Organisation

BOARD OF DIRECTORS 

The Board of Directors consist of representatives from the member companies within the Chamber and are elected at the Annual General Meeting.  Board members are appointed for a period of four years and can be reappointed for a second and final term of four years. The governing board elects from its midst a chairman, a vice-chairman and a treasurer. The Board appoints the Managing Director, who is responsible for the day-to-day operations and ensures continuous updates on issues of importance to the Chamber. Five committees have been established to support its work; the Executive, Finance, Nomination, Member and Tech Committees respectively. You can read more about our governance in the Articles of Association.

The Chamber is lead by Chairman Johan Uhlin, Managing Director/CEO Scania Production Nederland.  The Ambassador of Sweden, H.E. Mr. Johannes Oljelund Honorary Chairman of the Board.

Johan Uhlin

Position and company

Chairman
Scania Production Nederland B.V.

Nationality

Swedish

The Ambassador, H.E. Mr. Johannes Oljelund

Position and company

Honorary Chairman
The Embassy of Sweden in the Hague

Ruth de Jager

Position and company

Vice Chairwoman
Storytel

Nationality

Dutch

Bert Heikens

Position and company

Treasurer
AKD

Nationality

Dutch

Everth Flores

Position and company

Ericsson

Wilko Klaassen

Position and company

Klarna B.V.

Nationality

Dutch

Roland van Pooij

Position and company

Handelsbanken

Nationality

Dutch

Jan Sundelin

Position and company

TIE Kinetix

Nationality

Swedish

Herrik van der Gaag

Position and company

CEO
Volvo Cars Netherlands

Nationality

Dutch

Martijn Hagens

Position and company

CEO
Vattenfall Netherlands

Carola Hoekstra

Position and company

CEO
Strömma

Erik Thulin

Position and company

Trade Director North Sea, MD Stena Line BV.
Stena Line

Bernie van Leeuwen

Position and company

Managing Director
SKF Netherlands

Armanda Willems

Position and company

Country Manager
Lime Technologies

Eugene Grüter

Position and company

CEO
Sweco Nederland

Roderick Friend

Position and company

General Manager
Tetra Pak the Netherlands

Dick Bisschop

Position and company

Managing Director
Anticimex

Lawrence Masle

Position and company

CEO
Up There, Everywhere

Committees

The Board of the Swedish Chamber of Commerce is proud to introduce new Chamber Committees with the purpose to support the Chamber with the advancement of its activities in various fields such as Innovation/Tech, Diversity & Inclusion and Marketing & Branding.  The Committees are headed by a Board Member of the Swedish Chamber of Commerce and involves Members, experts and stakeholders from the relevant fields. More Committees tbc.

The Executive Committee

The Executive Committee outlines the work and decisions for the Board and supports the General Manager of the Chamber. The Chairman of the Chamber heads the Committee.

 

Johan Uhlin, Chairman, CEO Scania Production Nederland B.V.
Ruth de Jager, Vice Chairwoman, Country Manager, Storytel
Bert Heikens, Treasurer, AKD
Kerstin Gerlagh, General Manager, Swedish Chamber of Commerce

The Finance Committee

The Finance Committee oversees the financial administration of the Chamber, including the budget setting on behalf of the Board. The Committee recommends the financial accounts to the Executive Committee and the Board.

 

Bert Heikens, Treasurer, AKD
Kerstin Gerlagh, General Manager, Swedish Chamber of Commerce

The Nomination Committee

The Nomination Committee is responsible for the nomination of Board members, Committee members and functions within the Board.

 

Johan Uhlin, Chairman, CEO Scania Production Nederland B.V.
Kerstin Gerlagh, General Manager, Swedish Chamber of Commerce

The Patron and Member Committee

The Patron and Member Committee develops member strategies, including the acquisition of new members and new Patron Companies. The Committee also develops the membership offer for attracting and retaining member companies.

 

Bert Heikens, Treasurer, AKD
Wilko Klaassen, VP Business Development, Klarna B.V.
Kerstin Gerlagh, General Manager, Swedish Chamber of Commerce

The Young Professionals Committee

The Young Professionals (YP) Committee outlines the work and activities, as well as member acquisition and communication for the Young Professionals of the Chamber. It is a sub organization to the Chamber, that gathers Young Professionals with an interest for the Swedish-Dutch business community. The Chairman reports to the Chamber’s Board of Directors at the regular board meetings.

 

Swati Narwal, Chairperson, Organizational Design and Development, IKEA
Alexander Ljungström, Managing Director, Einar & Partners
Malin K. Petrocchi, EMEA Ethics & Compliance Manager, Nike
Joachim Rittfeldt Hofvenschiöld, Co-Founder, Avata
Ellen Olofsson, Swedish Chamber of  Commerce

Branding Committee

The Marketing and Branding Committee supports the Chamber with telling the Story about the Swedish Chamber of Commerce, who we are, what we do and why you should join the Swedish-Dutch Business network. The Committee supports the Swedish Chamber with its marketing and communication strategies build on the Swedish values and Swedish Brand name.

 

Charlotte Glassco, Public Affairs Leader, Inter IKEA Systems B.V.
Lawrence Masle, Chairman of the Committee, CEO, Up There, Everywhere  

Carolina de Klerk Nordholm, CEO, Nordholm Design & Communication
Remy Steijger, CEO and Founder, Captains
Jan Terlouw, Managing Director, Saab Group

Kerstin Gerlagh, General Manager, Swedish Chamber of Commerce
Rebecca van Dorrestein, Management Trainee, Swedish Chamber of Commerce

Innovation and Tech Committee

The Innovation and Tech Committee supports the Chamber with input on relevant topics connected to a changing (Technology) landscape and bringing together startups, scaleups, and multinationals to develop already existing tech programs as well as new events, round tables and innovation forums.

 

Everth Flores, CEO, Ericsson Telecommunication B.V.
Lex Keukens, Attorney at Law, TeekensKarsten
Jan Sundelin, Chairman of the Committee, CEO, Tie Kinetix

Armanda Willems, Country Manager, Lime Technologies

The Cash Committee

The Cash Committee audits the finances of the organization and are elected by the Swedish Chamber of Commerce members at the Annual General Meeting.

Peter Crafoord, Senior Advisor and Consultant Manager, Swedish Finance Advisory & Consulting
Roelof Gerritsen, Partner, ATLAS Tax Laywer

Diversity and Inclusion Committee

The Diversity and Inclusion Committee delivers support to the Swedish Chamber of Commerce Diversity and Inclusion Program including Female Leadership Empowerment.

 

 

Carola Hoekstra, Chairwoman of the Committee, CEO, Stromma
Bernie van Leeuwen, Managing Director, SKF Netherlands B.V.
Marjolein Mens, COO, Anticimex

Honorary Members

Swedish Chamber of Commerce in the Netherlands

Nils van Dijkman
Member of the Board: 2007  – 2015
Chairman: 2008 – 2015
Company: Heussen

 

Bert Gort

Member of the Board: 1980-2000

Company: Beran BV

 

Ben Hummel

Member of the Board: 1980-2000

Chairman: 1994-1996

Company: ABN AMRO Bank

 

Henk Lokin

Member of the Board: 2000-2008

Chairman: 2003-2008

Company: Nordlok Management

 

Gerard Perik

Member of the Board:

Company: Bofors

Patrons