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Niklas Backlund

  • Analyst
  • Helsinki

Previously, Niklas worked for an EU affairs consultancy in Brussels with energy, climate and ICT issues and he has a proven track record within EU-policy. Moreover, he has worked for the Materiel Unit at the Finnish Ministry of Defence, giving him insight in European defence materiel policy and procurement processes. In addition, he has a keen interest and experience in export promotion issues within the defence sector. He also has experience working as a research assistant for a political party in the heart of British politics in Westminster. His main focus is on defence and ICT sectors.

Niklas is pursuing a master’s degree in political science and public administration at the University of Helsinki, where he is aiming to write his dissertation on how small states relate to the ongoing defence integration in the EU. Niklas is passionate about international relations and helping clients to understand how changing security environments affect their business.

Email - niklas.backlund@rudpedersen.com
Telephone - +358 509118817

  • 2017 - 2018: EU Affairs Consultant, Aula Europe, Brussels

  • 2017 - 2017: Research Assistant, UK Liberal Democrats, International Office, London

  • 2016 - 2016: Intern, Finnish Ministry of Defence, Materiel Unit

  • 2017: Bachelor Degree, Political Science and Public Administration, University of Helsinki, Finland

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