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.
Joachim Rittfeldt Hofvenschiöld, Chairman, Co-Founder, Avata
Malin K. Petrocchi, Senior Compliance Manager, Prosus Group
Alexander Ljungström, Managing Director, Einar & Partners
Rebecca van Dorrestein, Swedish Desk Manager, Heussen
Ellen Olofsson, Master Student in Global Challenges for Sustainability, CHARM-EU University
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 Everth Flores, CEO, Ericsson Telecommunication B.V. 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 Luana Almeida, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Manager. Lynk & Co 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
Jan Terlouw, Directeur Saab Nederland, Voorzitter NIDV Platform Duurzaamheid, Milieu en Veiligheid Anne Korthals Altes, Manager Sustainability, Corporate Sustainability Vattenfall Helene Davidsson, Retail Concept Sustainability Manager, Inter IKEA Systems B.V. 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