The Next Generation Leaders

The Next Generation Leaders is a mentorship programme which offers a unique opportunity for young professionals to benefit from an exclusive twelve-month programme of group workshops and individual mentoring by experienced and successful senior industry professionals from across the Swedish-British business community.

The Mentorship Programme 2021 is now open for applications. 

Contents of the programme

This twelve months programme connects young and ambitious talents with experienced international business professionals from across all fields and sectors. The mentors are all experts in their fields, and have international business experience.

The programme includes a series of four joint group workshops and seminars, facilitated by the course director, and involving both mentors and mentees. In addition, mentors and mentees meet for one-to-one mentoring sessions over the course of the year, whether it’s face to face, over Zoom or phone. The programme is open to London based mentee applicants, ideally a couple of years into their career. Young professionals within the Chamber's member network are prioritised.

The Programme will help you to

  • Accelerate your personal and professional development
  • Gain unique insight into the London business community and business culture
  • Advance towards your existing career goals and aspirations
  • Identify new areas of professional interest and/or career paths
  • Develop new business skills, knowledge and tools
  • Develop your personal brand
  • Grow your professional network

Mentors 2021

Ranj Begley

Ranj Begley

Chief Content Officer and Managing Director UK, Readly

Ranj Begley is the Managing Director of Readly UK, the ground-breaking, all-you-can-read digital magazine service, and Chief Content Officer for the whole of the international Readly operation which has a consumer footprint across 50 territories worldwide. Begley built the UK company from the bottom up, brick by brick, from its launch in 2014 to its current market-leading and award-winning position in 2020. Prior to founding Readly UK, Begley held a number of senior management positions in marketing and business development roles in publishing and fulfilment companies including Dovetail, Highbury House, CDS Global and UBM plc.

David Cox

David Cox

Leadership Advisor & Executive Search Consultant, Mercuri Urval

David works out of Mercuri Urval’s London and Washington DC offices. Having enjoyed an extensive career in business where he held various leadership positions within national and multi-national organizations across Europe and the USA, gaining valuable experience and insights; The significance of a company’s values, the negative impact the wrong culture can have on a company’s performance, how to build and lead a team, how to align people behind a strategy, how to move to a new country to start up and grow a new business and, the importance of making good people decisions.

As a result of his international background and business experience, David has worked on a considerable number of assignments and:

Helped boards determine what success looks like when asked to work on a search for their next CEO’s, Group Commercial Director, Chief Operating Officer and other strategically important roles. Supported clients by helping them understand what capabilities their leadership team has, identify what’s missing and how to best address the gaps to improve the performance of the business. Increased the outcome of a successful M&A integration by helping them understand their people better. Improved the performance of their sales teams through an effective selection criterion based on the business and their clients' needs. Addressed the cultural challenges that are harming the business’s performance. Advised clients by adopting the right selection process supported by a 94% predictive assessment. Supported the HR team to reduce employee churn to save costs and improve their engagement and overall performance.

Lisa Christie

Lisa Christie

Director Public and Regulatory Affairs, Vattenfall UK

Lisa Christie is a corporate affairs specialist with over 20 years experience in providing strategic counsel to politicians, CEOs and their boards. She specialises in corporate reputation management, as well as in developing and delivering integrated influencing campaigns to protect and build business and brand value.  Lisa is currently working as director of public and regulatory affairs at Vattenfall, the Swedish state-owned energy company, where she manages the team that leads the company’s public and regulatory activity and stakeholder engagement. Away from work, Lisa is a trustee of Global Action Plan, a charity that is working for a green and thriving planet by helping people live more sustainable lifestyles

Tony Fisher

Tony Fisher

Head of Corporate Banking, Danske Bank

Tony is Head of Corporate Banking at Danske Bank London, managing a team helping Nordic  corporates established in the UK and UK corporates with Nordic business. He has over 25 years’ experience in banking with 12 of these supporting the Nordic market.

Linda Griffin

Linda Griffin

VP Public Policy, King and co-founder, European Tech Alliance

Linda established and heads public policy at King, one of the world’s leading mobile games developers, with a network of 272 million monthly active users. She is also a co-founder of the European Tech Alliance (EUTA) and served as Chair from 2016-18. The EUTA is the first group to mobilise Europe’s digital scale-ups to work with policymakers to create a political and legislative landscape that supports the European tech ecosystem. Additionally, she sits on the board and is Vice President of the European Digital Media Association (EDiMA) in Brussels. Previously, Linda was Head of Policy Communications for Facebook EMEA, as well as an international political consultant working with governments in Asia and the Middle East.

