Today Magnus Qvant holds the position, since 2010, as General Secretary of the Resilient Regions Association, a public-private collaborative organization for resilient cities and regions. Magnus is also co-founder of Nordic Urban Resilience Institute. Magnus Qvant has 20 years experience in training and practice in civil security and emergency management, both nationally and internationally. He has held positions such as an expert instructor, course director and for 7 years as Marketing Director for the leading national emergency training center in Sweden. Magnus Qvant has two university degrees, Fire Protection Engineer and Diploma Marketing Management, both from Lund University. In addition, Magnus has studied behavioral science at Lund University. Furthermore, Magnus is an officer of the reserve in the Swedish Navy.