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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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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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Welcome Einride!
The Swedish Chamber is proud to welcome the new member . Einride specializes in developing and manufacturing autonomous, electric transport vehicles, and focuses on revolutionizing the transportation industry by creating sustainable, driverless freight vehicles. Einride was also the recipient of the Swedish Chamber Entrepreneurship Award 2023. We look forward to having their innovative perspective in our network! Read more about Einride and the Swedish Chamber Entrepreneurship Award 2023 .
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Meet our Mentor Swati Narwal
Meet Swati Narwal, Mentor for the Swedish Chamber and Young Professionals Mentorship Program 2024! Swati has accumulated over 15 years of experience in IT, banking, and retail across multiple organizations and countries, including India, Sweden, and the Netherlands. She takes pride in her ability to pivot her career six times, constantly challenging herself and acquiring new skills both personally and professionally. For the past 10.5 years, Swati has been dedicated to IKEA, focusing on organizational design, effectiveness, and the development of work methodologies. Additionally, she serves as an internal trainer and facilitator for leadership development programs within IKEA. As an ICF-certified executive coach, Swati specializes in guiding senior leaders and their teams towards clarity and confidence in decision-making. Her passion for public speaking has led her to speak in various global forums and events on various topics. Previously, Swati also served as the Chairperson of the Young Professional Committee for the Swedish Chamber of Commerce for the Netherlands. Welcome to join Swati 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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Meet Lawrence Masle, Chair of the Branding & Marketing Committee
Meet the Chair of the Swedish Chamber Branding & Marketing Committee Lawrence Masle! 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. Find more information about the Swedish Chamber Committees . [video width="720" height="1280" mp4="https://swedishchamber.nl/wp-content/uploads/2024/02/BM-Committee-LM.mp4"][/video]  
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Currently ongoing: Business CLimate Survey 2024
Team Sweden in the Netherlands is currently collecting responses for the Business Climate Survey 2024. The survey identifies the opportunities and challenges Swedish-linked companies face in the Dutch market. Drawing insights from the Business Climate Survey 2023, the report revealed that the major challenges were:
  • Specialists and key personnel
  • Licences, permits and approvals
  • Labour Regulation
By examining the current challenges the Swedish-linked companies encounter, Team Sweden can ensure that we support companies in the best possible way. Want to participate by taking the survey over the phone instead? Contact hanna.bracknell@swedishchamber.nl. For a deeper dive into the findings from 2023, .
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Meet our Mentor Fatih Noyan
“Help Mentees to become their best selves, overcome challenges, and reach their goals by offering guidance, support and encouragement”. Meet Fatih Noyan, mentor for the Swedish Chamber and Young Professionals Mentorship Program 2024! Fatih Noyan serves as the Country Manager for Ericsson in the Netherlands, a global leader in the communications industry, pioneering innovation and connectivity across the world. His academic background includes a degree in Electrical & Electronics Engineering, coupled with a Master of Business Administration. Throughout his professional journey, Fatih has undertaken diverse leadership roles across Europe within Ericsson, navigating through various industry challenges and driving growth in a rapidly evolving industry. His participation in the mentorship program is driven by his strong desire to give back to society. He is motivated to share insights with aspiring young leaders, helping them to realize their full potential and strive for excellence. Are you a senior 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 Fatih by signing up as a mentor in the . The Program offers a rewarding exchange of experience and perspectives between mentors and mentees, where both parties learn from each other and gain beneficial value. Read more and sign up . We are also welcoming applications for mentees. The deadline is February 28, 2024.
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