The Swedish Australian Chamber of Commerce (SACC) started a new Chapter in Melbourne in 2015. There are many Swedish companies based in Melbourne and we have seen a growing interest in the Swedish-Australian community. Our SACC and YP contacts in Melbourne are presented below.


Luke Warren, Acting Chairman Melbourne Chapter. Luke isSACC profile LRW Program Manager of Services with ARRB Group Ltd based in Melbourne, manufacturers of world leading, high-technology road surveying equipment. Luke’s connection to Sweden originates from his father’s employment in Skåne in the 1980’s and formed the basis for his strong affiliation with all things Swedish that continues today.

Benjamin Sandqvist is the Honorary Consul for Sweden in Victoria and runs the Swedish Consulate in Melbourne. Benjamin has been a member of the SACC Melbourne board since inception. He has wide experience within Management Consultancy and Advisory particular around Education, Migration, Government, Information Technology, Tourism and Entertainment sectors. Benjamin is a Registered Migration Agent and Qualified Education Agent Counsellor and holds academic qualifications in Public Administration, Policy and Migration law. Originally from Gothenburg – Sweden, Benjamin came to Melbourne in 2009 after years of work and travelling experience abroad and was naturalised in 2015 and calls Melbourne his home. LinkedIn:

Lilla Kelemen is an award winning marketer with a decade of experience in brand development as well as brand environmental fit-outs and customer journey design. She comes with extensive experience in B2B and retail marketing developing new brand and marketing strategies geared towards changing the perception of services that have lost their relevance. She has had senior roles in financial services and retail agencies. Her recent roles include head of channel marketing at AMP, and currently as the Marketing Strategy lead for RACV Insurance. She brings a wealth of international knowledge, having lived in multiple countries and being fluent in three languages, she has studied international economics and politics, has a degree in business (from UTS) with a double major in marketing and advertising and currently finishing her MBA.

Liv Berg Liaskos is a Senior Lawyer at PricewaterhouseCoopers corporate and commercial legal practice with a particular focus on advising and assisting Australian and off-shore clients on private and public mergers, acquisitions and divestments as well as on corporate governance matters. Liv has extensive experience advising boards of small private companies and large listed corporates on their corporate governance framework and directors duties. Lis is also skilled in risk assessment and management, contracting and project management. Liv holds a Master of Laws, is an admitted lawyer in both Australia and Sweden and a member of the Law Institute of Victoria and the Swedish Bar Association. Originally from Sweden, Liv moved to Melbourne in 2012 where she is now well and truly settled.

Anna Karlström