Amsterdam, 13 november 2019 - Vattenfall N.V. heeft vandaag aangekondigd dat Peter Smink, die sinds 1 januari 2010 en 1 januari 2013 respectievelijk Chief Financial Officer en Chief Executive Officer van Vattenfall N.V. is, Vattenfall zal verlaten.

Magnus Hall, voorzitter van de Raad van Commissarissen van Vattenfall N.V. en Chief Executive Officer van Vattenfall AB, zei hierover: "Namens de gehele Raad van Commissarissen en Vattenfall AB wil ik Peter van harte bedanken voor zijn uitstekende inzet in de afgelopen jaren. Peter heeft Vattenfall met succes geleid van een publiek gehouden nationale vennootschap naar een belangrijke, bloeiende onderneming die naadloos geïntegreerd is in de bredere Vattenfall groep. Wij waarderen zijn harde werk, zijn bijdrage en zijn inzet voor een toekomst die een fossielvrij leven mogelijk maakt. Wij wensen Peter het allerbeste en veel succes in de toekomst."

Magnus Hall voegt daaraan toe: "We zijn verheugd dat Martijn deel zal blijven uitmaken van de raad van bestuur van Vattenfall, in de rol van CEO van onze kernmarkt Nederland. Gezien zijn bewezen managementervaring en het combineren van de CEO-rol met zijn verantwoordelijkheid voor de Customer & Solutions business area van Vattenfall, heeft hij de juiste vaardigheden, visie en leiderschap om de basis die Peter en Martijn samen hebben gelegd verder te ontwikkelen."

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Welcome Mr. Bernie van Leeuwen, new Managing Director at SKF

The Swedish Chamber of Commerce is very pleased to welcome Mr. Bernie van Leeuwen, Managing Director, SKF Netherlands B.V. to our business community and as a Patron member of the Swedish Chamber of Commerce.

SKF Netherlands has also moved to a new premisses and their new address is Meidoornkade 14, 3992 AE Houten.

Nordic energy CEOs call for an ambitious European Green Deal

From left Statkraft's CEO Christian Rynning-Tønnesen, Fortum's CEO Pekka Lundmark and Vattenfall's CEO Magnus Hall. Photo Statkraft.

In a joint declaration, the CEOs of Fortum, Statkraft and Vattenfall encourage the EU to increase its climate ambition to match the Paris Agreement.

The CEO:s of the Nordic energy companies encourage the EU to increase its climate ambition to match the Paris Agreement  and to enshrine the 2050 climate neutrality target in European Climate Law. Based on this, a cost-efficient emissions reduction pathway with coherent intermediary targets for 2030 and 2040 needs to be established.

On Thursday, 7 November, the CEO:s of the three energy companies appeared at a joint Nordic Coalition event in the European Parliament. Magnus Hall, Vattenfall President and CEO said:

“Vattenfall is committed to power fossil-free living within one generation. With the start of a new European political cycle, I believe Europe has an unique opportunity to take decisive political action towards becoming a climate-neutral economy by 2050, powered by clean electricity. We therefore strongly support the alignment of the EU’s 2030 and 2050  climate targets with the Paris Agreement in order to give a strong signal, encouraging the decarbonization of the EU economy”

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In Memory of Honoary Member Mr. Clas Ivar Bertilsson Shultz

The Swedish Chamber of Commerce is very sad to have to inform you that our Honorary Member Mr. Clas Ivar Bertilsson Schultz has passed away on November 24, 2019 in the age of 93 years old. 

Mr. Schultz, was old Director of Ericsson Telefoonmaatschapppij and Officer in de Orde van Oranje – Nassau. He has been a member of the Swedish Chamber of Commerce since the very early years of the Chamber and served as Chairman and has been a very active and committed Honorary member until just about a year ago. Our deepest condolences to his wife Gunilla, children and grandchildren.

Photo: Clas Ivar Schultz with his wife Gunilla and Everth Flores, General Manager Ericsson and General Manager Swedish Chamber of Commerce,  Kerstin Gerlagh last year at Swedish Business in Brabant hosted by Ericsson.
December 13
The Swedish Chamber of Commerce Christmas Dinner and Dance
18.30 - 00.00

Order your Company Tabel this week and get ready for the most beautiful Swedish Christmas Dinner together with your business realtions and guests!

The Swedish Chamber's Christmas Dinner and Dance has a long history of more than 60 years and forms a highlight of the Chamber's event year. It brings together some 150 members, colleagues, and business relations business people and features a traditional Swedish 'julbord', Swedish entertainment, dancing, Lucia choir, great company, and fantastic networking opportunities.

