The Young Professionals Committee

Chairman of Young Professionals

Rens Ramakers

Position and company

Credit Analyst
Handelsbanken

Nationality

Dutch

A word from the Chairman

As the new Chairman, it is an honor to me to have the opportunity to be part of such a broad and inspiring professional network. It is great to experience and share the Swedish culture among so many talented and ambitious young professionals. I am very pleased to meet you all at our ongoing and upcoming events. It is a great opportunity to make new friends, enhance your network or just have fun in a social and inspiring environment. Hope to see you soon!

Young Professionals Committee Member

Marta Radinovic Lukic

Position and company

Compliance Advisor and IT Trainee
Rabobank

Nationality

Swedish

Hobbies

I very much enjoy running during every season of the year, partly because running in the rain makes you feel like Rocky Balboa. I also have a lot of love for basketball. And of course, for good friends and good food.

Why YP?

Because attending the YP 10-years anniversary in 2017 inspired me to be among these amazing people and network, and to myself contribute to the development of this community. It’s also a perfect place for the Dutch-Swedish culture- and value exchange.

What would you like to achieve with YP?

I would like to help the growth of both the Young Professionals’ and my own personal network, both in size and in diversity. I would like to do this by organizing events in which the fields of business, society and technology are brought together and discussed in one place.

Why should you join?

Why not? It is the perfect place to feel inspired and develop with fellow young professionals, while simultaneously enjoying the Swedish culture in the heart of the Netherlands. 

Young Professionals Committee Member

Sophie Hansson

Position and company

Social Media Manager
DGTL Festival

Nationality

Swedish

Hobbies

When I am not busy making suit combinations or learning about fabrics I devote my time in testing every pastry possible among Amsterdams many cafes. Traveling and exploring new cultures is my passion and I love to spend time with my friends and eat good food.

Why YP?

YP felt like the obvious choice for me as a new expat in the Netherlands to access a big network and be able to attend a lot of social and business orientated events.

What would you like to achieve with YP?

I would like to enhance the brand awareness amongst young professionals in the Netherlands by planning and organizing many successful events during the whole the year. I hope YP will be as obvious for other YPs as it was for me to join! As an employee of a large Swedish bank who us building their operations in the Netherlands, I am pleased to participate in a business network among Swedish individuals and corporate clients. It is a great opportunity to take part in an inspiring network with among professionals with a Swedish link.

 

Why should your colleagues and friends join YP?

This is the perfect way to meet a lot of interesting people to add to your professional network. Joining YP gives you access to many network opportunities but also many social orientated events like Midsummer, Lucia and the crayfish party. It is the perfect platform for someone new in the Netherlands or at the beginning of their carrier to connect with people in the same position.

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

Melina Bendelin

Position and company

Business Development Representative Nordics
Usabilla

Nationality

Swedish

New Committee Member since September 2018

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