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Recipients

SACC New York Scholarship Recipients

  • Thomas Nilsson Bertil Edlund Scholar 2007

    Thomas Nilsson, from Linkoping in Sweden, is the recipient of the 2007 Bertil Edlund scholarship and will work at the Business Services practice at the Swedish-American Chamber of Commerce Inc., New York during 2007. Bertil Edlund handed over the scholarship himself at the 19th Lucia Trade Award Dinner at the Waldorf-Astoria in New York.

    He is a top student from Linkoping University and holds a Master of Science in Industrial Engineering and Management. He has spent one year in Singapore where he studied at the National University for Singapore. He has a strong interest in international business and trade and has an ambition to expand his knowledge in these areas by assisting Swedish companies to explore the U.S. market and establish their operations there and vice versa.

    "It is a tremendous opportunity to get to New York and work at the Swedish-American Chamber of Commerce, and it provides experiences that are impossible to get in other ways. The position includes contact with and exposure to a wide array of businesses and companies and provides an unbeatable opportunity to earn the business experience to further an international career", says Thomas Nilsson.

    Mr. Edlund expressed his gratitude towards the Chambers Initiative, and towards the fact that so many highly qualified students, from universities all over Sweden, applied for this scholarship. He stressed the urgency of students getting the necessary support to enable them to bridge the challenge of going from life as a student to the world of business.

    "The older generation must contribute to giving interested students experience from different countries, cultures and business practices as well as to help in building bridges between academia and the practical realities of business. The industry leaders will face even higher demands from a global economy, this also goes for smaller businesses and entrepreneurs", says Bertil Edlund.

    The Bertil Edlund Foundation, which hands out the scholarship, was created on the initiative of Öhrlings PricewaterhouseCoopers after Mr. Edlund ended his 20 years as chairman and partner of Öhrlings PricewaterhouseCoopers. Mr. Edlund has also participated in the development of the accounting industry through different chairing positions. In addition Mr. Edlund has had leading roles internationally within PricewaterhouseCoopers and has been the world president of The International Federation of Accountants.

    Read about Bertil Edlund

  • Dan Frohm Bertil Edlund Scholar 2006

    Dan Frohm, from Linkoping in Sweden, received the Bertil Edlund Scholarship of 2006. Bertil Edlund handed over the stipend himself at the 18th Lucia Trade Award Dinner at the Waldorf-Astoria in New York.

    He is a top student from Industrial Engineering and Management at Linkoping University. He has a strong interest in international trade and business consulting and has an ambition to expand his knowledge in these areas by assisting Swedish companies to establish their operations in the U.S. and by helping U.S. companies with exploring Swedish markets.

    -- I feel privileged and excited to get the opportunity to develop my knowledge in business consulting and international commerce. It is especially honoring to be the first Scholar form Linkoping University. This Scholarship program is as far as I'm concerned one of the foremost international career opportunities for Swedish graduate students, says Dan Frohm.

    The Bertil Edlund Foundation was created on the initiative of Öhrlings PricewaterhouseCoopers after he ended his 20 year period as chairman and partner of Öhrlings PricewaterhouseCoopers. Mr. Edlund has participated in the development of the accounting industry through different chairing positions. In addition, he has had leading roles internationally within PricewaterhouseCoopers and has been the world president of The International Federation of Accountants.

     Read about Bertil Edlund

  • Gustaf Rossner Karl & Louise Andren Scholar 2006

    Gustaf Rossner, from Stockholm in Sweden, received the Karl and Louise Andrén Scholarship of 2006. Karl and Louise Andrén handed over the stipend themselves at the 18th Lucia Trade Award Dinner at the Waldorf=Astoria in New York.

    He is a M.Sc. in Economics and Business Administration graduate with a Management major from the Stockholm School of Economics. He has always enjoyed organizing and managing people, events and the combination of those two. He has a keen interest in international business, having done an exchange semester at the MBA program of the Asian Institute of Management in the Philippines and combining his work at the Swedish-American Chamber of Commerce with writing his master´s thesis on Effective Organizational Cultures in Subsidiaries of Swedish firms in the U.S.

    -- It is a great honor to be awarded 18 months at the Chamber where I can extend my knowledge of management and event creation. Being the first scholar at the Membership and Events department makes it even more special. The Young Professionals program that I am fortunate enough to run for the Chamber is also a great way to expand not just mine, but also the network of other young Swedes and Americans in the New York area.

    Read about Karl and Louise Andrén

  • Maria Sundell Charles E. Long Scholar 2005

    Maria Sundell was awarded the Charles E Long Scholarship to join the Chamber as a consultant at Business Services. She was appointed by a selection committee chaired by Claes Dahlbäck, who recognized that she would be a great addition to the Chamber. The scholarship was presented at the Lucia Trade Award Dinner, held at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York City, in honor and presence of the 2004 Lucia Trade Award recipient Mr. Ingvar Kamprad.

    She graduated from the Stockholm School of Economics in the spring of 2006, with a Master of Science in Business Administration and Economics with a major in Accounting and Financial Management. She had previously studied both in London and Hong Kong.

    Read about Charles E. Long

  • Carl Persson Lyndon & Kay Olson Scholar 2004

    Carl Person is the recipient of the Ambassador Lyndon and Kay Olson scholarship to work as a consultant at the Chamber's Business Services. He was offered a scholarship after first completing a six-month internship at the Chamber. He received his scholarship from the Swedish Crown Princess Viktoria at the Lucia Trade Award ceremony at the Waldorf=Astoria.

    He has a M.Sc. from the Stockholm School of Economics with a focus on Business and Economics. He has gained educational experience from studying at both the University of St. Gallen as well as the London School of Economics. Carl has also acquired practical work experience abroad by working in Zürich, Switzerland for Reuters, additionally to working at Danske Bank in Copenhagen, Denmark.

    About working at the Chamber He said; "working here at the Chamber's Business services Division is extremely exciting and rewarding, since it provides opportunities to be involved in various consultancy projects in all kinds of industries."

    Read about Ambassador Lyndon L. Olson Jr.

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