• ORGUT Consulting AB
  • Dalagatan 7
  • 111 23 Stockholm
  • Sweden
  • Telephone: +46 (0) 8 406 76 20
  • Fax: +46 (0) 8 21 02 69
  • E-mail: orgut@orgut.se


Managing Director
Mr Per Giertz joined ORGUT in 1991 and has served as Managing Director since 1999. He has worked and lived long term in Ethiopia and Tanzania. His main experience falls within institutional and sector reform and organisational development. Mr Giertz holds an M.Sc. in Agriculture Economics with further studies in development related subjects at doctoral level.
Finance Director
Ms Irene Ryynänen is the Finance Director for ORGUT Sweden as well as responsible for the ORGUT Group financial management. She joined ORGUT in 2005 and one of the first tasks were to procure and implement a new ERP system (Microsoft Dynamics NAV), which has facilitated the flow of information between the business functions and reduced time-consuming tasks, mainly within project management and accounting. Ms Ryynänen has extensive experience from different companies and organisations of accounting and financial reporting, cash management, project accounting and follow-up, budgets and personnel administration. She has also experience of implementing ERP systems and of building systems for accounting, project management and reporting. Ms Ryynänen has a degree in business administration and accounting.
Deputy Managing Director
Mr Niklas Herrmann is the Deputy Managing Director as well as Business Manager for ORGUT's tenders and projects in Market Development. In addition he serves as Home Office Coordinator for a number of projects in Bolivia, Colombia, Kenya and Liberia. Since 1996, Mr Herrmann has managed a variety of short and long term assignments. He oversees the overall management of ORGUT's Framework Contracts with Sida in Agriculture, Forestry and Environment, Market Development and Gender respectively. He has in-depth knowledge of international cooperation strategies and policies having worked several years for both bilateral and multilateral development agencies. Mr Herrmann holds a Majors Degree in Economic and BA in International Development Studies.
Senior Consultant/ Project Manager
Mr Torbjörn Öckerman has worked for ORGUT since 1994. He serves has the Home Office Coordinator for the Management Contract for UNNATI, Nepal in addition to managing assignments in Ethiopia, Kenya and Mozambique. He is also the Business Manager for ORGUT's tenders and projects with Fund Management. He has 30 years of experience from rural development, local governance and sector reform/ policy development programmes in Tanzania, Zambia, Vietnam and Nicaragua, and over 15 years in management positions. His assignments have focused on institutional building, organisational development, local democracy, capacity building and national and local level planning, monitoring and evaluation systems. During long term assignments he has also worked with agriculture, rights-based poverty alleviation, land tenure, private sector development, value chains, rural infrastructure, community based management of natural resources and training. Short term assignments include evaluations, quality control systems and programme planning and formulation. Mr Öckerman holds an M.Sc. in Agricultural Economics.
Senior Consultant/ Project Manager
Ms Karin Fogelberg joined ORGUT in 2004. She has since then been responsible for overall management support and back-stopping to various projects and programmes within the field of land and natural resource management. Recently she returned from two long term assignments in Tanzania where she held the positions of CTA in Community Based Natural Resource Management for the Institutional Support Project, Association of Local Authorities of Tanzania (ALAT) and for the Securing Sustainability of LAMP (Land Management Programme) Initiatives project financed by Sida. Prior to 2008 she was Deputy Managing Director responsible for integrating the financial and project management systems in accordance with the ISO 9001 certification. Ms Fogelberg holds a M.Sc. in Land Administration.
Senior Consultant/ Project Manager
Mr Robert Bäckström joined ORGUT in 1996. His current role is as Business Manager for ORGUT's business development and projects within Land Administration. He has long term experience as land tenure expert in Tanzania and in addition has served as Home Office Coordinator for many of ORGUT's projects within land administraion and cadastre development. For several years Mr Bäckström served as the coordinator for the Sida funded International Training Programme on Rural and Peri-Urban Land Administration in the SADC Region. Mr Bäckström holds an M.Sc. in Land Administration and Natural Resource Management.
Consultant/ Project Manager
Ms Karin Billing joined ORGUT in 2010. She currently serves as the Home Office Coordinator for ORGUT's contract with the MFA Finland to support the Sustainable Forest Management Programme in the Andean Region. She has 20 years of experience from international development including from positions at the Swedish MFA and Sida as well as Interim Team Leader and Advisor within the Sida financed Innovations Against Poverty Programme. She holds an M.Sc. in International Economics and Business Administration, incl. development issues and environmental economics.
Consultant/ Project Manager
Ms Malin Eriksson is responsible for home office based project management coordination of long-term programmes and short-term consultancy assignments in Kenya and Ethiopia. In addition she is the Business Manager coordinating ORGUT's business development and tenders in Water Sector Services. Ms Eriksson joined ORGUT in 2006 and has worked as marketing officer, representative office coordinator and home office coordinator mainly with Ethiopia. In between, she has been working as Young Consultant in the Sida-Amhara Rural Development Programme, Bahir Dar, Ethiopia (2008) and as Programme Officer within Democracy and Human Rights with focus on Peace and Security for Sida at the Swedish Embassy in Kigali, Rwanda (2011-2014). She holds a M.Sc. in Legal Sciences with focus on international law and political science.
Market Coordinator/ Project Manager