Richard Hildebrand

Richard Hildebrand

Co-Founder, TandonHildebrand

Richard Hildebrand specialises in all aspects of corporate work and in particular UK corporate finance transactions and UK and International mergers and acquisitions (both public and private). He is also experienced in other areas of corporate work including joint ventures, commercial contracts and general company advice. Richard has been particularly active in the Alternative Investment Market advising new entrants, listed companies and nominated advisers/brokers on a wide range of transactions across a variety of industry sectors.

Lotta Malm-Hallqvist

Lotta Malm-Hallqvist

Cheif Executive Officer, LLandBrand

Since founding her own agency more than a decade ago, Lotta has been a dominating force in the global advertising industry. She has held c-suite executive positions at McCann Worldgroup, Samsung, Mother, and MDC. She was Women to Watch, which recognizes outstanding women in marketing, advertising and media. Beyond her success in the advertising industry she also founded 4 ventures within fashion, production and communications.

Patrik Högberg

Patrik Högberg

Country President UK and Regional Vice President Europe, Loomis UK

Patrik Högberg is a Non-Executive Director Recover Nordic, member of Advisory Board Stockholm Business School and the Managing Director of Loomis UK. He has a long managerial experience within Loomis and previous to his career, he was the Scandinavian CEO of the Dutch publishing and software company Wolters Kluwer between 2006-2009. Further, Patrik was the Managing Director at Svensk Kassaaservice between 2001-2006, a subsidiary to the Swedish post where he was also a member of the top managing team previous to his position as Managing Director. Patrik has an executive MBA from Stockholm Business School and educational merits in board work and strategy. Patrik was a mentor during 2011-2017 in the Executive Mentoring Program at the Stockholm School of Economics Executive Education and 2014-2015 in Novares/Veckans Affarers Mentoring program.

Marielle Lindgren.

Marielle Lindgren.

Former CEO, Ericsson UK and Ireland

Marielle is the former CEO of Ericsson UK and Ireland, supporting Telecom Operators and Service Providers bring cutting-edge communication technology to industry and society. She has led a team of 3,400 ICT experts across the UK and Ireland in supporting customers’ business growth through continuous technology transformation. Having joined Ericsson in 2000, Marielle has held many different senior roles within the organisation, including Head of Customer Unit UK, Vice President & Key Account Manager for several major UK operators, Head of Marketing for Global Services business unit in Sweden and heading multiple Product Management organisations in Sweden. Marielle is also a member of the leadership team for Ericsson Europe and Latin America.

Kerstin Mogull.

Kerstin Mogull.

Former Managing Director, Tate and Non-Executive Director

From 2014 to 2019 Kerstin Mogull was the Managing Director at Tate, encompassing Tate Modern, Tate Britain, Tate Liverpool and Tate St. Ives. In this role she established vision and strategy, directed operations and delivered performance against ambitious targets. In her previous career, Kerstin Mogull held a number of senior roles at the BBC across policy, strategy, digital and operations. She has also been Chief Operating Officer at BBC Future Media & Technology, where she rolled out a range of online initiatives and global partnerships. Kerstin is an experienced non-executive director and held a Board position with Bonnier AB between 2015-2018.  She is currently a Board member of ColArt Ltd (Linden gruppen) and a Council Member of the Swedish Chamber of Commerce.

Ciaran O'Malley

Ciaran O'Malley

Vice President of Partnerships, Trustly

Ciaran is Vice President of Partnerships at Trustly, having joined as Head of Commercial Strategy in 2016. He has extensive experience in fintech strategy, product value propositions, go-to-market processes, as well as building direct and channel sales. Alongside this, he is involved in Open Banking in the UK and other industry initiatives such as SWIFT's Pay Later API standard. Prior to Trustly, Ciaran worked in investment banking. Firstly at Credit Suisse in a derivatives quant & programming role. Laterally in Financial Institutions M&A at SocGen and Nomura advising wealth managers, banks, and insurers.

