Sebastian Lindstrom

Sebastian Lindstrom

Co-Founder What Took You So Long?

Amherst, Massachusetts (Springfield, Massachusetts Area)
International Affairs

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Sebastian Lindstrom's Overview

  • Co-Founder and Producer at What Took You So Long?
  • Co-Founder / Chairman at Light for Children (Ghana)
  • Nairobi Sandbox Ambassador at Sandbox-Network
  • Assistant to the Chairman at SureTrace Security Corp

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Sebastian Lindstrom's Summary

Through his visual company vehicle, What Took You So Long?, Sebastian makes stunning and impactful films to move the world, delivers events that touch communities from within, and shares his experience freely and keenly. In constant transition, with plans to visit 150 countries by the end of 2015, Sebastian humbly welcomes you into the engine room of development; a never-ending conundrum of truth-searching and camel-milking.

Sebastian - with a recently discovered astigmatic eye - is trying to find the meaning of silence. Helping or hindering him is an Undergraduate Degree in International Business & Global Management and a Masters Degree in International Education in Complex Environments.

In a utopia of peace and tranquility, Sebastian wants to snowboard and ski in Kashmir and Iran once a month per-year, own a camel herd in Western Somalia, and confidently speak Levantine Arabic.

Sebastian Lindstrom's Experience

Co-Founder and Producer

What Took You So Long?

Nonprofit; 11-50 employees; Motion Pictures and Film industry

June 2008Present (6 years 5 months) world-wide

Co-Founder / filmmaker
Sebastian is the epitome of Guerilla filmmaking, managing to edit camels into every project he is working on, which are as numerous in number as they are diverse. He is always ahead of the pack and therefore the boundless Team Leader! Filmed in 65 countries ; traveled in total to 105 plus.

Co-Founder / Chairman

Light for Children (Ghana)

2005Present (9 years)

Chairman of a child-centred non-profit with a US$25,000 early working budget.
Mobilize 50+ volunteers per year to support our work in Ghana
Coordinate a HIV/AIDS children’s program that supports 50 HIV-infected children.

Nairobi Sandbox Ambassador


Privately Held; 11-50 employees; Education Management industry

March 20112012 (1 year)

Initiate, mobilize and start the first Sandbox Hub in Africa.

Assistant to the Chairman

SureTrace Security Corp

April 2005October 2006 (1 year 7 months)

Assistant to the Chairman / Special projects coordinator
Directed & oversaw group activities in South East Asia, North America & Europe.
Involved with Sales, government relations & marketing.

Sebastian Lindstrom's Projects

  • TEDx United Nations Plaza: Bravery Video

    • September 2013 to Present

    Served as a Production Assistant for What Took So Long?'s coverage of the TEDx UN Plaza. Filmed interviews and b-roll as well as co-edited a video produced under 48 hours for the second day of the event.

Sebastian Lindstrom's Skills & Expertise

  1. mover
  2. mobilizer
  3. connector
  4. NGOs
  5. Entrepreneurship
  6. Mobilization
  7. Social Media
  8. Editing
  9. Research
  10. Film Production
  11. Social Entrepreneurship
  12. Social Networking
  13. International Development
  14. New Media
  15. Project Management
  16. International Relations
  17. Start-ups
  18. Social Innovation
  19. Fundraising
  20. Business
  21. Non-profits
  22. Strategic Partnerships
  23. Strategy
  24. Nonprofits
  25. Public Speaking
  26. Team Leadership
  27. Corporate Social Responsibility

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Sebastian Lindstrom's Education

University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Master in International Education, Development


Non formal education solutions in complex / fragile regions

University of Hong Kong

International Business and Global Management, Business


Activities and Societies: Scholarship student (yearly intake; 25 students out of 800+ applicants) Selected to represent the University at UN Climate Conference in Copenhagen Clinton Global Initiative, NGO participant, Miami, United States Mobilized over US$30,000 from University funds for various volunteer expeditions

Korea University

Bachelor of International Business, International Business


James Cook University

Business / Tourism


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