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Swe-Cham News Feed | April 22, 2024


Chair of the Swedish Chamber Johan Uhlin becomes Managing Director of Scania Sweden

After six years of serving as Managing Director for Scania Production Zwolle, Johan Uhlin has been appointed to become Managing Director for Scania Sweden within Commercial Operations. The Swedish Chamber of Commerce is very proud and excited for Johan about this new appointment, however, it means that Johan’s time in the Netherlands will come to an end, as he will move back to Stockholm, Sweden, with his family. Unfortunately, this also means that Johan is resigning as Chair of the Board of the Swedish Chamber of Commerce. 

“I am so very proud and honoured to having served as your Chair for the last two years and representing Scania in the board of Directors for the Swedish Chamber of Commerce since April 2019, but the time has come for my family and me to move on for future endeavours” says Johan about his time at the Chamber. 

Get to know our new member Linden-IT

Swedish Chamber proudly welcomes our newest member Linden-IT! 

"We are a secondment company for IT-professionals. We already second IT-professionals from various disciplines for 8 years. For example, application management, BI/Data, development, servicedesk, low-code and system administration. We are located in he Netherlands and Sweden. We’re very happy to participate in the Chamber and look forward to get in touch with other members." says CEO Gerbert Jan Valk.

Today is Earth Day 2024: Planet vs Plastic

Today on Earth Day., we unite to highlight pressing environmental challenges and advocate for sustainable solutions worldwide. This year's theme, "Planet vs Plastics”, underscores the urgent need to address the detrimental impact of plastic pollution on our planet. Sustainability is at the heart of our mission at the Swedish Chamber. Explore our event calendar to discover upcoming sustainability-focused events where you can deepen your knowledge and contribute to positive change.


Empowering Personal Leadership online course byZumflow: Now with exclusive discount for all Swedish Chamber members

This spring, Alexandra Gummesson was offered the opportunity to join the inspiring course Personal Leadership by Zumflow, a coaching company empowering professionals and inspiring change since 2009. The online course is led by their founder, Kristina Zumpolle. Zumflow works with coaching, designing and delivering programmes with a focus on effective and authentic leadership. The five-week course aims to help participants find clarity and lead their lives better by trusting themselves, managing limiting beliefs, and reaching their goals. It provides you with new perspectives and tools to help you get the most out of your personal and professional life.

“The Personal Leadership course by Zumflow is a great way to reflect on your life, understand your motivations and actions, and find inspiration from others. The weekly online live sessions quickly became a favorite part of my week.” says Alexandra. Read more about her personal experience and find the exclusive discount available to members for the upcoming course in September on our website.


News from Business Sweden: Doing Business with NATO

Discover new horizons for Nordic businesses with "Doing Business With NATO" a guidebook tailored for helping  enterprises navigate complex processes in Nato. Developed in collaboration with Business Finland, Business Sweden, and Innovation Norway, this resource delves into NATO operations, budgeting, rules, and U.S. Department of Defense procedures, facilitating partnerships and economic growth in the Nordic region.

Opportunity to free tickets for YP Members to 'Abundance' May 8th

Jan Terlouw, Chair of the Swedish Chamber Sustainability Committee and MD of Saab Nederland BV., invites all Young Professionals to the performance 'Abundance' on May 8, in Orpheus in Apeldoorn. Following is a panel discussion on the theme 'Strengthening Defence and Police by means of sustainability', including an esteemed set of panelists from the security industry. Please note that this event in Dutch. 


Jesper Brodin, CEO of Ingka Group, has been named one of Time magazine's 100 most influential people

We are very proud to share that Jesper Brodin, CEO of Swedish Chamber Patron Member Ikea Ingka Group, has been listed as one of the 100 most influential by Times Magazine, in the category 'Titans'. Recognized for his transformative leadership in sustainability and business innovation, Jesper Brodin's vision drives positive change globally. 

"Under his leadership, Ikea operator Ingka Group set ambitious climate targets and in November revised them to be even stronger. The company is now committed to reducing greenhouse-gas emissions by 50% by 2030 and hitting net-zero by 2050. All while continuing to grow. The result? Since 2016, the company’s carbon footprint has fallen 24% while its revenue has grown by nearly 31%." writes Arianna Huffington in the Times Magazine. 

Andreas Hatzigeorgiou 
recruited for new CEO role, stepping down from Stockholm Chamber of Commerce

Andreas Hatzigeorgiou has announced his departure from his role as CEO at Stockholm Chamber of Commerce, to assume the role of CEO at construction consulting firm Projektengagemang later in 2024. At Projectengagemang, Hatzigeorgiou aims to intensify the organisation's transition towards a more sustainable, resilient and innovative society. Congratulations!

Explore the full Swedish Chamber Insights archieve

Dive into the world of Swedish Chamber Insights, our dynamic digital magazine! Explore in-depth interviews, discover forward-thinking strategies from the inside of our member companies, and get to know the Swedish Chamber members. Access our full article archive to gain insights into our network's activities, connect with peers, and seize new business opportunities. Want to be featured? Let's chat - send an email to


"My career has been shaped by a passion for fashion and a drive to organize the fashion industry in a more sustainable and circular way" says Ashna Chhatta

We are very proud to present Ashna Chhatta, ethical fashion stylist, who will be joining this week’s Clothes Swap event for professional styling with the attendees, in collaboration with Young Professionals and Edge Workspaces. Join us this Thursday April 25 to discover why circular fashion is vital, and to get personal styling advice from Ashna, and update your wardrobe with circular fashion pieces for spring! 

Ashna sees fashion and style as an expression of self-love. As an Ethical Fashion Stylist and personal shopper, she takes you on an inner journey, so that you can discover and shape what suits your unique personality. Her mission is to help people build a responsible, durable, timeless and circular wardrobe. Together with Ashna, you will get to know the stores and brands that are reliable, honest and transparent, both socially and environmentally.


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