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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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Welcome Einride!
The Swedish Chamber is proud to welcome the new member . Einride designs, develops, and deploys freight mobility technologies to accelerate the transition to sustainable transportation. Einride's platform encompasses connected electric heavy-duty vehicles, charging infrastructure, and an intelligent freight operating system. Since its founding in 2016, Einride has pioneered the use of electric vehicles and continues to lead the charge in sustainable freight solutions. Today, Einride operates one of the largest fleets of heavy-duty electric trucks, servicing Global Fortune 500 companies across eight markets." 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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Meet our mentor Nils van Dijkman
Meet Nils van Dijkman, mentor for the Mentorship Program 2024! Nils is a partner in the employment law practice at the Swedish Chamber Patron member . He advises on various employment law matters, with a particular emphasis on reorganisations, employment law aspects of mergers and acquisitions, industrial relations, cross-border employment and employee participation issues (works councils). He advises both Dutch and international companies, as well as their executives. Recent work
  • Reorganising of one of the largest beer breweries in the Netherlands, including negotiations with the works council and trade unions on a social plan and related procedures, including the company collective labour agreement negotiations with the unions;
  • Reorganising the Dutch production facility of a listed Japanese multinational in the metal industry, including negotiations with the works council and trade unions and related procedures;
  • Reorganising headquarters and factories of one of the largest international companies in the Food Sector, including negotiations with the works council and the trade unions regarding a social plan;
  • Negotiating and reaching a collective bargaining agreement with the relevant trade unions;
  • Reorganising a leading chain in the Fashion Industry, including collective dismissal and related litigation.
  Specifics Nils has been appointed as Honorary Consul General for Sweden in Amsterdam and the surrounding area as of June 2020. Previously, Nils has been Chairman of the Swedish Chamber of Commerce for the Netherlands (2007-2015) and has been awarded the title of Honorary Member. The Legal500 describes Nils as "flexible, down-to-earth and result-driven". Nils is member of VAAN (Dutch employment lawyers association), EELA (European Employment Lawyers Association) and the IBA (International Bar Association). Nils is fluent in Dutch, English and Swedish (native). He heads HEUSSEN’s Sweden Desk. Welcome to join Nils 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 .
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Upcoming Events
Welcome to upcoming events at the Swedish Chamber! Expect great networking opportunities, inspiring meetings, and informative discussions. Which event are you most excited about?
  • Join the Swedish Chamber Young Professionals for an evening of fun and networking at our upcoming Boules evening in Amsterdam.
  • The French Chamber of Commerce extends an exclusive invitation to Swedish Chamber members to their annual , with keynote speaker HRH Princess Laurentien of The Netherlands.
  • The Swedish Chamber and Young Professionals kicks off on March 7. The application for the Mentorship Program is open for a few more days, link in bio.
  • This year’s first Diversity & Inclusion Breakfast will take place on , 2024, hosted by the Swedish Chamber Patron Member Sweco Nederland, featuring Houda Zaït, Partnership Manager at Refugee Talent Hub!
See all of our upcoming events !
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