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


Anders Wall Scholarship Holder, Swedish Chamber of Commerce in China

Sten is a recent graduate from Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg, Sweden, with a M. Eng. in Mechanical Engineering as well as a M. Sc. in Industrial Engineering and Management, in addition to his studies in Business Administration. During this time, he engaged in extracurricular activities such as representing students in corporate boards, founding an entrepreneurship society and serving as the Vice President of Chalmers Student Union. Furthermore, he has experience working as an IP strategist, and he has founded two startups.  Sten is now looking to broaden his experience on an international level, and plans to make use of as well as further develop his ability to speak Chinese.


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.




Alexander Anserud
Board Director
Student, Fudan University

With over three years of studies in Chinese and Industrial Engineering, Alexander has recently enrolled as a Finance and Computer Science student at Fudan University. In connection with his background in the startup world and interest in Chinese Tech, he founded the organization Nordic-China Startup Forum in Shanghai with the goal of pomoting cooperation, investments and exposure of Nordic and Chinese Startups.

Beijing Board

YP Gustaf


Originally from Norrköping, the Peking of Sweden, Gustaf is chairman of the Swedish YP Beijing since July 2019. Gustaf has an M.Sc. in Industrial Engineering and Management, with a Chinese language profile, from Linköping University. As a student, Gustaf went on an exchange with National Taiwan University and was president of the IEM student association in Linköping. After graduation, Gustaf started at ASSA Abloy in Shanghai before starting his own company and currently working for Ericsson in Beijing. Raised to be a Swedish drinking song master, Gustaf has quickly appreciated and adopted the Chinese KTV culture.


Siri Sandberg
Board Director

Siri recently graduated from Stockholm University with a bachelor's degree in science in politics and economics with a focus on security issues. During her studies, she did an internship at the Embassy of Sweden in London at the Defence department. For her engagement in various associations, she has awarded a place in Folk och Försvar’s Defence and Security Academy 2019. During her stay in Beijing Siri is hoping to deepen her knowledge of both the country and the language. 


YP board member

Mikaela yuchen wang
Board Director

Mikaela Yuchen Wang is a master's candidate studying international economics and energy in a dual-degree program between Tsinghua University and Johns Hopkins SAIS. She received her bachelor's at George Washington University in international relations. She has previously worked as an intern to the Director at the Stockholm’s International Peace Research Institute — SIPRI.





Board Director

Alexander Törnquist is born and reraised in Stockholm(Solna). He also spent a great part of his childhood in the wonderful city Bollnäs. Today Alexander is studying Applied Physics and Electronic Engineering at Beijing Institute of Technology as an exchange student from Linköping University. Recently Alexander has worked as an Electrical Engineering teacher at a Swedish Highschool.


runa photo YP

Board Director

After Studying 4 years abroad in both the US and England, Runa attended the international baccalaureate program in Gothenburg and graduated 2017 with 2 scholarships from Felix Neuberghs foundation and Hvitfeldska Gymnasiet. She continued her studies after high school and enrolled in the global management program with Chinese at Stockholm business school. She is currently studying at Peking University Guanghua school of management where she is pursuing her bachelor's degree in economics.


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