Ann-Sofi Backgren is first vice president of ARFE, member of the Regional Council of Ostrobothnia (Finland) and president of its Gender committee.
He has been working on rural development issues for 30 years. In 2013 he created his own micro-company called Brand-Sofi, and he also works as an independent guide to the World Heritage of his region of origin: the natural space of the Kvarken archipelago, where a unique phenomenon of rising land can be appreciated since the last Ice Age.
Ann-Sofi Backgren works part-time as a project leader in the municipality of Kvarken with the European Grouping for Territorial Cooperation (EGTC) (FI / SE), with an international project called StoryTagging. For 20 years she has been elected to the local Assembly of her home municipality, Korsnäs, being the President of the Assembly for 12 years.
Ann-Sofi Backgren is a multifaceted person, interested in the development of society and especially in gender equality.