Renée Lundholm was appointed President in November 2000 - the first female President in SACC New York's history. She joined the Chamber in 1984 as Director of Conferences & Seminars and was appointed Vice President in 1995. Renée has, in all three capacities, been instrumental in the Chamber's success, including developing many events and programs, such as the Executive Women’s Conference, the Mentor Program, the Entrepreneurs Club, the Green Summit and the latest edition Innovate46. She has also founded a number of prestigious awards, such as the Member of the Year Award and the Mentor Award. Before joining the Chamber she worked for the Swedish Trade Council in New York and Every Wear, Inc., a company she co-founded. Renée is a Fellow of the Foreign Policy Association, serves as Board Member of the European-American Chamber of Commerce, Member of the Green Committee of the Manhattan Chamber of Commerce and Board Member of the Swedish Chambers' International.
Fredrik Bergström holds a BSc in Business Administration from Boston University where he concentrated in International Business and Finance. As a part of his studies he spent eight months in London studying International Economics and working for a company specializing in international taxation and investment consulting for emerging markets and post-communist countries. In addition to his studies, Fredrik has been present during the startup phase of a Swedish family-controlled investment company with an entrepreneurial background and in-depth industrial and financial competence.
Olof Bruno has an extensive international background, including working as a Controller and CFO for Gadelius K.K. in Japan for 9 years. He has also worked as a Controller for WASA Insurance and as a Manager for American Express in Stockholm. Before joining the Chamber Olof was Treasurer for a non-profit organization in Darien, CT where he also lives. He holds a MSc from Stockholm School of Economics.
Mattias Bard started his career at Swedbanks marketing department where he executed various campaigns through partnerhships and press gatherings. At 3 (Hi3G Access) Mattias created and executed marketing initiatives and utilized both flagship and local stores for promotional events. Prior to joining the Chamber, Mattias worked at Samsung's Scandinavian Headquaters, leading and managing the sponsor partnerships with the Olympics in Sochi, amongst other general events and marketing duties. Mattias holds a BA in Marketing from Lunnaeus University in Vaxjo, Sweden
Ebba Long holds a BA in Communication with Honors from Napier University in Edinburgh, UK with a concentration in both Marketing and PR. Prior to joining the Chamber, Ebba has worked for renowned corporations such as Warner Bros as Online Strategist and Marketer, and Digital and Social Media Strategist for New York based digital agencies. She has also hosted several webinars and client workshops concerning digital marketing and the constant evolving marketing landscape.
Yasmina Backström holds a BA in Sociology from the Sorbonne University in Paris, France where she graduated among the top in her year. She has been part of promoting and planning several high-level events and conferences, with the aim of promoting Sweden abroad. She interned at the think tank Fores in Stockholm before joining the Swedish Chamber in Paris where she managed the Chamber’s press and communications during their Centennial year. Simultaneously to her work at SACC New York, Yasmina is currently pursuing a MA in Communication for Development.
Gabriella Andersson, the fifth recipient of the Uppsala University Scholarship, holds a B.Sc. in Business and Administration from Gothenburg School of Business, Economics and Law. While pursuing her undergraduate studies, Gabriella did a semster abroad at HEC Montreal. Most recently, she worked as a sustainability consultant with KPMG AB in Stockholm. During her scholarship year, she will also serve as the U.S. Alumni Representative & Secretary of the Board of Directors of Uppsala University Alumni Chapter in New York.
Sebastian Gransäter is the 11th recipient of the Bertil Edlund Scholarship and holds a B.Sc. in Business and Economics from Uppsala University. He has studied economics as an exhange student at the University of Western Australia. At Uppsala University, Sebastian was appointed Bloomberg Campus Ambassador, where he also was elected into the talent network for students, Nova 100. He is a competitive sailor and has made three Trans-Atlantic crossings.
Ilari Möller, the first recipient of the newly established Dangoor New York PR Scholarship, is a graduate from Uppsala University with a B.Sc. in Business Administration. As an undergraduate, Ilari spent a semester in Japan where he studied management finance, and the Asian economy at Nagoya University of Commerce & Business. He has also served as Vice President of the Swedish Young Shareholders' Association in Uppsala and has been an active member of the Uppsala Business & Economics Students Association (Uppsalaekonomerna), where he participated in several volunteer projects and case competitions.
Oct 6, 2016 | New York
The Swedish-American Chamber of Commerce in New York is proud to present the