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Svensk bokhandlardotter vädjar till USA

May 25, 2016 | 12:02 am EST

Kalender: Detta händer onsdag 25 maj

May 25, 2016 | 7:00 pm EST


Making it Possible

The Scholarship Program provides scholarships for promising Swedish students, supported by generous grants from the Swedish-American business community.

The Chamber is deeply appreciative of its donors' generosity. Without the scholars and your support, the Chamber would be unable to offer the full range of programs and services.

To learn more about contributing to the Scholarship Program, please contact Renée Lundholm.

  • Mikael Ahlström

    Mikael Ahlström is the Founding Partner at Procuritas, the first Nordic firm focusing on MBOs. Mr. Ahlström has over the last twenty-five years served as a Board Member in several Procuritas associated companies such as Swedish Match AB, Gunnebo AB, Ticket Travel Group AB, LIC Care AB, Bravida ASA and Lekolar AB. Mikael Ahlström is also Chairman and main owner of Byggmästare Anders J Ahlström Holding AB, a publicly listed socially focused residential real estate company, and he also serves on the board of Gram Equipment A/S. He is a member of INSEAD’s International Council, and he is appointed by the Swedish Government to serve as a Director of the Carl and Olga Milles Foundation. Prior to 1985 he was Managing Director of ESI Coal Inc., a US natural resource and energy company and worked at the Swedish-American Chamber of Commerce in New York. Mr. Ahlström holds an MBA from INSEAD, France and the equivalent of a BSc Econ from the University of Lund, Sweden. In 1985, he received the Dr. Marcus Wallenberg’s Scholarship for International Industrial Enterprises Studies. In 2009, in conjunction with INSEAD’s 50th Anniversary, Mr. Ahlström was named by INSEAD as one of the 50 alumni “who changed the world”. Mr. Ahlström is the Founder and Chairman of Charity Rating, an Association aiding donors to select charities. Mr. Ahlström and his former wife have also founded CHELHA, a foundation giving grants to individuals and organizations keen to foster democratic processes and studies.   

  • Bertil Edlund

    The Bertil Edlund Foundation was established by PwC to acknowledge Mr. Edlund’s contributions to the trade and industry in Sweden and internationally. Bertil Edlund is a retired Chairman of PwC, the leading professional services firm in Sweden, a position he held for 20 years. Mr. Edlund worked as a chartered accountant for the greater part of his working life and for many years he was the most engaged chartered accountant in the listed companies in Sweden. He has also been involved in the development of the profession and active in for example The Swedish Industry and Commerce Stock Exchange Committee and The Association for the Development of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles. Furthermore he held leading roles within the PwC firm on a global level and was World President in IFAC (The International Federation of Accountants). For questions regarding the Bertil Edlund Foundation please contact Bertil Edlund by phone at +46 701 47 35 17 or via e-mail: Or visit the website:

  • Uppsala University Sholarship

    Uppsala University Scholarship is available for students at Uppsala University. The scholarship will allow a young professional to work at the offices of SACC New York for a period of twelve months.

    The successful applicant will get the opportunity to gain considerable knowledge of the U.S. business environment and Swedish-American exchanges by working to promote and enhance trade, commerce, and other business relations between Sweden and the United States of America in all possible areas. The selected scholar will also be providing general support to the organization.

    This scholarship will also give the scholar an opportunity to represent American Friends of Uppsala University in New York, and to work with alumni outreach in the U.S.

  • Henry and Barbara Gooss

    Henry E. Gooss is a Senior Advisor at Investor Growth Capital, Inc. since December 1, 2008. Mr. Gooss served as the President at the firm since 2005. Mr. Gooss also served asthe Managing Director and Head of Investor Growth Capital at Investor AB and a member of the Management Group since he joined in 1998. Previously he was the Chief Investment Officer at Chase Manhattan Bank and its predecessors, since 1986. Mr. Gooss began his career at Brown Brothers Harriman & Co. Mr. Gooss also serves as Chairman of the William T. Grant Foundation, Treasurer of Goodwill Industries, and as a Director of the Swedish-American Chamber of Commerce where he served as Chairman 2001-2005 and 2010-2012. Mr. Gooss holds an M.B.A. in Investments from the New York University and graduated in Economics from Rutgers University.

  • Haakan B. Anderson Guldkula

    Mr. Anderson Guldkula was rewarded the Anders Wall's Foundation Scholarship for entrepreneurship in 1985, spending a year at the Swedish-American Chamber of Commerce in New York.

    He then progressed to Wall Street and later to the London and from there he moved on to become an entrepreneur and investor in a variety of fields.

    Mr. Anderson Guldkula is the founder of Guldkula Champagne and a food safety company, TracTechnology, using intellectual property and state of the art technique to create a global system in the food industry to secure healthy food, especially in developing countries.

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