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The Swedish Carl Tornell takes the lead of the EUJUST Lex mission, while waiting…

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(BRUSSELS2) The Swede Carl Johann Törnell will officially serve as head of the European mission EUJUST Lex, deployed in Iraq. A guaranteed function “until the appointment of a new head of mission“. The ambassadors of the COPS (the political and security committee) endorsed this decision on Tuesday (June 21).

An atypical profile

Carl has a rather atypical profile in European missions. Trained in finance and the private world, before radically changing his profile... and leaving for Iraq, in the European mission EUjust, where he climbed several levels before taking, today, the head, even if it It's temporary. This type of “internal” promotion is rather rare in European peacekeeping missions to be noticed.

Graduated (MBA) from the universities of Linköpings and Uppsala in 1981, Carl Tornell first worked in the private sector at Enskilda Securities, the investment bank of the SEB group (one of the main investment banks controlled by Markus Wallenberg) then as general director of Cellpoint and finally as project manager at Bosmip, the European employers' program (UNICE – Business Europe) intended to strengthen the notion of a single market in the enlargement countries (firstly the countries of Central Europe and Eastern, then the Balkans and Turkey).

He then moved... to the Eujust Lex Iraq mission as head of Administration, then as deputy head of the mission and now as head of mission.

Nicolas Gros Verheyde

Chief editor of the B2 site. Graduated in European law from the University of Paris I Pantheon Sorbonne and listener to the 65th session of the IHEDN (Institut des Hautes Etudes de la Défense Nationale. Journalist since 1989, founded B2 - Bruxelles2 in 2008. EU/NATO correspondent in Brussels for Sud-Ouest (previously West-France and France-Soir).