Dear SACC-NE members,
I would like to use this opportunity to introduce myself as the new President of the Swedish American Chamber of Commerce New England. As some of you may have heard, Stella Lovén has stepped down as President of SACC-NE to embark on new opportunities. Stella did a terrific job leading our organization and increasing SACC-NE's visibility. She will continue to be involved as a Director of the Board.
I originally joined SACC-NE to help promote Swedish trade and innovation in the New England region. Growing up, I spent my summers in a small village called Käymäjärvi in Norbotten with my Swedish grandmother. Born in the Netherlands to a Swedish father and Japanese mother, I have also lived and worked in the UK, Japan, Los Angeles, Southeast Asia and Boston. Throughout my life, Sweden always felt the closest to home. I am therefore especially humbled and honored to take on this position.
Professionally, I have worked as a journalist in Southeast Asia, editor at Yahoo, and served as cofounder of a social enterprise and two tech startups. Today, I serve as an MBA admissions consultant and enjoy mentoring startups. I am deeply passionate about social justice, entrepreneurship, and STEM education.
Moving forward, what is of enormous importance to me is continuing to bring value to our members and our partners. Next week, we will send out a newsletter detailing some of the changes and additions we will be making as well as the plans we have for 2016.
I feel a great sense of responsibility and pride in representing our organization. My door is always open should you have any questions or suggestions.
I greatly look forward to serving the SACC-NE community.