Joakim Dahl

I am an accomplished professional with diverse skills, which bring a unique combination of business acumen and strategic expertise to any organization. With a background in management, communication, and advisory roles…


Creative Director and Business Advisor with Extensive Experience and Network

I am a board member and advisor who brings in-depth business understanding to various industries and sectors. As a creative director in business communication, I combine my design skills with business intelligence to create impactful and innovative solutions. I have a major business network and experience from working with several listed companies and growth companies, where I have contributed to their strategic vision and success.


Fish of the week or shellfish

Fish of the week or shellfish

I live by the sea and embrace Captain Nemo’s quote, ‘Here on the ocean floor is the only independence. Here I am free!’ Thus, every weekend, I select my ‘fish of the week,’ or shellfish. Now, it’s time for crab, and I need to have the hammer. As Hemingway said,...

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Brothers and sisters, it’s with great privilege and honour I present to you ‘Lion’s Tooth of McLaren Vale Shiraz Riesling,’ created by winemaker Elena Brooks. This wine is a tribute to the classic blend of Northern Rhône, combining the robust character of shiraz with the subtle freshness of riesling. Blending blue and green grape varieties, a common practice in Rhône where viognier is often used, Lion’s Tooth adopts this tradition with an Australian twist. The wine has been recognized for its quality, including receiving 94 points from James Halliday for the 2021 vintage, offering a unique taste experience for wine connoisseurs.
I live by the sea and embrace Captain Nemo’s quote, ‘Here on the ocean floor is the only independence. Here I am free!’ Thus, every weekend, I select my ‘fish of the week,’ or shellfish. Now, it’s time for crab, and I need to have the hammer. As Hemingway said, ‘Neither for you nor for me. I’m sorry, fish.’ Will it be as black as black for the crab; perhaps a stout? My mind then takes flight to a green island, to a pub on a street corner in Cork. I imagine watching old men in their caps, seated in their usual spots, inviting me to join a community chat as the pubs fill up, echoing with cheers and the sound of church bells signaling the start of Sunday lunch. But my journey wouldn’t stop there. Next, I’d go to France for a crisp Sauvignon Blanc from the southwest, a fitting companion for the crab. I envision hearing church bells ringing out as squares fill with people at bistros, engaging in philosophical discussions around the tables. Ending with a stout or Sauvignon Blanc?
With 15 years of experience and certification in board management, serving as a board member in publicly traded companies, growth businesses, and municipal committees, as well as an adjunct organizer and producer of board meetings, I have built extensive experience and knowledge. In this blog post, I present one of my top five lists to optimize board meetings and contribute as an active, engaged, and professional board member: A. Preparation: Ensure that meeting calls are sent out well in advance, with start and end times, and classify each agenda item as informational or decision-making. Ensure that all board members have access to meeting materials and attachments at least 5 days before the meeting. B. Agenda with Clear Structure: Create a detailed agenda with specified time frames for each item. This helps keep the meeting focused and efficient. C. Active Participation: Invite members to prepare to contribute actively. Send out specific questions or topics for discussion in advance, so that members can prepare to provide insightful contributions. D. Financial Overview: Always include a current liquidity forecast and relevant financial reports as part of the preparations. This ensures that all members have a clear view of the company’s financial position and that taxes are paid. E. Follow-up: Ensure that a signed protocol from each meeting is reviewed and approved. This ensures that all decisions and actions are documented and traceable, facilitating follow-up.
I want to share a story from some time ago about an international client project where I innovated their financial reporting process. I designed a new format in Word, carefully crafted to be business-smart and to resonate with the company’s visual branding. @joakimdahlab
They usually say, ‘Black velvet and a boy’s smile, in a Southern style, Black velvet if you please.’ And I say, ‘Dinner time with Black velvet, if you please.’
As a business coach, I have delivered business consulting to entrepreneurs and companies in the growth phase. With my experience and knowledge, I have contributed energy, support, and advice, as well as access to networks. I have helped these actors and companies expand through innovative business development and successfully attract external financing. @joakimdahlab
What a nice surprise to receive the ‘Carte de honneur’. Thank you! This special card is given for distinguished service, achievements, or contributions.
There is a kind of magic residing within my mind; its striking shade of signature eau-de-nil evokes a sense of calmness and tranquility. Piccadilly Blend Ground Coffee takes me back to the place where I belong. Yes, just take me back to where I feel the atmosphere embrace me. Fortnum & Mason’s packaging is a masterclass in branding, exuding timeless elegance with its iconic turquoise hue and uncluttered design. Each tin, box, or parcel from this storied brand is a nod to its rich heritage, often adorned with narrative illustrations that tell a tale of tradition and quality, designed to transform even the most mundane purchase into a special occasion.
I have completed a project where I define an actor’s position in view of future development and its relationships with stakeholders. This analysis includes an overview of competitors and an evaluation of the company’s current market position compared to industry peers. The purpose is to provide a clear picture of the actor’s current position and identify opportunities for the future. @joakimdahlab
I’ve been part of a project at my company, where our goal was to update a client’s stakeholders on their progress. I took on the role of delivering a mid-year report to a stock market-listed company. My job was to manage the project, produce, and design the report, making sure it met all the market’s rules and was helpful for investor relations.



I specialize in producing key business deliverables such as quarterly reports.



I provide csupport to the board of directors and management teams.


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I hold positions in both publicly-listed and privately-held companies.