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 Chairman position is currently a vacancy and the Chamber is lead by vice 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

Vice 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

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

Ruth de Jager

Position and company

Country Manager
Storytel

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 Kusse-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 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
Bert Heikens
Kerstin Gerlagh

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
Kerstin Gerlagh

The Nomination Committee

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

 

Johan Uhlin
Kerstin Gerlagh

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
Wilko Klaassen
Kerstin Gerlagh

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.

 

Oliver Karlsson
Charlotta Björk

Lovisa Nimvik Stern
Melina Bendelin

Swati Narwal, YP Liaison

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