Claes Bjerkne: A “Team Player” Leader For 10 years Claes Bjerkne was on the board of the Swedish Tourist Board and besides regional and national tourism development projects in Sweden, he also invested a lot of effort in the international network.  He joined the ECT Board in 1999 and between 2002 and 2006 spent 4 years as President of the association, staying on afterwards as a board member.