Young Professionals (YP) is a subdivision of the Swedish Australian Chamber of Commerce that’s been around since 2004. We organise and offer a number of events for Swedes living in Sydney and in Melbourne on a temporary to permanent basis and for people interested in Swedish culture and community in general. Professional or student – we welcome all! We aim to create a network for those who are at the initial stages of their careers and are looking to establish themselves in Sydney and Melbourne.

Our standing events are our after-work drinks first Thursday of the month in both Sydney and Melbourne and besides that, we have our yearly Midsummer and Christmas party in Sydney. Our goal is also to try to arrange a few other events each year such as Lawn Bowling, Wine tours, hot topic talks etc. In the past year we’ve also started to arrange more events in Melbourne. If you are interested in growing our Melbourne YP feel free to contact us.

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Therese Nitenius – Chair of the YP Board, Diversity Recruitment Specialist, IPA.

HR & Recruitment professional who over the past 5 years has been working for the national recruitment company IPA. During this time Therese has been overseeing the NSW operations of the IPA Diversity division. Therese graduated with a Bachelor of Human Resource Management from Uppsala University in 2011 and completed a year of exchange studies at UTS in Sydney. This was the start of her (so far) 9 year long journey in Australia. Therese is a Committee Member of the AHRI NSW Macquarie Park network forum and the NSW Talent Acquisition & Engagement network forum and she has been a Board Member of the Young Professionals since 2016. LinkedIn:

Anna Karlström  – YP Melbourne, Strategist | Consultant | Customer Relationship.

Has experience working with recognised global and domestic organisations within the creative industry across various disciplines such as communication, brand identity & strategy and business & client development. Anna has just received her Master of Business Administration from Victoria University and is keen to continue building her career and network in Melbourne. An ultimate aspiration would be utilising her skill set in marketing, thought leadership and design thinking, pair it with nudging and customer behaviour to create unique contemporary consumer experiences, experiential retail, and brand authenticity across all channels. LinkedIn: /in/annakarlstroem

Julia Bergling, Senior Risk Analyst, Westpac Group.

Julia have always displayed a keen commercial interest winning multiple awards as a teenager including Young Entreprenour of Sweden in 2011. Julia continued to juggle working at Swedbank with university studies at Uppsala Universitet before moving to Australia in 2014, continuing to juggle studies at Macquarie University with working at Smartmove Mortgage Broking and Westpac. She has now advanced to Westpacs division for Anti Money Laundring / Combating the Financing of Terrorism (AML/CTF). Julia has been a part of SACC YP since early 2017.

Felicia Wickbom, Sales Consultant, DNV GL – an internationally renowned certification body and accreditation society.

As an International Studies graduate at the University of Wollongong, she has a great interest in geopolitical, socioeconomic and cultural systems. During her university studies, she pursued these passions, undertaking an internship at the Embassy of Panama, working as a Swedish teacher at the Swedish school in Sydney and volunteering at Greenpeace. LinkedIn: FeliciaWickbom

Felicia Pettersson, Founder and Creative Director, Venaii Creative & Co.

Driven by a passion to help people and businesses better connect, Felicia merges international experience in branding, marketing and the film industry to assist forward-thinking businesses articulate and communicate their brand. Eleven years in Australia, her gained experience includes working in corporate marketing and international feature film production, living 3 years in Melbourne and 8 in Sydney. True to her interest of bringing people together for mutually fruitful relationships, Felicia founded and today runs the creative agency Venaii Creative & Co, a network of curated freelancers delivering design, branding and marketing to Swedish and English-speaking markets. She believes in merging Swedish and Australian business ethics to create a holistically sustainable chain of service delivery – from subcontractor to consumer. Through Venaii Creative & Co she exercises this belief, along with enthusiasm for idea generation, creative content production and all things communication. LinkedIn: Felicia Pettersson

Anton Fredriksson, National Sales Manager, HelloFresh ANZ.

After graduation in 2009, Anton decided to change the northern lights and minus degrees up in northern Lapland for sun, sand and surf in Bondi. He started working in commission sales in Sydney CBD, which a couple of years later gave him the opportunity to incorporate a company in 2015. He has since ventured into education and worked as a consultant helping international students start businesses in Australia as well as co-founded the only Swedish study abroad agency based in Australia, called Australia Study Sweden. He recently got the opportunity to jump onboard as a National Sales Manager at the global market leader in the meal-kit industry, HelloFresh, fastest growing company in Europe 2017 and on track to deliver over 250 million meals in 2019.

Simon Skoog – Regional Restaurant Onboarding Lead, ANZ at UberEats

After 8+ years’ experience from high-growth operations within consultancy, start-ups and customer experience, Simon found his way to Sydney. He is currently leading the Regional Restaurant Onboarding Operation at UberEats for ANZ and before that he spent two years building up the Customer Experience organisation for Uber in the Nordics. Simons passion for entrepreneurship started at the age of 16 when he founded a sailing event company and since then, he’s been part of building up two startups and worked as an auditor at Deloitte.

LinkedIn: Simon Skoog


“Young Professionals – it sounds so serious, is it really something for me?” As a group, our board and our members make up a diverse pool of people from all kinds of professional backgrounds and from a wide range of industries. We are very inclusive and making everyone feel welcome is very important to us! If you are under 35 a Young Professional membership might be the right choice.




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