Anneli Pinchard

Anneli Pinchard

HR Director, Saab Group Marketing and Sales

Anneli Pinchard is an experienced HR Director at Saab. When Saab was founded in 1937, Saab’s primary aim was to provide military aircraft for Sweden. Today, Saab serves the global market with world-leading products, services and solutions from military defence in all domains to civil security. Anneli has a long history of providing extensive international HR and Business Support management both on a strategic and on an operational level.  Anneli has worked at a corporate level and provided support to small and medium sized businesses within the group. During her long working career at Saab she has held various positions and appointments: VP Head of HR Market Area Europe and EMEA, Chief Accountant, Company Secretary and UK Directorship. She has been based in the UK for the majority of her working career. Anneli has a wide experience of change management and organisational restructuring activities and has a strong business acumen. In addition to Saab, Anneli worked for 8 years at a UK based professional services firm, Goodwille, as a Senior Advisor. Her responsibilities included:  international assignments, business development, business management and operations.

Outside of work Anneli acts as a representative in London for Svenskar i Världen/Swedes Worldwide which is a non-profit and politically independent organisation that has existed since 1938. The organisation is working to increase and keep international experience and competence for Swedes Worldwide.

Mark Prisk

Mark Prisk

Former Business and Housing Minister & MP

Mark Prisk FRICS MP has been a Parliamentarian and company director over the last thirty years. He has a track record of leadership and delivery in both public and private sectors, as a non-executive director; having started and run his own business for ten years; and as a Government Minister (2010-13). In Government he served as Business and Housing Minister between 2010-2013 and is a senior member of the Commons Housing, Communities & Local Government Select Committee.

Since 2014 Mark has been the Prime Minister's Trade & Investment Envoy to the Nordic & Baltic nations. This work has involved him in building strong political, diplomatic and business connections both in Sweden and in the UK. 

Pernille Sahl Taylor

Pernille Sahl Taylor

Chief Communications Officer UK, Handelsbanken

Pernille Sahl Taylor is an experienced communications professional specialising in reputation management. As Chief Communications Officer for Handelsbanken in the UK, she leads a team responsible for all internal and external communications, brand communications and sustainability. Prior to Handelsbanken, she worked at the strategic reputation management consultancy Lansons, where she led a broadcast and content production team and worked with a broad range of financial services companies helping them reach their business objectives. Her experience spans launching entrepreneurial businesses to managing the reputation of well-established brands. She has extensive experience coaching senior executives on corporate positioning and how to deliver their corporate messages effectively to internal and external stakeholders.

Elisabet Vinberg Hearn

Elisabet Vinberg Hearn

CEO, Katapult Partners & Director, Think Solutions

Elisabet is a leadership strategist and business owner with extensive experience in how to build winning cultures and teams, facilitating change success with client organisations all around the world.  She has co-written three multi-award-winning leadership books. Her third book, Amazon bestselling “The Leader’s Guide to Impact” was released by Financial Times in April 2019. Elisabet is a leading voice on future leadership, leading transformation, cultural differences in an international world, and inclusive and innovative business cultures. She actively operates as a consultant, speaker and executive coach, having provided strategic leadership and tactical solutions to clients around the world, including American Express, H&M, Skanska, Greenpeace, SOS Children’s Villages and ABN-AMRO.

Helena Whitmore.

Helena Whitmore.

Head of Private Banking UK, SEB

Helena Whitmore is the head of SEB’s Private Banking UK team, and a tax and wealth planning specialist with many years’ experience advising members of the Nordic community in the UK. Prior to joining SEB Helena was the head of the private client department for an international law firm based in London

Programme Director

Aarti Anhal.

Aarti Anhal.

Founder, before nine

Aarti helps organisations and their people thrive during both good times and challenging periods of change, crisis and failure. She founded before nine in 2017, and combines business best practice with the science of positive organisational psychology to develop the behaviours, ways of working and environments that unlock the resilience, transformation and optimal performance of organisations and their people - also known as 'Positive Working'. She is also a regular speaker at various conferences and has been the Next Generation Leaders Programme Director for three years.

Application

The forthcoming round of the Next Generation Leaders Mentorship Programme will start in January 2021 and finishes in November 2021. Apply here or by sending an email to yp@scc.org.uk, no later than 7 December 2020.

Participation fees

Young Professional or SCC member: £495 + VAT

Non-members: £990 + VAT

 

Get in touch

Are you interested in finding out more about the Mentorship Programme? Please get in contact with Membership & Community Scholar Maria Karlsson.

Maria Karlsson

Membership & Community - Gull & Stellan Ljungberg Foundation Scholar

karlsson@scc.org.uk
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