Niclas Kjellstrom-Matseke is a leading international investor and board member for a range of companies and philanthropic organizations, with a focus on human rights, sustainability, real estate and finance. Niclas is currently an Independent Director for Spear REIT Ltd., a real estate investment firm operating across all sectors within the Western Cape, predominantly the Cape Town region. He is also CEO of Infigo Properties, a commercial and residential development company in the Cape Town area.
Niclas serves on the Board of Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights, who also presented him with a 2013 Ripple of Hope Award. He is the Chairperson of the Desmond & Leah Tutu Legacy Foundation and a Member of the Leadership Council of the UN Sustainable Developments Solutions Network. Past board appointments have included: Advisory Board Member of The Elders Foundation, a foundation set up by Nelson Mandela; Honorary Advisory Board Member of Aung Sang Suu Kyi’s World Freedom Fund at Partnership for Change; and Board Member at the The Society for Pediatric and Perinatal Epidemiologic Research (SPER).
Earlier in his career, Niclas was Chairman of Todenburg Ltd. (fmr. Perennis Africa Proprietary), a platform that allowed him to commit time and capital to international ventures. He was a Founding Partner and Head of Europe & Africa for 17 Asset Management, a firm that provides investment opportunities structured around the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Prior, he was CEO for Novamedia Nordics, the Swedish company that operates The Postcode Lottery and is the world’s third largest private donor, providing long-term support for numerous charities. Under his leadership, Novamedia grew to become the industry’s most profitable company.
Niclas earned a BA in Economics & Social Science from Uppsala University and an MBA from the Stockholm School of Economics and Babson College in Wellesley, Massachusetts.