The Young Professionals Committee

Chairman of the Swedish Chamber Young Professionals Committee

Alexander Ljungström

Position and company

Managing Director
Einar & Partners




Cooking is probably my biggest passion and therapy in life! I’m also a walker, I love taking walks no-matter the weather and mood. It lifts the spirit!

What would you like to achieve with Young Professionals?

As a founder of a company, I would like to develop a supporting network for other entrepreneurs in YP. Getting to know the bureaucracy in The Netherlands is not an easy thing and taking the step of starting your own is a bold move. As a YP committee member, I’d like to share my direct experiences and knowledge in this field. Additionally, I’d like to work on the content strategy of YP to attract talented and driven individuals. The Netherlands and Sweden has a long-standing history of trade, and it starts with the younger generation. Being visible in the right places is key.

Why should you join the Young Professionals?

YP is a great place to create both professional and personal relations that makes a difference. Everyone in YP is in one way or another related to Sweden and happen to live or be involved in The Netherlands. It’s a niche, which makes it more important to find like-minded people in that niche. And the fun events and smiles, of course!

Why Young Professionals?

Network & fun. I think everybody in YP has an inner curiosity about the world, cultures & career. Combining that with upholding Swedish traditions and organizing events is fantastic.

Young Professional Committee Member

Rebecca van Dorrestein

Position and company

Swedish Desk Manager



What do you find valuable about being a part of the Young Professionals committee?

I am honored to become part the YP Committee and look forward to our upcoming collaboration with great excitement. Being a Committee Member is valuable in many regards. Not only does it allow for the opportunity of bringing this Networking Powerhouse forward together with the help of the Swe-Cham Team, but it also creates space for the committee members to contribute with their skills and learn from each other.

What would you like to achieve with Young Professional?

My main goal as a Committee Member is to help and support the Young Professionals in its growth. This community has long been a stepping stone for young, aspiring professionals, like myself, ready to embark on their professional journeys. I would like to see more people be given the opportunity to:

  • Forge valuable relationships that can lead to new career opportunities, collaborations, partnerships, and friendships.
  • Participate in events, workshops, seminars, and training sessions to enhance and develop their skills when it comes to problem-solving, leadership, and communication.
  • Further highlight the Chamber’s focus areas; Sustainability, Diversity and Inclusion and Innovation so that the Young Professionals continue to address critical issues, making a positive impact on society and contributing to meaningful change.
Why should you join the Young Professionals?

The Young Professionals of the Swedish Chamber of Commerce is a great platform for those looking to connect with like-minded professionals within the Swedish-Dutch business network. Being a member grants you a unique opportunity to benefit from industry insights and cutting-edge research during our many events, which can give you a competitive edge in your career. As a member, you are also given mentorship opportunities, community engagement, long-lasting friendships, and an opportunity for personal growth.


Whether you have been located in the Netherlands for many years or have only just arrived, YP is the best way to create new and lasting relationships within the Swedish-Dutch Network!


My favorite thing to do in my free time is to sing. Apart from that, I love to be out in nature (like most other Swedes) or play any kind of sport, preferably badminton, padel, volleyball, or golf. I am also very interested in Interior Design.

Why Young Professionals?

I would recommend anyone to join the Young Professionals as it is the perfect way to kick-start your career and international network. Don’t miss out on this incredible journey of networking, learning and personal growth!