Carl-Wilhelm Stenhammar


• 2005-06 Rotary International President
• Göteborg, Sweden RI President 2005-06
• Director, Rotary International, 1996-98
• District Governor, 1987-88

Carl-Wilhelm Stenhammar, a food broker for international products, is the former owner of Gust.F.Bratt AB. During his active business career he traveled all over the world. In addition, he has been a member of the boards of several companies and served as chairman of the board of a local private school.

Carl-Wilhelm has been a Rotarian since 1974. He immediately became involved in all levels of Rotary and has held numerous positions at the club, district, and international levels. His district service has included chairing the Youth Exchange and member elections committees and the Sweden Rotary Youth Exchange Foundation. He was also a treasurer of the Rotary International District 2360 Student Home Foundation (RISH) and served as district governor in 1987-88.

He began international service to Rotary in 1991 with an appointment to the Youth Service Committee, which he chaired in 1993, followed by positions as regional coordinator of the Youth Service Task Force and moderator at numerous Rotary International institutes. He represented the RI president many times at district conferences in locations stretching from Finland to Africa and the United States to India. He was an RI director in 1996-98, and as such was a member of the Executive Committee, chair of the Finance Committee of the Board, and vice chair of the Audit Committee.

He has been a member of the Audit and Operations Review Committee of RI and a member of the 2001 San Antonio Convention Committee. He was also moderator of the 1999-2000 Regional Magazine Editors Seminar, chair of the Permanent Fund Committee for Europe and RIBI, chair of the Presidential Celebration in Stockholm 2003, general coordinator for the 2003-04 Literacy and Education Task Force, PolioPlus national advocacy adviser, and member of the Polio Eradication Advocacy Task Force.

Carl-Wilhelm has been married to Monica since 1962. Monica was a physiotherapist by profession, specializing in orthopedics and sports medicine. During the last 10 years, she has worked as a volunteer with the World Wide Fund for Nature (known in North America as the World Wildlife Fund and recognized by the panda logo).

Monica and President Stenhammar have two sons, two grandsons, and one granddaughter. Read a profile of Carl-Wilhelm Stenhammar for the July 2005 issue of The Rotarian.