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Recipients

SACC New York Scholarship Recipients

  • Sana Alajmovic Haakan B. Anderson Guldkula Scholar 2011

    Sana Alajmovic is the third recipient of the Haakan B. Anderson Guldkula Foundation Scholarship and will work with Membership and Events at The Swedish-American Chamber of Commerce Inc., throughout 2011. Haakan B. Andersson Guldkula handed over the scholarship himself at the 23th Lucia Trade Award Gala Dinner at Waldorf=Astoria in New York.

    Sana has a Bachelors degree in Business and Economics from Stockholm School of Economics, with a major in Economics and a minor in Marketing. She is studying for a Bachelors degree in Philosophy at Stockholm University and has conducted studies in literature at Cambridge University, United Kingdom. Her work experience includes the venture capital firm Curitas, consulting company Arkwright Group, and an internship at the cosmetics company Oriflame in Istanbul, Turkey. She has also managed the charity foundation Chelha which supports charitable causes relating to children and education. Sana is the proud recipient of the McKinsey Awards, 1st Prize in the Category Charity and Social Work, and the Humanist of the Year Award in Sweden’s biggest national case competition the Student Prize.

    “I feel truly honored, excited, but above all, happy to stand here in front of you as the third recipient of the Haakan B. Anderson Guldkula Foundation Scholarship. Mr. Andersson Guldkula has through his investment, charity and entrepreneurial activities gone his own way. His successful career and remarkable life story bring to mind the famous lines of the great American poet Robert Frost: “Two roads diverged in a wood and I - I took the one less travelled by, and that has made all the difference.” So Haakan thank you for not only enabling me to work one year at The Swedish-American Chamber of Commerce, but also for reminding me about the importance of forging your own path in life. I would also like to thank the Chamber, and in particular the President of the Chamber Renée Lundholm, for organizing this Scholarship Program. I look forward to working with you and I hope that I one day can give back to the Chamber what it has invested in me. Thank you!”

    Read about Haakan B. Anderson Guldkula

  • Ludwig Gsänger Bertil Edlund Scholar 2010

    Ludwig Gsänger is the recipient of the Bertil Edlund Scholarship 2010 and will work as a consultant at Business Services at the Swedish-American Chamber of Commerce Inc., New York throughout the year. Bertil Edlund handed over the scholarship himself at the 22th Lucia Trade Award Dinner at the Waldorf-Astoria in New York. Ludwig recently graduated from the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm with a strong academic record and holds a Master of Science in Industrial Engineering and Business Management. He has international experience from studies at École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne in Switzerland and work experience mainly from different branches of the industry sector.

    “It is truly a great honor for me to be chosen for the Bertil Edlund Scholarship of 2010. This scholarship means a thrilling opportunity and I would like to thank Mr. Bertil Edlund and the Swedish-American Chamber of Commerce for choosing me and their shown confidence in my ability. As a graduate student at the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, a year at the chamber feels like a great start to my professional career and I hope that I can be a valuable resource and make a strong contribution to the chambers organization. I am looking forward to an exciting year filled with challenging tasks and inspiring people and I am eager to get started!”

    Read about Bertil Edlund

  • Maria Nilsson Centennial Scholar 2010

    Maria Nilsson is the second recipient of the SACC New York Centennial Scholarship, and will work with Events and Programs at The Swedish-American Chamber of Commerce Inc. throughout 2010. The scholarship was handed over by the Chairman of the Chamber, Mr. Tomas K.G. Ericson, and the President, Mrs. Renée Lundholm, at the 2009 Lucia Trade Award Dinner at Waldorf=Astoria in New York City.

    Maria recently graduated from Lund University where she holds a Masters degree in Service Management with a major in Retail Management. She has previously studied at California State University as well as at the Institute for International Business at the State University of New York. She has work experience mainly from the retail industry, and she successfully completed an internship at SACC New York in 2008.

    “This scholarship is especially meaningful to me as I worked as an intern at the Chamber during the fall of 2008. I feel very privileged to be asked to come back during 2010. As a scholar I intend on fostering Swedish-American business relationships and I know I will be given the opportunity to develop both professionally and personally. I feel very excited to work for the Membership and Events division and I can’t wait to get started.”

  • Staffan Steneryd Haakan B. Anderson Guldkula Scholar 2010

    Staffan Steneryd is the second recipient of the 2010 Haakan B. Anderson Guldkula Foundation Scholarship and will work with Membership and Events at The Swedish-American Chamber of Commerce Inc., throughout 2010. Haakan B. Andersson Guldkula handed over the scholarship himself at the 22th Lucia Trade Award Dinner at Waldorf=Astoria in New York.

    Staffan is currently a graduate student at the Stockholm School of Economics majoring in Marketing and Accounting. He has work experience from the fund division at Skandia and international experience from studies in the U.S., and language studies in Spain. He has also been involved in charity projects to help underprivileged youths.

    ”It’s a true honor for me to be here this evening as the second Haakan B. Anderson Guldkula Foundation Scholar. First I would like to thank Mr. Anderson Guldkula for giving me this once in a lifetime opportunity and for your support and confidence in me. I promise to do everything not to let you down. I would also like to thank The Swedish-American Chamber of Commerce and in particular Renée Lundholm, for organizing this scholarship program, which in my opinion is the best start a graduate student such as myself can get in an international career. I feel privileged and really look forward to working with membership and event during 2010”.

    Read about Haakan B. Anderson Guldkula

  • Jessica Safir Haakan B. Andersson Guldkula Scholar 2009

    Jessica Safir, from Stockholm, Sweden, is the recipient of the 2009 Haakan B. Andersson Guldkula scholarship and will work at Membership and Events at the Swedish-American Chamber of Commerce Inc., New York throughout 2009. Haakan Andersson handed over the scholarship himself at the 21th Lucia Trade Award Dinner at St. Regis in New York.

    She is the first recipient of the Haakan B. Anderson Guldkula Foundation Scholarship. She recently graduated from University of Lund and holds a Master of Science in Business Administration with a major in Finance. She has a wide range of work experience from the banking industry in Asset Management Institutional Clients and Private Banking.

    "It is a true honor for me to be the first recipient of the Haakan B. Anderson Guldkula Foundation Scholarship. Becoming a scholar of this foundation is especially meaningful to me as Mr. Anderson Guldkula himself was a scholar at the Swedish-American Chamber of Commerce in 1985, the year I was born. Maybe there is a potential scholar being born right at this moment who I will be the scholarship donor of in 23 years from now!"

    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 is the founder of 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.

    Read about Haakan B. Anderson Guldkula

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