We are very sorry to pass on the very sad news that has reached us that our former Board Member Evert Halvarsson has passed away last week after a long time of sickness. Mr. Halvarsson has been a very valued member and colleague of the Swedish Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors from 2012-2015.
His relation to the Swedish Chamber however, started already in his time as General Manager Scania Production in Zwolle where he invited the members of the Chamber more than once for inspiring company presentations and factory tours. Many members will remember the special visit to Zwolle when they were invited to a very spectacular tour at the test circuit in the Scania trucks. Later, in his capacity as General Manager Scania Nederland in Breda Evert Halvarsson very generously hosted a Swedish Business in Brabant event with very interesting speakers and inspiring presentations. Scania Nederland B.V was awarded winner of the Swedish Chamber Export Prize in 2013 which was handed over to Evert Halvarsson and his colleagues at Apollo Windham hotel in Amsterdam by the Ambassador to Sweden in that time, Mr. Håkan Emsgård. The Swedish Chamber of Commerce is expressing our warm condolences to his wife and children, family, friends and colleagues.