Erika Widén holds a Masters Degree in Media and Communication, Global Journalism from Örebro University, and a Bachelors Degree in Journalism from the American University based in Beirut. She is a Swedish−Mexican independent journalist and was born in London. In addition, she has lived in more than 13 countries and has a decade of expertise in business reporting for magazines and newspapers based in the Levant, Gulf Cooperation Council and Europe.