President's Letter | October 2018

Dear SACC-NE Members and Friends,

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The last month has been an exciting time for the Swedish-American Chamber of Commerce New England. A special thank-you to those who attended our Annual General Meeting on September 13 th and the European Cocktail Night on September 27 th (pictures here). It was great to see so many new faces as well as old friends of SACC-NE!

I’m pleased to announce the new changes/additions to the Chamber:

- Announcing new members of the Operations Team:

o Secretary, Susanna Bächle, Strategic Partnership Manager, Addgene

o Treasurer, Anders Utter, Finance Management Professional

o Trainee, Jacob Hansen Karaduman (interview here)

o Intern, Douglas von Rosen (interview here)

o SACC-NE Young Professionals Coordinator, Xenia Klark Kurpatow (interview here)

o SACC-NE Young Professional Coordinator, Elin Wolker (interview here)

- A warm welcome to newly elected SACC-NE Board Directors:

o Ann-Kristin Lund, Sweden’s Deputy Consul General to New York

o Göran Olsson, Founder, GOL Consulting

o Karin Hellsvik, Director of Global Patient Advocacy, Biogen

o Eric Buchka, Vice President, MERGE Boston

Over the coming weeks, we will be sharing with our members more information and updates regarding our program and events for the upcoming year. On this note, I’m happy to share with you that we’ve decided to reignite SACC-NE Young Professionals in an effort to support and serve as a networking platform for young Swedes and Swedish Americans in the area. Some notable young professionals in our network include Forbes 30 Under 30 member Erik Gatenholm, CEO of Cellink and John Samuelsson, PhD Candidate and Research Fellow at MIT. Stay tuned over the next weeks to learn more!

At your service,

Christina Björnström

SACC-NE, President