus), Sida, the Swedish and Nordic Research Councils, the Swedish Ministry of Education, and the US State Department as well as the Swedish Institute. Her previous research has been on the comparative study of higher education, published in edited books and articles, such as Higher Education at the Cross-Roads-Tradition or Transformation? (with I.Fägerlind and I. Holmesland, Stockholm University, 1999), and Reforming Higher Education in the Nordic Countries: Studies of change in Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden ( with I. Fägerlind, UNESCO.IIEP; 2004). The ASCI Journal of Management, Vol. 36 (1), 2006, Hyderabad, India, published a discussion paper on the impact of commercialization and privatization on higher education. In 2011 she co-edited (with H. Daun) Education and Development in the Context of Globalization, Nova Science Publishers, New York.