On June 5, members were welcomed to the 112th Annual General Meeting of the Swedish Chamber of Commerce for the UK. During the meeting, Chairman Jan Olsson bid farewell to the longest serving Council member of 20 years and former chairwoman, Dr Béatrice Engström-Bondy.
"As a Council member and Chairwoman Béatrice has been an instrumental part in the success of the Chamber in the past two decades," said Jan Olsson. "She acts as senior advisor to both Jacob Wallenberg and Karl Johan Persson of H&M and has enjoyed a long career in public relations. On behalf of the council and the management team, I would like to thank Béatrice for all that she has done for the Chamber."
At the meeting, Peter Burman, President of EF Education First Corporate Solutions, was elected to the Council. "Peter is a welcome addition to the Council, as he speaks for an industry that has not been represented until now,” said Jan Olsson, Chairman, Swedish Chamber of Commerce for the UK.
During the annual scholarship ceremony, the scholarship donors and recipients were presented. This year, no less than four scholarships, and four scholarship recipients were welcomed at the AGM:
Sten A Olssons Stiftelse för Forskning och Kultur
Lars Olsson, General Manager, Stena Line
Recipient: Madeleine Hjalber
Mikael Sørensen, CEO, Handelsbanken UK
Recipient: Sara Apéria
Stipendiefonden för Svensk Utlandsungdom
Jan Olsson, Chairman, SCC (representing the scholarship fund)
Recipient: Anna Dahlqvist Thuresson
Gull & Stellan Ljungbergs Stiftelse
Sara Forsström, CEO, Gull & Stellan Ljungbergs Stiftelse
Recipient: Henrik Barkman