About YP

SwedCham 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 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 SwedCham Young Professionals in China is 450 RMB for 1 year, and 275 RMB for 6 months. The critera for being a SwedCham Young Professionals member is just to be under 35 years old.

Contact

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STEN LI
President of SwedCham Young Professionals in China
Anders Wall Scholarship Holder, Swedish Chamber of Commerce in China
sten@swedcham.cn

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 Entrepreneurship and Business Design, 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, through expanding his network and developing his skills.

Shanghai Committee

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OLLE FALKENÄNG
Head of SwedCham YP Shanghai Committee
Creative & Project Lead, We Are Social

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 & Blockchain wave. Currently, Olle is the Creative & Project Lead at the social media marketing agency, We Are Social.

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Carmen Zhu
Member of SwedCham YP Shanghai Committee
IELTS Officer China, British Council

With almost 4 years’ experience in Education Management industry, Carmen is a graduate from Lund University in South Sweden. In 2016, Carmen completed her Msc. in Managing People, Knowledge and Change, and became a HR intern in an IT startup company in Copenhagen for a short time. Currently, Carmen is responsible for delivering English language test for people who dream to study abroad at British Council. She is good at project planing and operation, and enthusiastically volunteer in connecting Swedish culture with Chinese culture.

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Christelle Kikuni Apamba
Member of SwedCham YP Shanghai Committee
Student, Shanghai University of International Business and Economics

2016 Christelle had the honor to participate in a Chinese competition called “Chinese bridge” in Kunming, China. Because of her good grades and hard-work, she has been awarded with the Chinese government scholarship to pursue her bachelor degree in International economics and trade in Shanghai University of International business and economics. During her studies she has been engaging with Nordic-China Startup Forum. Christelle is excellent in 5 languages and is very interested in dance and food. She is now looking to expand her experiences, network and knowledge on an international level, and one day start her own business.

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Ida Sandgärde
Member of SwedCham YP Shanghai Committee
Assistant Brand Manager, Aventura

Originally a nursing science major; Ida decided to make the switch from medical to marketing and obtained a degree in Chinese Language and International Trade, graduating on top of her class at Donghua University. After nearly 8 years in China, she is now paving the way for sustainable fashion brand mini rodini in China, implementing innovative strategies to lead and grow the brand in this fast moving market.

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Yangie You
Member of SwedCham YP Shanghai Committee
Freelancer

Yangie is an individual freelancer in Shanghai who specializes in English education. She had lived in Sweden for 7 years and she studied Digital Media there. After that she worked for a Nordic film festival as Communication Assistant. She is interested in integrating Swedish culture with Chinese culture in a creative way.

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Mulian Zhou
Member of SwedCham YP Shanghai Committee
Design Engineer, Airbus Group

Hannah Mulian Zhou is freshly graduated from Cranfield University with M.Sc. in Aerospace Computational Engineering and also gained B.Eng in Aerospace Engineering in Queen’s University Belfast. Additionally, she had one-year experience in Hong Kong Baptist University and majored in business administration. During the university period, Mulian attended Chinese Student and Scholarship Association in North Ireland in the position of the secretary minister from 2015 to 2016. Currently, she is working as a design engineer in Airbus Group.

Beijing Committee

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Johan Annell
Head of SwedCham YP Beijing Committee
Project Manager, Business Sweden

Johan Annell started out working as a management consultant in Sweden, focused on automotive, before deciding to combine that skill-set with a decade-old passion for all things Chinese and work full time in Beijing to develop Swedish-Chinese trade and investment. An engineer by training, he enjoys helping develop business opportunities & promote cutting edge solutions in sectors such as sustainable real estate, ICT, industrial equipment and automotive. He also enjoys reading, training martial arts, delving deeper into the Chinese language and exploring nature.

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Joanna (Ren Yanren)
Member of SwedCham YP Beijing Committee
Project Management Officer, Volkswagen Group

After graduating from Tianjin Science and Technology University with dual degree Business English and HR Management, Joanna joined an auto financing company in Beijing and until now already have two-year working experience. Being as a Sales Coordinator, project core member and currently the Project management Officer, she keeps motivated and has more keen to improve interpersonal skills and strengthen the coordination and negotiation capabilities.

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Patrik Sträng
Member of SwedCham YP Beijing Committee
System Engineer, Ericsson

Patrik Sträng is a senior system designer at Ericsson with many years of experience working with the latest trends in the telecommunication business. Currently leading and inspiring teams, driving technical studies and implementing solutions. Has been in Beijing since 2017.

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Aggie Chen
Member of SwedCham YP Beijing Committee
Student, Beijing Foreign Studies University
Communication Intern, Swedish Chamber of Commerce in China

Aggie is a senior student at Beijing Foreign Studies University, majoring in Swedish language and culture. During the college time, Aggie completed the summer term at Toronto University learning Linguistics in 2019, and passed the Level 8 Swedish language test in the exchange program at Lund University in 2020. With 2 years' experience in digital marketing, she is now a communication intern at SwedCham. Currently, she is exploring green strategies in business and preparing for her M.A. in sustainable development.

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Elaine Xue
Member of SwedCham YP Beijing Committee
Communications Officer, Embassy of Sweden

As an energetic cross-functional communicator, Elaine has worked cross sector for international organizations, private/public sector and the media. Before joined Emabssy of Sweden, she had worked with UNICEF Australia and Australian government in charge of organizing charity events. She also worked with Australian Broadcasting Company (ABC) and UN Women China office as intern. She is one of the Davos Global shaper community member. Elaine is now looking to broaden her experience about sharing Sweden, through expanding her network and developing her skills.

Charlotte Svensson

Charlotte Svensson
Member of SwedCham YP Beijing Committee
Working Group Coordinator, European Union Chamber of Commerce in China

Charlotte is currently working as a Working Group Coordinator at the European Union Chamber of Commerce in China, and has a Master of Science degree in Asian Studies from Lund University. Prior to joining the EU Chamber, she worked for the Swedish Embassy in Beijing in between her studies and completed her thesis while interning at the Swedish Institute of International Affairs in Stockholm. Her first ‘China journey’ involved working for the Kempinski Hotel Beijing. Charlotte was also a steering committee member of the Swedish Young Professionals Beijing Chapter between 2015-2016.

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Min Li
Member of SwedCham YP Beijing Committee
Educational Project Director, QTAN Education

Min is currently working as Educational Project Director at QTAN Education in China and holds a Master of Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management from Nottingham University. Meanwhile as a co-founder of Nordic Health Palace, she is working together with Ana who is a Swedish-Chinese entrepreneur based at Stockholm with a special mission to introduce premium quality eco-friendly Nordic products to China to promote good health. She used to work for the Finnish Sports Institute Beijing, Nottingham University Business School Ningbo, Scandinavian Perspectives AB Beijing, and Swedish Committee for Shanghai 2010 World Expo Shanghai. As a cooperative and energetic team member, she can always inspire others with positive attitudes. She is culturally sensitive and an excellent interpersonal communicator and passionate about sports.

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