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The 150-year-old-man-rule is broken when Carina Åkerström takes over as Handelsbanken’s fourth CEO since, 2015.
At the Annual General Meeting of Grand Hôtel's Winter Garden on March 27, 56-year-old Carina Åkerström takes over after Anders Bouvin and becomes Handelsbanken's first female CEO. Chairman Pär Boman puts strong faith in her ability to solve tasks "not only a little better but also a little faster" than what you have expected. So how did she go all the way to the top from having, after a law degree at Lund University and language studies at the Sorbonne in Paris, mostly moved home to Kalmar and started working extra at Handelsbanken in 1986?   Source: VA.se
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Visit by member Lars de Vries, BOM.
The Swedish Chamber was very pleased to welcome member Lars de Vries, BOM to our office to discuss The Swedish Business in Brabant program 2019 this fall.  
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Swedish Prime Minister Visits the Netherlands!
On 20 - 21 March, Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Löfven will travel to the Netherlands. In The Hague, the Prime Minister will meet the Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte, to discuss current EU issues and bilateral cooperation. The Prime Minister will also visit Europol, the European Union's law enforcement agency.   Photo: Kristian Pohl/Regeringskansliet
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7 March, Opening night – Swedish Dad’s Exhibition With Photographer Johan Bävman
The Embassy of Sweden, the Swedish Chamber of Commerce, the Swedish Institute and Epicenter Amsterdam were proud to invite members and relations to the opening of the photo exhibition Swedish Dads in the presence of the Ambassador of Sweden H.E Annika Markovic. It was an interactive evening with personal and inspiring talks by Johan Bävman, Marius van Regteren and Björn Atterstam about why dads matter, why equality is a good idea and how it changes society and relationships for the better. The Swedish Chamber of Commerce would like to thank our partners and all participants for making this event into a great success.
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Newsletter No. 04 | March 2019 out now, click here to read!
 
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Welcome to read NRC’s interview with Swedish Foreign Minister Margot Wallström
Welcome to read NRC's interview with Swedish Foreign Minister Margot Wallström visiting the Netherlands on March 7 talking about the Swedish Feministrisch foreign policy and Swedish Dad's exhibition (interview in English).  
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Swedish Chamber Member SWECO CEO Asa Bergman is voted the most powerful woman in Busiess 2019 according to Veckans Affarer.
The most powerful woman in business 2019 focuses on urbanization, digitization, globalization and the environment. Åsa Bergman is the long-hauler who became CEO of Europe's largest engineering consultancy company Sweco with 15,000 employees in 70 countries and who is now leading the work of building the society of the future.   "Right now we have about 27,000 different construction or infrastructure projects going on somewhere around Sweden," says Åsa Bergman.   In their house on Gjörwellsgatan, more than 2,000 employees work and Sweco is Europe's by far the largest architectural and engineering consultant with over 15,000 employees spread across Europe. In 2017, the company had sales of close to SEK 17 billion and reported a profit after tax of SEK 1.2 billion. Measured in figures, it was the company's fourth-best year on the rake and in the same period, Sweco also doubled its turnover.  
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Welcome new member A Mountain Higher
The Swedish Chamber of Commerce is very pleased to welcome A Mountain Higher as a new member of the Swedish Chamber of Commerce! Contact person: Mr. Hans Gunnarsson. and looking forward to welcome you to our upcoming events.
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