The Young Professionals Committee

Chairman of Young Professionals

Oliver Karlsson

Position and company

Sales Development
Rubrik

Nationality

Swedish

Hobbies?

One of my favorite things is to run, currently training for another half marathon with my little brother. When I am not running I spent my spare time reading, much about fintech, blockchain, recent IT developments and also much about politics. The rest of my time is spent on the non-governmental organization that I started back in 2018.

What would you like to achieve with YP?

As a member of the Young Professionals Committee, I hope to develop my time, effort & knowledge with the community. Additionally, as a former intern of the Swedish Chamber of Commerce and a member of the Young Professionals, I hope to be part of the Committee to help with a continued presence at events and further development of bringing value to our members. I would like to continue my contributions towards the development of this valuable network that I have been lucky enough to be a part of. Therefore, the driving force is to be able to continue my participation through the Young Professionals Committee.

Why should you join YP?

The Young Professionals network is a fantastic place to meet other people where we can learn from each other and grow together, giving us a significant leap into our professional development here in the Netherlands. Since my first interaction with the Young Professionals of the Swedish Chamber of Commerce, I have gained valuable contacts and friendships where we have learned from each other professionally and personally.

Why YP?

The very first YP event I attended was an Entrepreneurs Café about Blockchain technology. It sparked the very first idea for the non-governmental organization that I later started. The Young Professionals of the Swedish Chamber is a fantastic network for personal development as well as meeting new people, with whom you can share ideas and develop together.

Young Professionals Committee Member

Charlotta Björk

Position and company

Account Manager
Oracle

Nationality

Finnish

Hobbies

I love playing with my cat Biertje. Biertje is currently learning to give high-five and to jump through hoops. The good things in life for me and my fiancé Gillis are learning, travelling, and long dinners with friends.

What would you like to achieve with YP?

Create a small piece of home away from home for our community. I hope to continue YP:s traditional events and create new ones. I also hope that I can inspire more people to join YP.

Why should you join the YP?

Get inspired, have fun and get to know wonderful people. YP organizes a wide range of events ranging from traditional Lucia celebrations to a mentorship program. There is something for everyone!

Why YP?

My first YP event was the midsummer party. It was an incredibly fun night, and I met many of the friends I have today in Amsterdam. I hope to be able to give others the same warm welcome that I got when I moved to Amsterdam. Moving to a new country and city can be challenging, but having friends and a network in your new hometown makes it a lot easier.

Young Professionals Committee Member

Sanne Creusen

Nationality

Dutch

Committee Member since July 2019
Hobbies

In my freetime, I love to roam through Amsterdam and explore its countless restaurant and cafés. I’m passionate about gastronomy and keep lists of my favorite places in town, so if you need any advice, let me know! Even after seven years of living in this city, I still find great hidden gems. Also, even though it’s not a fantastic hobby to practice in Amsterdam, I am a huge fan of diving – I find the underwater world fascinating.

What would you like to achieve with YP?

With the YP Committee, I am looking forward to organizing events that provide the opportunity for young professionals to mingle and bond. It is our responsibility to organize events that ‘stick’, so that visitors spread the word amongst their friends & colleagues. In this way, we can expand and strengthen the network.

Why should you join the YP?

The YP network provides the ideal environment to get to know a diverse group of people with a common interest in Sweden. For me, the YP events bring back memories from the year that I was living in Sweden.

Young Professionals Committee Member

Melina Bendelin

Position and company

Business Development Representative Nordics
Usabilla

Nationality

Swedish

What would you like to achieve with YP?

I want to help develop and grow both the Young Professionals’ community as well as my own professional network, and contribute to conversation and exchange of values, traditions and ideas between The Netherlands and Sweden.

Young Professionals Committee Member

Lovisa Nimvik Stern

Position and company

Corporate Development Analyst
CBRE Investment Management

Nationality

Swedish

Hobbies?

In my free-time I like to exercise, for example climbing. I also enjoy spending time outside, especially in the forest. There I like to hike or do orienteering.

What would you like to achieve with YP?

– I would like to get to know new people, and work together with the rest of the YP committee and the Swedish Chamber to come up with new and interesting events for the YP members.

Why should you join YP?

It’s a great opportunity to meet new people and to connect with young professionals from other companies and industries. The YP provides a setting where you can connect socially and at the same time create professional networks.

YP Liaison

Swati Narwal

Position and company

Organisational Development Specialist
Ingka Services BV

Nationality

Swedish

Hobbies?

Bollywood dancing,
Indian fusion cooking,
Travelling
Organising events – Brunch, lunch, social, business..etc

What would you like to achieve with YP?

I would like to increase the outreach of YP network to include more young professionals in this program via cross collaborations with other businesses and networks across the Netherlands and Sweden. Also would like to organise social and business events, webinars, interviews etc with inspiring people from across the globe using my network.

Why should you join YP?

I have been born and brought up in a diverse country such as India and have always interacted and worked with people with different thoughts, beliefs & cultures across the world. Also having lived in Sweden for the last 8.5 years and now in the Netherlands, I believe I have a lot that I can share and contribute to the YP team with the experiences and learnings as a young professional that I gathered over the last 15 years of my working career. I have changed careers during this time, have acquired skills and competence as and when needed and have been quite proactive in choosing the direction I want for my future while being flexible to take on the opportunities presented on the way. On this journey, I also realised that a lot of young people are looking for some inspiration and some experiences from others and I would gladly like to be a part of that.

Why YP?

YP is a great opportunity to connect with other young professionals whilst also celebrating Swedish traditions and culture with them. It helps tremendously in both personal and professional life to have a supportive network of people and learn from each other. And the fun, social events along with great business events and webinars is a great addition to personal and professional networking and development.

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