Board Members

Dr. Kader Abdul

Kader Abdul, PhD

Chief Executive Officer,
Viola Vitalis AB, Sweden

Dr. Kader completed his B.Sc and M.Sc in Microbiology from the University of Dhaka. At the same time, he obtained his MBA on Marketing from IBA, University of Dhaka. Dr. Kader later went to do on his PhD from Department of Microbiology, Tumor and Cell Biology (MTC) at Karolinska Institute Sweden. He is the founder and CEO of Viola Vitalis.

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

The healthcare solution brought by the effort of Dr .Kader and the team of Viola Vitalis has been highly acknowledge in different documentaries in national and international television. He has received the ‘Change Maker’ award from Tallberg foundation in 2010 at Rework the world summit.





Görel Husén Strömqvist

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.





Catrin Lundqvist

Catrin Lundqvist

Board Member,
Viola Vitalis AB, Sweden

Catrin Lundqvist, born in 1955, is curator and artist, living in Stockholm, Sweden. She runs her own company, where she is also serving as a curator. The company has been established in 2004. The production and part of the presentations has been made in home which is also reflected by the name of the company – Domestic Art. Domestic Art produces exhibitions, texts, lectures, films, art works and workshops on its own or in collaboration with individual or group of artists, companies, institutions and organizations.

She is educated art historian at the Stockholm and Umeå University, and has continued studies via theoretical courses at The Royal Art Institute (KKH) and at the College University of Arts, Craft and Design (Konstfack). Her art studies are mainly in painting and filmmaking. Over the last ten years she has been working closely with different filmmakers and has produced films broadcasted on Television and shown in museums and art spaces in Sweden and abroad.

Catrin Lundqvist is also since 1998 a curator of the museum of modern art, Moderna Museet, in Stockholm, Sweden. She is organizing seminars, talks film-and video screenings, performances and other event-based art. She has knowledge in organizing big events involving thousands of visitors and huge experience in collaborating with other institutions, organizations and artists from different art fields. She also serves as art pedagogue, since the 1980’ and has been instructing at many different levels, from kinder garden groups to teachers and art students. Over the years she has been supervisor of many interns from different universities.