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 Tuesday Club, the Executive Women’s Conference, the Young Professionals, the Mentor Program, and Entrepreneurs Club. 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.
Alexandra Ivancevic holds a BSc in Business Administration from USC Marshall School of Business with a concentration in Marketing. During her time at USC she held positions as Director of Marketing for the Marshall Career Development Association and VP of Marketing for the Entrepreneur Club. Prior to joining the Chamber, Alexandra worked for the renowned public relations, marketing and special events firm Harrison & Shriftman, and was also closely involved in the digital world, jumpstarting the social media footprint of MYWEDSTYLE.COM.
Jennie Purushothaman is the Project Manager for SACC New York’s annual Executive Women’s Conference. She started at the Chamber in 2005 as the Manager of Membership and Events. Prior to joining SACC New York, Jennie was the Banquet Manager at the renowned restaurant Aquavit in New York.
Karin Lind is the fourth recipient of the Uppsala University Scholarship, which was established in 2011. She holds a BA in Media and Communication studies from Stockholm University, and is studying towards her Masters of Arts degree at Uppsala University, where she is specializing in Management, Communication and IT. Between obtaining her BA and starting her Master’s, she spent a year as an exchange student at University of Rochester in Upstate New York. During her undergraduate studies, Karin served two separate terms on her student organization’s election committee, and was responsible for the planning, marketing and execution of the election process. She is proficient in Internet publishing and web design.
William Jilltoft is the 10th recipient of the Bertil Edlund Scholarship. William holds a BSc in Real Estate and Finance from the Royal Institute of Technology, where he is currently pursuing a Masters of Science degree. Last year, he did PR and marketing for Lava 2014, an annual career fair held in Stockholm, which involved coordinating more than 170 student volunteers. He also founded Tromsfjord Fisk, which imports fresh fish from Norway. William served in the military from 2009 to 2010, and quickly climbed the ranks to squadron leader, earning the Soldier of the Year award.