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Meet our Mentor Charlotte Glassco
Meet Charlotte Glassco, our Mentor for the Swedish Chamber and Young Professionals Mentorship Program 2024! Charlotte has been working in the public affairs sector for nearly ten years. She started her career in Brussels, at the heart of EU policymaking where she worked across various policy areas including sustainability, human rights, consumer affairs and trade. Today, Charlotte is leading the global public affairs team at Inter IKEA Group, to support its mission to create a better everyday life for many people. Charlotte is passionate about many aspects of her work today, including advocating on important topics, influencing regulatory affairs and engaging in public dialogue with stakeholders. Ultimately, she believes in the power of public affairs and communications to create positive change in society. As a born and raised Canadian, Charlotte has worked in several EU countries, learning how to stand out in an international crowd and persevere through the challenges of being a foreign national. Something that continues to serve her well in work and life. In addition, Charlotte serves as a member of the . Read more about the Mentorship Program 2024 on our website.
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Meet our Mentor Erid De Munck
Meet Eric de Munck, mentor for the Swedish Chamber and Young Professionals Mentorship Program 2024! Eric de Munck is an experienced entrepreneur in the healthcare sector with expertise in international business, particularly in Russia, India, Turkey, and Europe. As the owner of Vahlkamp International B.V. and EDM Holding, he demonstrates strong leadership and a keen focus on innovation. With a background in military education and a career spanning various sectors, including IT and healthcare systems, Eric is dedicated to driving growth and fostering international partnerships. He is also deeply engaged in societal and philosophical discussions, contributing actively to organizations such as the Royal Industrial Great Club and the Atlantic Commission. Passionate about sustainability and holistic well-being, Eric balances his professional endeavours with interests in psychology, philosophy, people and society. Welcome to join Eric 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 apply .
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Meet our Mentor Björn Atterstam
Meet Björn Atterstam, Mentor for the Swedish Chamber and Young Professionals Mentorship Program 2024! Björn Atterstam is an educator, facilitator, and leadership expert. His work explores the human condition in the modern world - how we live, lead, and develop in an increasingly complex, uncertain, and interconnected world. He partners with well-known organizations to help challenge their thinking, evolve their assumptions, and improve when and where it matters. Björn has held senior leadership positions with international management consultancies and corporations. Over the last thirty years, he has advised or trained thousands of leaders worldwide. In his last corporate role in London, he was responsible for developing talent, leadership, and culture at Prudential Plc, a highly regarded financial services group. Björn is also a researcher and faculty member at Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University. He is responsible for the Personal Leadership Development (PLD) course for full-time and executive MBA students. His research interests reside in the intersection of psychological functioning and organizational performance. Welcome to join Björnand 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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Meet Susan Peters, speaker for the Diversity & Inclusion Breakfast
We are proud to present Suzan Peters, HR Business Partner at Sweco Nederland, as a speaker for the Diversity & Inclusion breakfast on March 27, hosted by Swedish Chamber Patron Member Sweco Nederland. Suzan is driven to deliver on Sweco’s employer value proposition ‘Empowered people, transforming society together’. She’s focused on ensuring people can be at their best at Sweco and what is needed to stimulate and facilitate employees' personal and professional development. Within Sweco she drives ethnic cultural diversity and is project leader for the partnership with the Refugee Talent Hub. Suzan has been professionally active in the HR domain for nearly 30 years. Mainly as an HR consultant in profit organisations, for 17 years within the engineering consultancy industry. to gain valuable insights on cultivating inclusive workplaces and championing social responsibility.
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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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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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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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