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.

Contact

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Boards

Shanghai Board

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Filippa Bätjer
Interim Chairwoman
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. In her free time she enjoys taking Latin dance classes, explore Shanghai’s wide selection of restaurants or going on adventures in China's wild nature.

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Igor Pastuhovic
Board Director
Kjell & Company

More than nine 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. On his spare time he will explore the plethora of restaurants, bars and night clubs in the city, travel around Asia or generally just learn something new.

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Jonathan Kullman
Board Director
Nordic Business House

Jonathan studied in Taipei between 2010 and 2011 as part of the MSc in Business and Economics from Umeå Business School. After graduating Jonathan worked in Stockholm for two years before his passion for China and its culture drove him back to Shanghai in 2014 and joined the company Nordic Business House where he works with business development. He joined the board in 2015. During his spare time he likes to try different local Chinese restaurants and have a beer or two.

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Sai Man Wong
Board Director
SJTU Swedish Center

Sai Man is a final year Master's student in Computer Science at KTH Royal Institute of Technology. He is currently studying on exchange at Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU). This is his third exchange to SJTU; he previously studied there during fall 2014 and summer 2015. It thus became natural for him to become the SJTU Swedish Center Manager. He fills his free time enjoying Shanghai nightlife or customizing his favorite text editor.”

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Josefine Gillver

Board Director
Communication Business Partner
IKEA Components (Shanghai) Co., Ltd.

Shanghai. She have her background in Swedish NGOs and have a great passion in developing and inspiring people trough communication. She want live and breathe what she do and her leadership experiences have involved a lot of public speaking, both as an educator and as a facilitator. When not working, she listening to tech podcasts, mingle and watching Swedish crime series.

Beijing Board

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Emma Berisha
Marketing & Communication

Emma came to Beijing in the late summer of 2016. After being introduced to the marvelous world of Young Professionals she shortly thereafter decided to join the organization. Currently she's studying both Chinese and finishing up her Bachelor's degree in Social studies. As if that wasn't enough she's also apart of the activity board in SWEA Beijing - Swedish Women's Educational Association International.
Before moving to Beijing Emma was a full time student at Örebro University and part time employee involved with a climate project called Switch Off - trying to create awereness about the environment among students.
When she finally has some time off, she enjoys exploring Beijing and trying all sorts of new food and drinks that's available in this, according to Emma, best city in the world - besides from her home town of Karlstad that is.

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Emmy Andreasson
Vice Chairwoman

Emmy is working as Marketing and Events Manager at Jing-A Brewing Co. - one of Beijing's main craft beer breweries. She received her Bachelor´s degree from Durham University in England where she studied Combined Honors in Sociology, Psychology and Chinese Studies. Emmy became a member of the Swedish Young Professionals’ Steering Committee in autumn 2014. On a day off, you will most likely see her on her bike riding through the hutongs - trying to break all traffic laws as gracefully as possible, or enjoying a beer at one of Beijing’s microbreweries.

Upcoming Events

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