Monica von Schmalensee is Architect, Partner and CEO of White Arkitekter, Scandinavia’s pioneer and thought-leader in sustainable architecture. White is most recognised for visionary examples of sustainable architecture, such as the 100-year Masterplan for the relocation of the City of Kiruna in Sweden’s in the Arctic north. Monica is founder and former chairman of Sweden Green Building Council and member of Formas Scientific Council for Swedish research. A frequent keynote speaker at internationally renowned conferences, Monica is sought after for her cutting-edge expertise combining academic and practice-based architectural research. Monica was recently honoured with the prestigious Leadership Award 2016 for her outstanding contribution and impact to a sustainable built environment in Sweden.