Ms Annefried Mueller joined ORGUT in 2015 as Market Coordinator. Her work includes responsibilities such as the identification of new business opportunities and consultants, handling ORGUT Assignment References, and taking part in the overall bid production process for EOIs and tenders. She is also the Project Manager for the Sida Framework Agreements in Agriculture, Forestry and Environment; Market Development; Development Finance and Gender. Before joining ORGUT, Annefried worked as Project Manager for a German development consultancy responsible for acquisition and management of different health projects. Ms Mueller holds an M.Sc. in Public Health, as well as Southeast Asian Studies, Indonesian and Business Administration.
Marketing Officer
Ms Linn Henriksson Strååt is part time Marketing Officer working with administration, consultant recruitments, tender and EOI production and production of marketing/ communication material. Ms Henriksson Strååt joined ORGUT in 2008 and now combines her part time work with studies.
Financial Officer, Office Administrator
Ms Josine Kanamugire joined ORGUT in 2012 and works as a Financial Officer and Office Administrator. She is responsible for ORGUT´s accounts payable and receivable, and general office administration. Ms Kanamugire is the Project Administrator for ORGUT’s inputs to the REILA programme in Ethiopia, ORGUT’s contract supporting ALAT in Tanzania as well as for the financial administration of all consulting services under the Sida Framework Contracts. She has a Business Administration Degree from the University of Kigali.
Senior Consultant/Project Manager
Mr Jorge Maluenda joined ORGUT in 1997. He holds an M.Sc. in Forestry with post-graduate studies in Development Aid and Soil Conservation. He has 30 years of professional experience with strong focus on natural resources management in general and forestry in particular, in a rural development context. He has CTA experience from long term programmes such as: Community Based Natural Resources Management (CBNRM, Tanzania), Agriculture Development Programme (FondeAgro, Nicaragua) and Forestry Education Programme (Nicaragua). He has been Team Leader in multiple assignments (e.g. feasibility studies, planning and evaluations) related to natural resource management. He is experienced in all stages of project cycle management (PCM) applying planning and monitoring tools such as logical framework approach (LFA) and result based management (RBM), integrating participatory methods, crosscutting issues (e.g. gender, governance and pro-poor focus). He has special competence in promoting integrated forest management approach, including wood value chain development, not timber forest products, environmental services, and development of strategic partnerships. He is skilled in designing and coordinating capacity development and knowledge management interventions.
Chief Technical Advisor, Agro-BIG
Mr Håkan Sjöholm serves as the Chief Technical Advisor for the MFA Finland funded Programme for Agro-Business Induced Growth in the Amhara Region, Agro-BIG, in Ethiopia. Mr Sjöholm has over 40 years of professional experience in natural resource management and has worked with ORGUT since the early 1980s. Mr Sjöholm’s experience includes forest resource management, climate change, rural development and value chain development, integrated land and watershed management, carbon sequestration and the FLEGT process in relationship to forest governance. He has served in Team Leader positions in several long term assignments such as SARDP in Ethiopia. Mr Sjöholm holds an M.Sc. in Forestry.
Programme Manager, PP2
Mr Elisha Madamombe is the Programme Manager for Pungwe Basin Transboundary Integrated Water Resources Management and Development Programme, PP2, financed by Sida and Governments of Mozambique and Zimbabwe. In his role he support strengthening of institutions and stakeholders for joint, integrated and sustainable management of water resources in the Basin, and to stimulate and support environmentally sustainable development investments that contribute to poverty alleviation. Mr Madamombe heads the Programme Support Unit, and supervises a team of professional and support staff . Mr Madamombe holds an M.Sc. in Engineering Hydrology.
Head of Secretariat, FOS
Mr Lars Eriksson is the Head of Secretariat for the ORGUT managed Swedish-Norwegian Fund for Support to Colombian Civil Society Organisations, FOS which provides grants to CSOs that work in the areas of human rights, protection of victims of the long-running armed conflict and in matters regarding the peace process and the expected post-conflict situation. Mr Eriksson started his involvement in international cooperation in Colombia 40 years ago, as a volunteer for what is now called Latinamerikagrupperna. He was a UNDP staff member in several Latin American and Caribbean field offices for 14 years and has worked as a consultant since then, including various short- and long-term assignments for ORGUT, starting in the year 2000. One of these was as Team Leader/Executive Director for the last three years of the large-scale rural development programme FondeAgro in Nicaragua. Mr Eriksson’s main experience is as an aid administrator with focus on local development and governance.
Chief Technical Advisor, WSTF Kenya
Mr Jeremy Notley serves as is the Chief Technical Advisor to the Programme "Support to Equitable Access to Quality Water, Basic Sanitation and Enhanced Water Resources Management in Rural Kenya" within the Water Services Trust Fund (WSTF). He has over 25 years of experience in rural development, water supply and integrated water resource management (IWRM) in countries such as Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, Ethiopia and Zambia. Mr Notley has pioneered water and sanitation service provision through NGOs and the private sector in several countries, and has a wide scope of experiences in providing management support to rural water supply and sanitation projects, developing supportive preventive health, hygiene and sanitation, and community based rural development programmes. He has worked as both Team Leader and Team Member of numerous short-term preparation, appraisal and review missions for several donors including Sida, Danida, MFA Finland, EU, IFAD, and the World Bank. He is also well versed in areas such as participatory planning and budgeting, resource allocation, stakeholder analysis and quality control of different parties participating in the development process and water resource management. Mr Notley has a first degree in Agricultural Science and an M.Sc. in Land and Water Management.


