"Svenska kraftnät's director of marketing, Ulla, Sandborgh – now the director-general – provided a consultant and friend of the mission for 1.5 million. At one point they went on a joint vacation to Brazil, reports the daily News."
"another director has done other konsultinköp that the authority is investigating."
"Svenska kraftnät is a state utility which is responsible for maintaining and developing the Swedish national grid for electricity."
"When Ulla Sandborgh was the marketing director, she contracted in 2015 and 2016 to a friend as a consultant and certified self invoices of 1.5 million kronor, excluding vat, according to the DN's review."
"At the end of december 2015 for the two to Rio de Janeiro, a journey that Ulla Sandborgh documented on his Facebook page."
"According to Olle Lundin, professor of administrative law at the Legal department at Uppsala university, her behaviour is very inappropriate."
" It is really a conflict of interest, so it only thunders if it and also the clearest form of corruption – to the benefit of their own friends. Breaching the regulations in order to be both perceived as and act in an impartial manner, " he says to DN."
"Ulla Sandborgh can't see any conflict of interest in the situation:"
"– We hired a company where a person worked – as the company suggested and I had in my network. I think we acted correctly, in that we also terminated the cooperation with the consultant."
"She says to DN of the authority's then-director general, Mikael Odenberg, gave the green light to hire the consultant."
"I can strongly deny that I would have given some förhandsklartecken," he says to DN."
"the Relationship between the director and the consultant to the attention of the authority; whereupon, the cooperation with the consultant was broken. But the same companies have with other consultants continued to work for the Swedish national grid, and then 2015 invoiced for the over 13 million."
"In myndighetsledningen also sits on the HR director Sirpa Holmroos. In december last year, she contracted a former colleague (at a different company) for a major consultancy assignments worth 690 000 sek excluding vat. Sirpa Holmroos certified yourself."
"– It leans definitely to the conflict of interest, " comments Olle Lundin."
"– I regard her as a colleague with the working relationship. We are not friends."
"at the same time able to DN show that she was on Facebook describing the consultant as ”nice both on the inside and the outside”."
"Sirpa Holmroos action around the konsultköpet is being investigated internally after a alarm to the authority visselblåsarfunktion."