Meet the new Scholars - preparing for a year at the Chamber

14 June 2019

A warm welcome to our newest team members: Sara Apéria, Henrik Barkman, Madeleine Hjalber and Anna Dahlqvist Thuresson.

Sara Apéria - Handelsbanken UK Scholar
I have recently graduated from the Stockholm School of Economics with a BSc in Business and Economics, specialising in Marketing and Management. Moreover, my studies in Psychology and Journalism have created a versatile comprehension of communication. My passionate interest in languages and cultures has resulted in numerous experiences abroad. In consequence, I aim for an international career with focus on international business relations, which makes the Chamber an inspiring and ideal learning platform. Furthermore, the dynamic, social and rapid professional environment will enable me to prosper greatly. In conclusion, I cannot imagine any better place to commence my professional journey. My enthusiasm and gratitude for joining the SCC goes beyond measures. The approximating year will not only be a great adventure, but most importantly an invaluable experience for my future ambitions. I look forward to developing both personally and professionally while contributing to and creating value for the organisation and its members.

Henrik Barkman - Gull & Stellan Ljungberg's Foundation Scholar
I have studied a BSc in Business Administration at the School of Business, Economics and Law at the University of Gothenburg and a MSc in International Business at University West. Alongside my Master studies, I also worked for the communication department of the university. I am originally from Trollhättan and enjoy running, listening to music and spending time with my friends and family. In my opinion, the scholarship at the SCC is a once in a lifetime opportunity. Upon finishing my studies, I felt more ready than ever to start a new chapter of my life. I have always wanted to live and work abroad in a vibrant, dynamic and challenging environment. Luckily, my application was successful. I look forward to meeting a lot of new inspiring people, being part of an ambitious and hardworking team as well as contributing to the success of the Chamber. In addition, I want to learn more about how companies in different industries are affected by increased globalisation.

Madeleine Hjalber - Sten A Olsson's Foundation Scholar
I have recently pursued a BSc in Business Administration with an international orientation at the School of Business, Economics and Law at the University of Gothenburg. I recently graduated with not only a diploma, but also with experiences in student ambassadorship, events coordination, business relations and financial advisory. I have always thrived through social interactions and learning about people, business and ideas. Combined with my passion for international business, it has brought me to seek international experiences, including an exchange semester in Canada. When reading about this opportunity, I was confident that it would be an invaluable learning experience and the perfect next step in my career. I cannot wait to take on my new role and contribute to the SCC’s valuable work for the Swedish-British business relation. I am especially looking forward to meeting all of the SCC’s members. Not to mention, I am eager to experience the British culture and to work in such an inspiring city as London.

Anna Dahlqvist Thuresson - Scholarship Fund for Swedish Youth Abroad Scholar 
I have completed a BSc in Business Administration at Lund University, where I also was engaged in multiple student associations. My professional background is within the hospitality sector and last year I worked in New York as an Event Management Intern for The Hunger Project. I am beyond excited to arrange, coordinate and execute events on behalf of the Chamber. When I was 17 years old, I attended the Swedish School in London and upon leaving I was determined to come back. It took me eight years and a lot of different routes and finally, I am back. I believe that the time at the SCC will challenge me in several ways and provide me with a solid foundation to grow. My ambition is to contribute to great and valuable events at the SCC. Creating value is not an easy task. However, I am certain that I will receive great support from my fellow colleagues and that all the hard work will result in something grand. In addition, I am excited to meet all the members of the Chamber as well as to connect with like-minded people in an international environment.


Keep in touch on social

This year, SCC Patron @Electrolux_UK is celebrating 100 years in business. The Link met with Peter Spencer, Managing Director of Electrolux UK and Ireland, to discuss the company's rich heritage. #Electrolux #ElectroluxUK #TheLink #scc #SwedishChamber
On 8 October, SCC organises a Business Breakfast with Gian Power, the Founder and CEO of TLC Lions. This event aims at highlighting the importance of corporate wellness and is kindly hosted by Kinnarps UK.
Today we hosted a Business Breakfast on UK's industrial strategy with Mark Slaughter, Director General for Investment at the Department for International Trade. The discussions were chaired by Jens-Anders Palmqvist, General Manager at Danske Bank.

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