Anna's Letter

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Everything comes to an end…

As the first trainee at the Swedish American Chamber of Commerce in New England, it has been my greatest pleasure to work for this organization and to be a part of building Swedish-American relationships. Besides that, the most rewarding part has been to help the chamber reach its full potential (still way to go!) and of course to work with a fantastic team!

During my time with SACC NE, we have accomplished several major milestones. SACC Summit  that became our biggest and most successful arrangement ever, several events with prestigious speakers, Swedish Ministers and extraordinary entrepreneurs. I have had the chance to learn from some of the finest and most talented people in the industry and I’m grateful for the many friends I have made along the way. 

After more than a year in Boston, I’m now heading back to Sweden for my next step that I am looking very much forward to. I’d like to thank everyone that I have worked with, It has been a once-in-a-lifetime experience to be on board. 

Last but not least I would like to thank you Christina, Executive Director & President of SACC NE, for guidance though this experience and for being a brilliant leader, mentor and friend.  

Yours sincerely,


Until next time you can reach me here:

Introducing our New Volunteer: Douglas von Rosen

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We recently welcomed Douglas to the SACC-NE team as our new Volunteer and he has since the start, assisted us with our daily operations on Fridays.


He is pursuing his BBA at the International University of Monaco (IUM) but is currently studying a trimester abroad, at Sawyer Business School – Suffolk University in Boston. We got in touch with Douglas through a recommendation from our previous Intern, Adam Bogefors that is today working with Business Development at AAK.


What have your experience at SACC-NE been like so far?


I have nothing but positive experiences and I feel sincerely honored to be part of this wonderful team directed by Christina Björnström. I believe that the SACC is a great organization that creates many interesting meetings between people and organizations with considerable potential.


Why did you choose Boston as your trimester abroad?


The fact that some of my childhood friends study in the area, of whom I have been separated with ever since I moved back to Sweden from Switzerland, was a big incentive. Apart from that, I had only heard good things about the city from my fellow IUM friend and former SACC-NE team member, Adam. When I realized the possibility to combine my time here with academic studies and working for the Chamber, I was sold.


How will you contribute to the team?


I think that I will be able to engage and contribute to the team with my open mind and eagerness to develop as a young professional. I am a creative person and I hope that my background and network can be useful as we expand the organization.


Where do you see yourself in the future?


I am not sure, but I am open to most projects and branches. At the moment, I am taking some extra finance classes which have really open my eyes to peruse a career in either Private Equity or Venture Capital, as I would love to combine my entrepreneurial spirit with finance and management.


What was the latest book you read?


I recently finished reading The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho. A fascinating story about a young shepherd following his dreams. Currently, I am reading another fiction novel by Ola Larsmo, Swede Hallow, about a group of Swedes that immigrated to America during the 19th century.

President's Letter | April 2018

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Dear SACC-NE members and friends,


Happy Friday!


The last few months at the Swedish American Chamber of Commerce New England (SACC-NE) have been an exciting and highly active time for us. We hosted a Mingel evening, participated in International Women’s Day, presented a panel on self-driving to a packed house, and introduced the concept of ‘Fika’ (coffee meeting) to the Cambridge Innovation Center community. During this time, we have strengthened our partnerships with Swedish and American international governmental organizations and academic establishments while planning several events designed to keep you connected and inspired (see below for more) for the rest of the year!


In our latest newsletter, we will share with you some of our latest updates, upcoming events, SACC-NE member stories, and a letter from Anna Persson, our Director of Communications and Operations, who leaves SACC-NE to return to Sweden and join Terranet AB next week. On this note, I would like to take this small opportunity to share with our readers and dear community that it has been a true pleasure and honor to work with Anna. Anna played a pivotal role in forging stronger ties between SACC-NE and entrepreneurial, academic, and political partners both in the United States and ‘back home’ in Sweden. Her departure from SACC-NE leaves us both saddened, but inspired to do more and do better!


Wishing everyone a wonderful and restful weekend.


At your service,

Christina Björnström

President, SACC-NE