The Swedish Chamber of Commerce Mentorship Program 2020 – 2021

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The Swedish Chamber of Commerce Mentorship Program has in the past years become a well-liked and well-evaluated, recurring item on the annual agenda of the Swedish Chamber of Commerce.

Wilma Buis, former Managing Director of Mercuri Urval, has lead this program with her expertise and enthusiasm, which made it what it is to date. Thanks a lot, Wilma.

This year Kerstin Gerlagh, General Manager of the Swedish Chamber of Commerce in the Netherlands, has asked me to take on the role of facilitating this program.

Having been a Mentor within this program for the past 2 years and being a professional business coach and trainer, I am very excited to take on the challenge. As Mentor, I have had the privilege to partner with 2 very bright and ambitious young professionals. I think I can say that both the mentees and I learned a lot from each other.

Please let me introduce myself and my organisation briefly:

My name is Hendrik Jan Guitink, I am the Managing Partner of AIMS International Netherlands B.V., member of AIMS International, a global leader in Executive Search and Leadership Consulting with offices in over 50 countries. We Find&Grow Your Leaders. Within our Talent Management Practice, coaching and mentoring are two aspects that we specialize in as part of Leadership Development Programs or for individual cases.

I am married to a Swedish beauty and also have a very strong business relationship with our AIMS partner in Sweden, delivering our services to our mutual clients.  Hence the membership of the Swedish Chamber of Commerce.

The ambition for the Mentorship Program is to give young professionals the opportunity to connect with a senior business executive outside of his or her direct environment. Giving the participants access to guidance in issues concerning their future career.

As a group we will work on specific topics such as culture and building trusted relationships and we will invite subject matter experts to come and talk to us. The Mentees and Mentors will also spend time together on subjects of their own choice.

We are looking forward to start the new program in October.


Kind regards,

Hendrik Jan Guitink

AIMS International-Netherlands B.V.

+31 499 209 205
+31 624 86 63 95

Ekkersrijt 4607
5692 DR Son en Breugel