The Spiritus Mundi organisation consists of the nominating committee, the board of directors and the staff.
The nominating committee has the task to find suitable and qualified candidates for the board. The chairman of the nominating committee is Martin Martinsson, CEO of Musik i Syd.
The board of directors makes decisions regarding the work and consists of the following members 2015:
Thomas Antoni, chairman
For more than twenty years, Thomas has focused on the concept of communication, starting out as an actor working Internationally both in theatre and film (Academy award 1988). Studied Economy and Psychology for 5 years. Mixing these different skills together into a formula, creating a very unique and practical concept. Through his consulting practice, he empowers people to take control of communication. He works with individuals in a wide range of industries globally, teaching the “art of reaching out to others”. Helping them how to come across with their messages. “If you want to communicate you also have to take the full responsibility for starting the communication process. You can never blame the “receiver”! It’s never their fault that they didn’t understand or reacted so differently from what you expected. You and no one else didn’t listen, or were not clear enough in your signals! By analysing the situation we can enhance the communication between people! I’m not in the “Illusion-business”, I’m just using the situation. Everybody can see, but the situation makes them blind!“ (Thomas Antoni)
Nicolas Strömbäck, vice chairman
Nicolas Stromback is an artist, songwriter and music producer with a great passion for justice and human rights. He has previously worked as an environmental lawyer and now he lends his legal skill to projects that aims to make the world a better place. Nicolas joined the board of directors in 2010 and since 2013 he has been the vice chairman of the board. When Nicolas isn’t working on his music or getting engaged in larger projects he likes to take care of his body and soul by practicing Falun Dafa.
Henrik Melius, member and CEO
Henrik partially grew up in England, partially in Sweden. He has previously lived in the USA for close to ten years. There, among other things, he studied and worked with recording and composing music, marketing research and was a yoga instructor at a healthretreat. He has also worked in Germany, Austria and Bahrain. The force in the foundation and work of Spiritus Mundi comes from his interest in working locally and internationally with creating meeting grounds that can lead to better understanding and knowledge between people from different cultures.
Gabriela Castro Oris, member
Douglas Arkliden, member
Douglas Arkliden trained dietician, nutritionist, chef and bartender, and he has a great passion and knowledge of well-being and health. He has extensive experience in the restaurant business but now works with nutrition therapy and nutritional counseling where human health and way of life are the focus. Douglas was elected to the Board in 2013 and now sits as a member ever since. Douglas goal is to work with schools to influence children’s diets and health habits to achieve optimal health. The approach to reach out with this information is by holding lectures for educators and parents.
Louise Strömerstén, member
Micaela Vujica, alternate member
Micaela Strömbäck Vujica has the with the background as a communicator always had a keen interest in communication and information. Today Micaela is working as information clerk at The Swedish Tax Agency and there she has learned the importance of clear and direct communication. She also has a passion for human rights with a focus on China and puts great value in that the people of the world shall have access to the information needed for them to become more aware of what is going on in the world. In her sparetime Michaela is exercising an ancient qigong and meditation practice called Falun Dafa.
Hdah Hasan, alternate member
Hoda is educated anesthetic nurse originally from Damascus, Syria. She moved to Malmö in 1992 and has since 1996 worked as a nanny in the city of Malmö. Hoda is the mother of two girls whose father Falah Sabbar was co-founder of Spiritus Mundi. Hoda brings important expertise to the Board including issues related to project activities in the Middle East.
Jan Hjärpe, honorary special advisor
Jan Hjärpe is a professor emeritus in Islamology at Lund University. Presently he is vice preses in the Vitterhetsakademien. He has served at Uppsala University, Umeå, Åbo and has since 1976 on and off served at Lund University. Jan Hjärpe is author of a dozen books, among them Islamismer: Politisk-religiösa rörelser i den muslimska världen (Gleerups, 2010) and Bilden av profeten: Berättelserna om Muhammed och deras funktion förr och nu (Leopard förlag 2011).
The staff consists of a CEO, Operational Manager and depending on current activities project managers, project assistants, process manager, office manager, editor, art director, concept and web developer. Individual information about the staff can be found under Staff.