Foundation Council

The Foundation Council is the executive board of the Foundation. The Council makes decisions about all scholarships and grants and also decides about investments and other matters related to the Foundation.


John Loizou: Born 1958 in Nicosia, Cyprus.

Professional qualifications:
B.A.(Hons) in Accounting and Information systems from City University New York 1984.
B.A. (Hons) Economics City University New York 1984
M.B.A. in Financial Analysis and Public Administration 1987.
Certified Public Accountant 1988 New York State.
Certified ISO consultant AICPA 1999.

Work Experience: 1994 to 2004: President and CEO of Akelius Insurance Ltd.

Worked closely for fifteen years with Sievert Larsson and Roger Akelius to develop both Akelius Insurance Ltd as well as Akelius Fastigheter.

In 2004 he resigned from Akelius to develop his own business in security printing. Now he is back with Sievert Larsson as Executive Chairman in Ancoria Insurance and Director in Larsson Investment Funds.


Sievert Larsson, born 1944 in Goteborg, Sweden

Sievert Larsson co-founded Akelius Insurance Ltd together with Roger Akelius 1987. Before this, he had several joint ventures with Roger Akelius, mostly connected to financial services and tax calculation software. Larsson started his professional career as a programmer and IT specialist with the Swedish ball bearing company SKF.

July 1, 2007 Larsson donated all his shares in Ancoria Insurance (the company changed name in 2006) to the Scholarship Foundation. This means that almost all profit from the insurance company will go to charitable purposes.


Kirdjakree(Poon) Haemapun : born 6 April 1977

Professional Qualifications:  BBA In Operation Management at Kasetsart University, Bangkok, Thailand 1998
                                MSC in Hospitality Management at Birmingham Collage of Food, Tourism, and Creative Studies 2001 
Work Experience :     2012 – present CEO and Partner CULEX HOSPITALITY GROUP, Dubai, UAE     
                     2008 –2012         Operation Director and Partner Lemongrass International L.L.C
Poon is known to Sievert Larsson since his childhood years. His parents are good friends who have been assisting Sievert, and Em-Orn in many charity works in Thailand for more than 20 years.
He has been a business partner with Sievert Dubai, and has been invited to join the foundation council in 2015.