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Meet our mentor Ben Vree
Meet Ben Vree, Mentor for the Swedish Chamber and Young Professionals Mentorship Program 2024! Ben has been working within the global maritime industry for more than 40 years in various positions in Rotterdam as well as in Asia. The various jobs during his past career include positions like President Vopak Asia, CEO Smit International, CEO Noordzee Group, and CEO APMT Europe and Asia. During his career, he has been heading a number of reorganisations and restructurings. Presently, Ben is active as chairman and/or member of several Supervisory Boards as well as the Boards of Foundations. Are you an experienced business leader looking to make a lasting impact on the next generation of professionals, while also learning more about the way young professionals of today are thinking? Welcome to join Ben and our esteemed cohort of mentors by signing up as a mentor in the Swedish Chamber and Young Professionals Mentorship Program 2024. We are also welcoming applications for mentees. The deadline is today, February 28, 2024. Read more and sign up .
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Presenting the new Swedish Chamber Member Brochure
We are delighted to present a comprehensive overview of the Swedish Chamber in our new digital Member Brochure! On a scale from 1 to 10, the average likelihood for our members to recommend the Swedish Chamber of Commerce for business relations is 8.7. This brochure simplifies the process of endorsing the Chamber to your esteemed business connections. Feel free to share it with your network, and reach out with any questions to communication@swedishchamber.nl. to download the Swedish Chamber Member Brochure.
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Sweden in the top for rankings on global competitiveness, the Swedish Institute reports
A recent report from the Swedish Institute, a public agency dedicated to fostering global interest and trust in Sweden, underscores the enduring strength of Swedish competitiveness across various key areas including investment, export, talent attraction, sustainability, and innovation. Despite its size, Sweden has impressively secured the 8th position in the World Competitiveness Ranking 2023, highlighting its significant global influence. Key highlights from the report reveal Sweden's remarkable credibility in driving the green transition, reflected in its top-ranking positions in prestigious indices such as the Nation Brands Index 2023, Global Soft Power Index, and Best Countries survey. This solidifies Sweden's reputation as a leading player in environmental initiatives, offering a competitive edge for Swedish exports and attracting investment and talent. Furthermore, Sweden maintains a robust international reputation, characterized by reliability and innovation, fostering trust and collaboration with global partners. Its resilient economic performance in 2023, evidenced by positive indicators like GDP growth and employment rates, underscores Sweden's economic stability amidst global challenges. Sweden's skills in innovation and technology continue to shine, positioning the nation as a frontrunner in green technology, digitalization, and research. Notably, Sweden ranks 2nd in the Global Innovation Index 2023, further solidifying its status as a global innovation leader. Lastly, Sweden's attractive business environment, marked by stability, transparency, and adherence to the rule of law, further bolsters its competitiveness, making it an appealing destination for entrepreneurship and investment. Download the report (only available in Swedish).
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Meet our Mentor and Program Hendrik Jan Guitink
Meet our Mentor for the Swedish Chamber and Young Professionals Mentorship Program Hendrik Jan Guitink! Hendrik Jan is the Managing Partner at AIMS International Netherlands B.V. and a senior professional in Executive Search and Leadership Consulting. With extensive experience as both a mentor and business coach, Hendrik Jan aims to empower young professionals by providing guidance on career development and fostering meaningful connections outside their direct circles. Are you an experienced business leader looking to make a lasting impact on the next generation of professionals, while also learning more about the way young professionals of today are thinking? Welcome to join Hendrik Jan and our esteemed cohort of mentors by signing up as a mentor in the Swedish Chamber and Young Professionals Mentorship Program 2024. We are also welcoming applications for mentees. The deadline is February 28, 2024. Read more and sign up .
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