The Swedish Australian Chamber of Commerce (SACC) started up the Chapter in Perth Western Australia in 2018. With support from the Swedish-Australian business community in Western Australia the Chapter has been growing and established a close network and events. Our SACC and YP contacts in Perth WA are Joseph Olsson, Lisa Jahrsten, Figge Boksjö, Jonas Edner, Andrew Abercromby, Pia Nilsson and Oscar Gustavson.


Joseph Olsson, Chair Perth WA Chapter

General Manager – Ground Engaging Tools & Buckets at Sandvik

Joseph started his role at Sandvik in 2021 as General Manager – Ground Engaging Tools & Buckets. He came to Australia with Swedish steel maker SSAB, where he was Business Line Manager for a new venture within SSAB developing and launching new innovative products for the key mining markets. Prior to that, he was heading sales, strategy and business development at G&G Mining Fabrication, a subsidiary of SSAB. During his years in Australia, he has supported miners and mining contractors in improving the productivity of their mobile and fixed mining equipment through innovative designs and material upgrades. In addition, building on his experience as an M&A manager at SSAB in Sweden, he hunts for and oversees transactions to support growth in the Asia-Pacific region. Before joining SSAB and then Sandvik, he worked as a management consultant in a broad range of companies and industries. LinkedIn: Joseph Olsson

Lisa Jahrsten, Honorary Consul for Sweden in Western Australia

Lisa studied political science and French at Lund University also has a Diploma in business Communications from IBM Business School. Worked for Hewlett Packard before she moved to Australia in 1995 where she worked within the IT industry for many years with Computer Corp, Synergy and Vizstone. Lisa have been involved with Swedish organisations more or less since moving to Perth, she was the president for the Swedish Club of WA and later for SWEA Perth. Lisa is married to Tom and they have two children.

Figge Boksjö, Business Owner, Managing Director & IT Professional

Figge has over 30 years of international experience in a wide range of industries and regions, working in roles such as CIO, Head of IT, Regional IT Manager, Project Manager, Consultant Manager, System Governance, Network design, ERP implementations. Running his own IT services company Acobea with recent years contracting to the IT department at Swedish-based Nynas. A frequent business traveller to Asian capital cities setting up and maintaining local IT operations for Nynas. Lived and worked many years in São Paulo, Brazil before coming to Sydney in 2002. Moved across to Perth in 2017 and engaged in Swedish start-up ventures and also on the committee as the Treasurer for Swedish Club of WA. LinkedIn: Figge Boksjö

Jonas Edner, Managing Director, Candy People Australia

Jonas has spent over 25 years living in Perth, Western Australia, where he runs Moose Cafe & Restaurant in Claremont. Jonas has been in refrigerated logistics for many years and turned to import and wholesale of Swedish confectionary in 2011. By 2013 the business had a national footprint and today supplies many of businesses around Australia with Swedish connections. LinkedIn: Jonas Edner

Andrew Abercromby, Managing Director Serneke Australia

Andrew is an experienced company director with a broad range of international construction, consulting, and executive management experience, and a personal commitment to environmental and social sustainability. He is a Civil/Environmental Engineer and a Registered Builder, holds a Master of Business Administration from INSEAD in France, and is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. Andrew set up Apropos in 1986 to provide contracting and consulting services to professional organisations in Australia and overseas. In 2000, Apropos co-established Consortium Builders in Western Australia. In 2018, the company was re-branded SERNEKE Australia after acquisition by one of Sweden’s most dynamic construction firms. LinkedIn: Andrew Abercromby

Pia Nilsson,

LinkedIn: Pia Nilsson

Oscar Gustavson, Vice President, Grinding Mills at Outotec

LinkedIn: Oscar Gustavson



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