Opening: General Manager of SwedCham China

Are you our next General Manager? We are looking for a passionate and energetic individual to drive the Chamber’s strategic and operational development from August 2024.


The Chamber

The Swedish Chamber of Commerce in China is a non-profit, non-governmental organization with over 200 Swedish and Sweden-related member companies, officially recognized as a foreign chamber of commerce by the PRC. 

The Chamber is officially headquartered in Beijing with a representation office in Shanghai. Our mission is to advance our members’ business interests through Networking, Information and Facilitation Services. To that end, our activities include events, open seminars, closed-door dialogues, surveys, reports, white papers, as well as top-level meetings. Furthermore, we aim to improve Sino-Swedish business ties and promote our members and the Swedish brand through the Team Sweden collaboration with among others the Swedish Embassy, the Shanghai Consulate and Business Sweden, etc.

The Chamber is fortunate to have attracted a passionate and hard working team that has developed an inspiring and supportive team culture.


The Role

We are looking for a passionate and energetic individual to further the Chamber’s strategic and operational development and its member-centered expansion. The position involves overall responsibility before the Board of Directors for the design and implementation of the Chamber’s business strategy, as well as the organization’s performance and financial results. The ideal candidate should display strong leadership skills and ability to drive organisational development and multi-office cross-cultural management.


Main responsibilities

  • Propose the Chamber’s strategy, in close collaboration with the Board of Directors.

  • Taking the leading role in shaping the Chamber’s annual business plan.

  • Lead the Chamber’s day to day activities and implementation of the business and activity plan.

  • Responsible for budgeting and P&L.

  • Overall team management responsibilities for two offices (Beijing and Shanghai).

  • Participate in board meetings. Report to board about business progress on activities, development and deviations to plans and budgets.

  • Represent the Chamber in meetings with members and partners, in public and occasionally in media and in supporting members’ activities.

  • Monitor Swedish, Chinese and international business trends and ensure members are informed about relevant changes.

  • Representing the Chamber at Team Sweden activities and maintain the Chamber’s relationship with the Team Sweden members.


Your Profile

  • Have a university education and 5 years working experience.

  • Business English proficiency. You are also fluent in Swedish. Mandarin proficiency is beneficial.

  • Have previous experience of working in or with China. 

  • Being currently based in China is an advantage.

  • Have a track record of management experience in a service organization, preferably membership-based.

  • Are able to build professional relationships with people at all seniority levels, from all backgrounds, and a across a wide range of industries, being visible, reachable, relationship-building and charismatic.

  • Have experience of multi-stakeholder partnerships, ideally including public, private and non-profit actors.

  • Have experience from managing teams, including recruitment and employee development.

  • Have experience from organizing events, from smaller business seminars to large social dinners.
  • You are prepared to travel within China on a monthly basis, and internationally from time to time. 

Practical Details

This is a full time position with a local contract. Attractive compensation compared with industry benchmarks, with a performance bonus component.

It’s a benefit if the candidate is in China already with a valid working permit.

The starting date is August 2024.



Applications will be processed on an ongoing basis. To apply please submit a resume with estimate of salary expectations, and visa status.

For questions regarding the position or to apply please contact:

Karen Xu at: (Beijing)

Martin Zachrisson at: (Shanghai)


Questions regarding the position can also be directed to Daniela Ling-Vannerus Cassmer, the current SwedCham China General Manager at

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