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SACC New York Scholarship Recipients

  • Claës af Burén Henry and Barbara Gooss Scholarship 2014

    Claës af Burén is the first scholar to receive the Henry and Barbara Gooss Scholarship, which was created last year. Claes holds an MSE in Industrial Engineering and Management from the Royal Institute of Technology, where he wrote a thesis for the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences. He also holds a BSc in Business and Economics from the Stockholm School of Economics. During his studies, Claes was involved in organizing prestigious events. Most recently, in 2013, he was the Ceremony Usher for the Nobel Prize festivities. He is the owner of a sustainable agriculture company, which he founded in 2008.

  • Ulrika Berg Uppsala University Scholar 2014

    Ulrika Berg is the third recipient of the Uppsala University Scholarship, which was established in 2011. She holds a BSc in Business Economics from Uppsala University and spent two years studying public relations at Long Island University in Brookville, NY. As a member of one of Uppsala University’s student associations, Uppsalaekonomerna, Ulrika served as the Head of Events and Communications on a variety of projects. She has experiences from working with communications at the PR agency Cohn & Wolfe and with marketing at Vattenfall, one of Europe’s leading energy companies.

  • Oscar Thomasson Bertil Edlund Scholar 2013

    Oscar Thomasson is the recipient of the 2013 Bertil Edlund Scholarship and will work with Business Services at the Chamber. Oscar holds a BA in Business Administration from Ashland University, Ohio, and an MSc in International Business and Trade from the Gothenburg School of Business, Economics and Law. While at Gothenburg, Oscar also completed an exchange semester at the Bocconi University in Milan and he has previously worked with logistics, consulting, and controlling.

    "First of all, I am thankful for the trust and encouragement of SACC New York. The Chamber has allowed me to represent Swedish trade interests abroad, which has been an old dream of mine. I am proud to belong to this organization and I am inspired to help fulfill its mission.

    Secondly, I am deeply thankful for the generosity and foresight of Bertil Edlund and PWC. You invest in the next generation and offer an opportunity to explore the world. All while instilling in me the motivation to add value to the Chamber and one day provide others with the same opportunity that has now been presented to me.

    It is an honor and privilege, and together with my colleagues I look forward to move SACC New York forward in 2013."


  • Jonas Nilsson Uppsala University Scholar 2013

    Jonas Nilsson is the second recipient of the Uppsala University Scholarship and will be working with Events & Communications at the Chamber. Jonas holds a BSc in Business and Economics from Uppsala University and has also studied PR & Communications at the University of Sydney. His previous work experience includes positions within PR, media analysis and event coordination.

    "Your Excellencies, Ladies and gentlemen, It is a great honour to be standing before you tonight as the second ever recipient of the Uppsala University Scholarship.  To be given the opportunity to represent a city and an institution that has meant so much to me, both privately and professionally is a great privilege. So, I therefore want to direct my thanks to Uppsala University for making this possible. I will continue the great work that Carole has done before me to the best of my abilities.  

    Tonight is a dream come true and I also want to thank Renée Lundholm, Peter Sandberg and Cathrine Fredriksson for believing in me and giving me this incredible and life-changing opportunity to spend a year with them at the Chamber.

    I sincerely hope you made the right choice.

    I will, with my time and my commitment, do my absolute best to contribute to the incredibly important work of the Chamber. And of course I also want to congratulate my two fellow scholars, Eva and Oscar, and say how excited I am to spend the following year here in New York together with you."

  • Eva Skoghagen Haakan B. Anderson Guldkula Foundation Scholar 2013

    Eva Skoghagen is the fifth recipient of the Haakan B. Guldkula Scholarship and will be working with Events & Communications at the Chamber. Eva holds a B.Sc. in Business and Economics from the Stockholm School of Economics and has spent one semester studying at the Mexico Autonomous Institute of Technology in Mexico City. In addition to her studies, Eva has worked with PR at a leading communications agency and has also, during her years at SSE, been very active within the Student Association, mostly planning and organizing different events.

    "I am honored and truly grateful to be standing here today and receive the Haakan B. Anderson Guldkula Scholarship of 2013. I like to thank the Swedish-American Chamber of Commerce here in New York and especially it’s President Renée Lundholm, for giving me this great opportunity. I also deeply thank Mr. Anderson Guldkula for believing in me and for his great generosity. Your achievements in life have truly inspired me and knowing that your career started as a scholar at the Chamber back in 1985, I am excited what this Scholarship might bring for me on my own journey in life. I look forward to contribute to the work at the Chamber and hope to meet all of your expectations. Thank you!"

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