  • ORGUT Finland Oy
  • Pohjoisesplanadi 21 B
  • 00100 Helsinki
  • Finland
  • Telephone:
  • E-mail: per.giertz@orgut.fi



  • P.O. Box 41078
  • 00100 Nairobi
  • Kenya
  • Telephone: +254 (0) 20 266 19 01
  • E-mail: margaret.nyambura@orgut.se


General Manager
Ms Margaret Nyambura is the General Manager of ORGUT Kenya. She is responsible for leading the daily operations of the company. Ms Nyambura has worked with ORGUT Kenya since 2010. During this time she has been involved in development of practical Financial Management Modules and training community and institutional groups on Financial Management. She is also providing Financial, Quality Control and M&E support to the Danida Fast Track and NCF projects. Ms Nyambura is currently pursuing an MBA and has a keen interest in the economic evaluation of projects.
Ms Mbiu is the Office Administrator of ORGUT Kenya and responsible for the coordination and implementation of the office procedures, ensuring that needs of the office are met. She provides administrative and clerical support for both long- and short-term assignments. She provides support to business development and tender production throuhg inputs such as preparation of CVs and Project Reference Sheets in preparation of various tenders, EOIs and proposals that ORGUT has applied for. She has also been part of the team that provided quality control and assurance, and documentation of the stories collected from the partner organisations in the “Provision of Consultancy Services for Documentation of Partners Success Stories and Lessons Learnt Results of the Changieni Rasili Mali (CRM) Facility” assignment contracted from Act! Kenya.
Mr Michael Gachuhi Wainaina provides administrative support at ORGUT Kenya. He supports the business development and tender processes through duties such as CV preparation and updating of consultants’ database. He provided administrative support to ORGUT Kenya and Rural Focus Ltd when the duo was implementing the “Building Adaptive Capacity to Climate Change in Kenya”. Mr Wainaina holds a bachelor’s degree in Project Planning and Management.


  • ORGUT Ethiopia Branch
  • Jambo Galaxy Building, 3rd floor
  • P.O. Box 4560
  • Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
  • Telephone: +251 (0) 11 663 30 55
  • Fax: +251 (0) 11 663 30 55
  • E-mail: ethiopia.repoffice@orgut.se



  • ORGUT Tanzania Representative Office
  • Kinondoni/Msese Rd Plot No. 88
  • P.O. Box 72183, Dar es Salaam
  • Tanzania
  • Telephone: +255 (0)654 26 63 48
  • E-mail: tanzania.repoffice@orgut.se


Office Administrator and Marketing Assistant
Ms Marietha is Office Administrator and Marketing Assistant of ORGUT Representative Office in Tanzania. She started working for ORGUT in 1994 as Office Accountant for the Land Management Programme (LAMP) Support Office in Babati until 1996, when she became the Office Accountant/ Administrator for the LAMP Support Office in Kiteto. Since 2002, she is the Office Administrator and Marketing Assistant of ORGUT Representative Office in Tanzania. Her responsibilities include financial reporting, representing ORGUT at the office. Ms Marietha Hillu holds a certificate in cooperative management and accountancy.