Young Professionals

About YP

The Swedish Young Professionals in China is the youth committee of the Swedish Chamber of Commerce in China. We focus on connecting young talented individuals, with companies in Shanghai and Beijing through a range of activities such as company visits, midsummer parties, and inspiring seminars.

We try to provide our members with the perfect balance of social networking and business interests. Whether you are a newcomer to our community, or a full-fledged China veteran, we would like to invite you to come hang with out with us and our fellow Swedes, as well as the many Sweden-enthusiasts that tread the streets of China!

If you are looking for new opportunities within the Swedish business community, we encourage you to take a look at our Career Portal, the perfect up to date tool for you when on the job hunt.

A membership to the Young Professionals in China is completely free of charge; all you need to do is register to our website in order to start receiving updates from us.


Shanghai Board


Carl johansson
Anders Wall Scholarship Holder, Swedish Chamber of Commerce in China, Shanghai

Carl received the Anders Wall Scholarship in March 2018, and was granted one year to work at the Swedish Chamber of Commerce in China, to develop his knowledge about international business. Carl studied Business Law at Lund University and after his studies he worked in London, setting up an American start-up's first overseas office. Thereafter, Carl was involved in his family business in the fire safety industry, currently Carl works in his co-founded investment firm Tranquility Capital.




Igor Pastuhovic
Board Director
Kjell & Company

Eight years of hard work at Kjell & Company finally landed Igor the executive responsibility for the company’s Shanghai based sourcing office in 2015. He has been a board member of YP since. What he doesn’t hold in credits and acronyms from well renowned educational institutions he makes up for with determination and an uncanny can-do mindset. 




Filippa bätjer
Board Director
Student in International Business, Donghua University

With more than five years of experience in the field of sales and service, Filippa is currently in Shanghai pursuing her Bachelor degree in International Business and Economics. During the studies Filippa has been awarded with the University's self-sponsored outstanding scholarship for academic excellence and her commitment to improve and develop has made her a leader for the University's student association. 


Olivia Henriksson
Board Director
Concept Merchandiser

After more than one and a half decade of studies Olivia recently graduated from Shanghai Jiao Tong University with a Master degree in International Business and initiated her professional career, currently working at H&M. Nonetheless she is, in between chopstick trainings and attempts to adapt to the Chinese mobile-first era, secretly musing the thought of finishing her PhD before reaching 30.


Board Director
Business Development & Community Manager

After working several years within Sales and Marketing in Sweden, with the latest experience at IBM, Olle has been in Shanghai since early 2017. Since then Olle has been a part of China's Sharing Economy & New Technology era by launching oBike's Bike-Sharing service Stockholm, and is currently leading the business development and marketing of a prominent Blockchain company, Odyssey Protocol.

Beijing Board


Board Director
PR & Marketing 


In 2017 Errol moved from Stockholm to Beijing for love and has since then taken an interest in Chinese culture and lifestyle. He got a degree in Political Science from Uppsala University and previously studied at Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) and Karolinska Institute. Errol has been doing PR-consulting work for companies in the Luxury Fashion and Car industry. He's a fast learner, after just a few months of Chinese classes he can now have basic conversations with locals.




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