Christer Ahlström is Doctor of Law and Associate Professor of International law at Uppsala University.
Before UI (Since 2013) Ahlström was the Director-General and Agency Head of the Inspectorate of Strategic Products (ISP). Previously, he has held the position as the Deputy Director-General and Head of Department of the Department for Disarmament and Non-proliferation at the Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs (UD NIS). He has also served as Counsellor with the Embassy of Sweden in The Hague responsible for issues concerning the arms control treaty The Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC).
He was also the Deputy Director at the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI).