Speaker in Session 8. Land Release: Innovative Technology and Methodology
Mikael Bold joined MAG in March 2018 as the Head of Operations Development Team (ODT) to contribute to the successful delivery of MAG's Strategic Plan, primarily through effective leadership of the ODT, with the aim of ensuring high levels of safety, quality, innovation and continual improvement in MAG's operational implementation, and promote the sharing of expertise, learning and development inside MAG and within the mine action sector as a whole.
Before joining MAG again, Mikael worked for the Geneva International Centre for Humanitarian Demining (GICHD) between 2013 and 2018 as an advisor on Mechanical and Animal Detection Systems, Standards, Compliance and Legal Efficiency. His role was to improve operational efficiency in survey and clearance. His role was also to improve the mine action sector's understanding about worldwide industry standards, legal and regulatory frameworks, which can be linked to the International Mine Action Standards (IMAS) and National Mine Action Standards (NMAS). He also served as the Secretary of the IMAS Review Board briefly before leaving GICHD.
Before joining the GICHD, Mikael Bold was the Country Director for the Norwegian People's Aid (NPA) mine action programme in Jordan. He has been involved in mine action since 2003, with both humanitarian organizations and commercial companies including Mines Advisory Group, the United Nations Office for Project Services, NPA and MineTech International. Mikael Bold served as Officer in the Swedish Armed Forces between 1992 and 2003. Throughout this period, he also participated in peace-keeping missions in Bosnia-Herzegovina and Kosovo. Mikael further held provisional posts as an instructor at the Swedish Explosive Ordnance Disposal and Demining Centre (SWEDEC).