It is with great sadness that we inform you of the passing of Erik Belfrage.
Erik was an esteemed and highly respected board member of Business for Peace Foundation. He sadly passed away in Stockholm on the 18th of April after suffering complications from COVID-19. He was 74 years old.
Erik had a long career as a Swedish diplomat and business leader. He served for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs from 1970-87 in Geneva, Washington, D.C., Bucharest, Beirut, and Paris. In 1987, he became Vice President at Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken and as an adviser to Investor AB.
He also served as an advisor to Peter Wallenberg and the Wallenberg family between 1987 and 2012 before setting up a consultancy firm, Consilio International. “I think working is a good thing for you,” he said, commenting on why he did not think of retiring at the time most people would.
The Foundation is deeply grateful for the work and services Erik has given to the Foundation over many years. We mourn the loss of a great person and dear friend.