The Swedish Chamber of Commerce Committees strengthens the business network and makes sure the Chamber is future-proof and fit for purpose.


The Swedish Chamber of Commerce is proud to present its Doughnut strategy by presenting the Swedish Chamber Committees. With this strategy, the Chamber aims to future-proofing the Swedish Chamber by empowering its purpose and targets and making sure its governance and structure is fit for purpose. The Swedish Chamber Committees is a confirmation of the diversity and strength of the Swedish – Dutch business community. The committee members are prominent and engaged business professionals representing a variety of sectors complementing the already strong composition of the board.


With the Committees, the Chamber aims to increase the involvement of its members and to make use of the shared intellectual intelligence of its member companies. By inviting member companies to join the various committees, it enables member companies to be involved in the work of featuring the Chamber’s focus areas and to team up with likeminded members in our community for a common purpose. Moreover, it creates a broader ecosystem that delivers more commitment. The Committees will help the Chamber to become stronger on our focus areas together, which correlates with our aim to offer member value for all members. It will also give broad access to experts within the different focus areas of the Chamber and short lines to expert speakers.

The Swedish Chamber’s Committee Doughnut Strategy is intended solely for viewing purposes and may not used for commercial activities. 

The Executive Committee

The Executive Committee outlines the work and decisions for the Board and supports the General Manager of the Chamber. The Chairman of the Chamber heads the Committee.


Johan Uhlin, Chairman, CEO Scania Production Nederland B.V.
Ruth de Jager, Vice Chairwoman, Vice President Global Content Development, Storytel
Bert Heikens, Treasurer, AKD
Kerstin Gerlagh, General Manager, Swedish Chamber of Commerce

The Constitutional Committee


Bert Heikens, AKD
Nils van Dijkman, Partner HEUSSEN Attorneys and Civil Law Notaries
Kerstin Gerlagh, Swedish Chamber of Commerce 

The Finance Committee

The Finance Committee oversees the financial administration of the Chamber, including the budget setting on behalf of the Board. The Committee recommends the financial accounts to the Executive Committee and the Board.


Bert Heikens, Treasurer, AKD
Marie Adelhag, Financial Account Manager, Accountant, Adefico
Kerstin Gerlagh, General Manager, Swedish Chamber of Commerce

The Nomination Committee

The Nomination Committee is responsible for the nomination of Board members, Committee members and functions within the Board.


Johan Uhlin, Chairman, CEO Scania Production Nederland B.V.

Ruth de Jager, VP Global Content Development Storytel, Storytel

Kerstin Gerlagh, General Manager, Swedish Chamber of Commerce

The Patron and Member Committee

The Patron and Member Committee develops member strategies, including the acquisition of new members and new Patron Companies. The Committee also develops the membership offer for attracting and retaining member companies.


Bert Heikens, Treasurer, AKD
Wilko Klaassen, VP Business Development, Klarna B.V.
Kerstin Gerlagh, General Manager, Swedish Chamber of Commerce

The Young Professionals Committee

The Young Professionals (YP) Committee outlines the work and activities, as well as member acquisition and communication for the Young Professionals of the Chamber. It is a sub-organization to the Chamber, that gathers Young Professionals with an interest for the Swedish-Dutch business community. The Chairman reports to the Chamber’s Board of Directors at the regular board meetings.


Alexander Ljungström, Chairperson, Managing Director, Einar & Partners

Rebecca van Dorrestein, Swedish Desk Manager, Heussen

Branding and Marketing Committee

The Branding and Marketing Committee supports the Chamber with a branding framework for the Swedish Chamber of Commerce — who we are, what we do, and why companies should join this Swedish-Dutch business network. The committee further supports the Swedish Chamber with its marketing and communication strategies, building on the chamber’s values and the Swedish brand name.


Lawrence Masle, Chairman of the Committee, CEO, UP THERE, EVERYWHERE
Charlotte Glassco, Public Affairs Leader, Inter IKEA Systems B.V.
Carolina de Klerk Nordholm, CEO, Nordholm Design & Communication
Remy Steijger, Founder and Commercial Director, Captains
Herrik van der Gaag, Managing Director Volvo Cars Germany & Managing Director Volvo Cars Netherlands
Kerstin Gerlagh, General Manager, Swedish Chamber of Commerce

Innovation and Tech Committee

The Innovation and Tech Committee assists the Chamber with insights into emerging technologies, working towards enhancing current tech initiatives and introducing new events, round tables, and innovation programs for startups, scaleups, investors, and multinational corporations. Sweden and the Netherlands both share a thriving innovation and technology culture. By leveraging our shared strengths, we can promote collaboration, exchange knowledge, and foster the development of innovative technologies that contribute to a sustainable future.


Jan Sundelin, Chairman of the Committee, Member Of The Supervisory Board, Partinc Capital
Armanda Willems, Country Manager, Lime Technologies
Lex Keukens, Attorney at Law, TeekensKarsten
Kerstin Gerlagh, General Manager, Swedish Chamber of Commerce

Diversity and Inclusion Committee

The Diversity and Inclusion Committee delivers support to the Swedish Chamber of Commerce Diversity and Inclusion Program including Female Leadership Empowerment.


Carola Hoekstra, CEO Strömma, Chairwoman of the Committee
Yves Nys, Global Well-Being, Diversity & Inclusion Mgr SKF
Nils van Dijkman, advocaat / partner Heussen, Honorary Consul General of Sweden in Amsterdam
Harm Jan Lindaart, Manager Reward Consulting, Montae & Partners
Kerstin Gerlagh, General Manager Swedish Chamber of Commerce



Sustainability Committee


Jan Terlouw, Directeur Saab Nederland, Voorzitter NIDV Platform Duurzaamheid, Milieu en Veiligheid

Anne Korthals Altes, Manager Sustainability, Corporate Sustainability Vattenfall

Pär Stenmark, Chief Sustainability Officer, Inter IKEA Group

Ashkan Danaei, Key Account Director at Tetra Pak

Kerstin Gerlagh, General Manager, Swedish Chamber of Commerce

The Cash Committee

The Cash Committee audits the finances of the organization and are elected by the Swedish Chamber of Commerce members at the Annual General Meeting.

Peter Crafoord, Senior Advisor and Consultant Manager, Swedish Finance Advisory & Consulting
Roelof Gerritsen, Partner, ATLAS Tax Laywer