We bring you the Swedish Christmas Tradition  - welcome to join!

Registration & more information.
The Swedish Chamber's Christmas Dinner Exclusive Gift Raffle will this year benefit the charity organization War Child. 

We welcome your donations and gifts to the Swedish Chamber of Commerce exclusive Christmas Gift Raffle. This gives you a perfect opportunity to highlight your products and services in a creative way on our website and social media and for all the attending guests at the Dinner itself.  All donations are greatly appreciated, and all contributors will also be mentioned in the program on the night. Prices we are thinking of can range from flowers, dinners at high-end restaurants, champagne, wine, office fruit arrangement, Swedish products, and books to the latest tech. 

We cordially thank all companies who have contributed with Exclusive Gifts for the Christmas Gift Raffle and Goodi Bag for the Swedish Chamber of Commerce Christmas Dinner and Dance 2019:

Thank you!

To donate and for more information, get in touch with Agnes Nilsson, or phone 020 320 32 26.
Save the Date, January 21, 2020

The Swedish Chamber of Commerce are very pleased to invite all members to the tradirtional Swedish Chamber New Year's Reception hosted by Chairman Ehsan Turabaz and Honorary Chairman H.E. Ambassador of Sweden Mrs. Annika Markovic at the Swedish residence on January 21, 2020.
By Invitation only
March 21, 2020 
Urbanisation Forum
16.00 - 19.00 

More than half of the world’s population are living in urban areas and cities are set to be the future global economic engines. As the urban areas are rapidly expanding, there are several crucial challenges that must be addressed, creating a huge demand for energy solutions and infrastructure that will connect the city and make it more inclusive and sustainable. With our first Urbanisation Forum The Swedish Chamber of Commerce aims to discuss these issues and explore the challenges of today as well as the challenges of the future. With insights from SWECO, Amsterdam Smart City, Vattenfall, Space 10 and other experts, we will explore questions such as linking urbanisation with the latest innovations and technology.
Registration & more information.

November 19, Swedish HR Inspiration Breakfast 

On November 19, the Swedish Chamber of Commerce together with member company Floreijn invited over 50 HR professionals for a Swedish Inspired Breakfast session with speakers from Learnster, Heartpace, Inter IKEA Systems and Mercuri Urval. 

Thank you Söderberg and Partner for sponsoring the event. 

November 21, Board Meeting at Klarna

On November 21, 2019 the last Swedish Chamber of Commerce Board Meeting took place generously hosted at Klarna´s Head office in Amsterdam. Chairman Ehsan Turabaz would like to thank Wilko Klassen, Klarna for inviting the Board to his office and for the interesting update about Klarna's activities.

November 25, TechBridge Sweden - the Netherlands

The Swedish Chamber of Commerce, together with Embassy of Sweden and Epicenter Amsterdam introduced TechBridge - Sweden / the Netherlands with a launch event focusing on Woman in Tech.

At this TechBridge we had three brilliant panels consisting of Entrepreneurs, VCs, Academia and Government discussion the topics of "How can we change the patterns of investors?", "How can we encourage more girls to choose technology studies?" and "The Women in Tech landscape in the Netherlands and Sweden – what are the challenges?". We cordially thank all the panelists, the brilliant moderators and all participants for making this Seminar to great success.

Business Woman Program 2019 

On November 26 the fourth and final Business Woman Program with Malin Hedlund from MH Leadership took place at Epicenter. The Swedish Chamber of Commerce would like to thank all the participants who joined for one, two, three or all of the workshops this year. We hope you will have a lot of use with the tools you have gained! A special thank you to Malin Hedlund for her great contributions during the program! It was truly a pleasure having you coaching!

Malin Hedlund has over 20 years of experience working with individuals and teams for the purpose of achieving business results. She works with the clients to tailor a relevant program that will result in the desired business development. For the past 5 years, Malin has led the Swedish Chamber of Commerce Business Woman Program and coached hundreds of Swe-Cham women leaders to improve their communication and to achieve their goals. 

Young Professionals Lucia Celebration

December 12
18.00 - 20.00 
Venue tbc. 

Young Professionals of the Swedish Chamber of Commerce are inviting you to celebrate Lucia with us. Come listen to song by our own Lucia choir. 

Are you interested in being a part of the choir?
Send an email to 
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Become a Member of the Swedish Chamber of Commerce or Young Professionals!

We are the gateway to business and trade between Sweden and Netherlands. We spur business relations by promoting networking via strategic activities for our members. With over 60 years of experience, we provide you with the network required for your business to thrive. As a member, you will gain access to our wide network of companies and the support that is needed in order to develop your business in the Netherlands.
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