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SweCham

History

The Thai-Swedish Chamber of Commerce (SweCham) was inaugurated in 1989 by Their Majesties HM King Carl XVI Gustaf and HM Queen Silvia of Sweden, and has over 30 years since its existence, established itself firmly within the Thai-Swedish and international business community in Thailand.  Today, the SweCham has members ranging from well-known multinational companies to small start-ups and local companies, making the Chamber an important trade association representing a range of businesses in Thailand.

Objectives

The Chamber is a member-driven, non-profit, non-governmental organisation offering support and assistance to Swedish, and Swedish-related companies and individuals, in Thailand.  The SweCham is dedicated to:

  • The promotion, advancement and protection of its members’ business interests;
  • Enhancing the commercial relations between Sweden and Thailand, and 
  • Improving the business climate in Thailand through seeking affiliation with appropriate bodies in Thailand.

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member-Driven

The promotion, advancement and protection of its members’ business interests

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Advocacy

Improving the business climate in Thailand through seeking affiliation with appropriate bodies in Thailand.

 

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Trade Promotion

Enhancing the commercial relations between Sweden and Thailand

SweCham

Since 1989

The Chamber conducts an essential role in the Thai-Swedish business community and continuously works to identify business- and trade problems and opportunities. As such, the Chamber provides regular business opportunities for its members through a variety of functions and activities, and it continuously seeks to develop these activities to empower the growing Swedish business community.

SweCham is working closely with other trade associations and organisations, providing a united voice to advocate for the interests of its members and to improve the business climate in Thailand. This includes interaction with for example the Board of Trade, Thai Customs Department, Immigration and Revenue Departments, the Board of Investment etc. facilitating access to top officials in the Thai administration.

SweCham

Organisation

The Chamber Board of Directors is composed of a President, three Vice Presidents, and committee members responsible for membership relations, programs and activities, foreign chamber and government relations, legal affairs, media and treasury. An Executive Director and  an Office Manager are running the daily work and administration of the Chamber.

Board Members

Peter Björk

PRESIDENT

Managing Director for CCM Center for Change Management Ltd.

Peter is a veteran in the fields of  Thailand and Southeast Asia where he has been active for the last 20 years.

Jan Eriksson

VICE PRESIDENT

Managing Director of Spica and Husqvarna

Lars Andersson

VICE PRESIDENT

Director of Capaciton Ltd.

Tomas Julin

VICE PRESIDENT

Executive Chairman of EQHO Group

Daniel Lindgren

TREASURER

Founder of Rapid Asia

Daniel has been working in Thailand since 2008 and is the founder of Rapid Asia, a social development consulting firm that works with donors and UN agencies to improve the performance of development programs.

Prof. Roy Andersson

governor

Associate Dean International Affairs, Professor in Quality and Logistics at Jönköping University

Robert Björklund

governor

President and Head of Saab Thailand & Vietnam

Robert Björklund is the VP and Head of Saab Thailand & Vietnam and has been working in Thailand since the beginning of January 2018.

Jeeranphawee Chanthanawin

GOVERNOR

Brand Manager of Beauty Medical Thailand Co., Ltd.

Anders Frummerin

GOVERNOR

CEO, Frummerin Consulting PTE LTD

Benny Mattsson

GOVERNOR

Director Supplier Quality of Autoliv Asia ROH Co.,Ltd.

Igor Maurell

governor

Lars Svensson

Governor

Founder and Managing Partner of Wallander & Sson

Stefan Szot

Governor

Country Manager of Fitness24Seven



James Teague

GOVERNOR

Country President of AstraZeneca (Thailand) Ltd.

Björn Berggren

ADVISOR

Director of International Affairs Southeast Asia at KTH Royal Institute of Technology

Anders Lundquist

ADVISOR

President of Pacific 2000 Recruitment Co. Ltd, CEO of Pacific 2000 Singapore, Director of Amata.

Pacific 2000 is a Recruitment Company assisting primarily international companies in the search and selection of personnel in Thailand and other Southeast Asian markets.

Christer Nilsson

ADVISOR

Managing Director for Media Partner

“With a background as an IT & Business editor at the Bonnier Group, I moved to Thailand in the first half of the 1990´s. As MD for Media Partner I have done everything a “media man” does, eventually more on the business/current affairs intelligence side than anything else. One advice to newcomers is to learn the local language!”

Peter Temander

ADVISOR

RTD, ex Vice President Saab International

Working on four continents for Swedish Defence Industries. 30 years experience of Government and industry business in South East Asia. Moved to Singapore 1988 and to Bangkok 1999.

Anna Jakenberg Brinck

OBSERVER

Deputy Head of Mission at the Embassy of Sweden in Bangkok

Carl Lindwall

OBSERVER

Trade Commissioner of Sweden to Thailand incl. Myanmar, Cambodia & Lao PDR

Our Team

Pojanath Bhatanacharoen

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Napavorn Chinprayoon

OFFICE MANAGER