Sustainable growth, Welfare and Social Justice for all

About Us

Totte, Gotland Ring

Sustainable Event Emphasis

Our vision

“To create environmental and economic balance in order to achieve sustainable growth, welfare and social justice for all.”

A unique global networking platform

The World Ecological Forum, founded in 2009, is an independent, non-profit, international platform for addressing ecological concerns.

Through our collaborating organizations, we do not only brainstorm around vital issues, but also produce concrete commitments, co-operations, best practices and policy recommendations.

Alec Havrén, WEF, black & white

Founder

Alec Arho Havrén

– Founder and Circuit Architect of Gotland Ring (the world’s first sustainable race and test circuit)
– Inventor/concept developer of Smart Energy Road and Traffic System (SERTS), an energy harvesting smart microgrid with wireless mobile inductive charging of EVs
– Co-initiator for SmartRoad Gotland, the world’s first electric road system with dynamic inductive wireless charging on a public road (for buses and heavy trucks), a co-operation with Trafikverket (the Swedish Transport Administration)
– Automotive industry and traffic electrification expert and consultant
– Background includes management consulting and financial markets
– Graduate of California Lutheran University and Thunderbird Global School of Management

The founder and chairman of World Ecological Forum, Alec Arho Havrén, is a social and environmental entrepreneur, a green tech evangelist.

Gotland, the Swedish island and ecoregion in the Baltic Sea, and Finland is where Alec has his roots. However, Alec is a global citizen who has studied and worked in various countries and environments, including North America, China, and Europe.

Alec is a frequent speaker on subject matters, such as the paradigm shift of the vehicle industry, traffic electrification, mission-specific zero- and low-emission vehicles, traffic safety, entrepreneurship, green leadership, and eco-innovation.

Additionally, Alec has derived unique edutainment driver training courses, such as Safety & Eco Driving and advanced specialised programmes derived from racing (Alec is formerly an accomplished racing driver with many wins around Europe). His extracurricular activities include ornithology, history, and various sports; for instance, Alec is still a world-class senior tennis player (a many times European Champion in singles, doubles, and mixed) on the ITF Senior Tour.

Our Management

Alec Havrén
Alec Arho Havrén
Founder, Social and Environmental Entrepreneur, MIM/MBA
Risto Rantala
Risto Rantala
CEO, Management Consulting, Clean Tech, and Corporate Development
Niclas Ihrén
Niclas Ihrén
Strategic Programme and Content Director Member of the Steering Committee
Read more on our Management and persons who have honoured our Conferences as Guest Speakers
We create global crossover networking between corporations, governments, and non-governmental organisations.