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 | Sydney

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: Therese Nitenius

Anton Fredriksson – National Sales Manager, HelloFresh ANZ | Sydney

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.

Linkedin: Anton Fredriksson

Felicia Pettersson – Founder and Creative Director, Venaii Creative & Co | Sydney

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. 11 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. Felicia founded and today runs the creative agency Venaii Creative & Co, 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.
Linkedin: Felicia Pettersson

Simon Skoog – Regional Restaurant Onboarding Lead, ANZ at UberEats | Sydney

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

Paulina Sahlstedt – Marketing Manager, Progenesis | Sydney

Paulina is a driven sales and marketing professional with a special interest in customer experience. With a background in property Paulina left Sweden to move to Australia in 2016 where she started working for the Real Estate company Ray White. Since then she has completed her studies in marketing and took on an internship at CBA’s innovation lab. Now she’s working as marketing manager for Australia’s leading commercial lease and property management software provider. Paulina has been a part of the YP board since September 2020 and truly enjoys contributing to a thriving and rewarding Swedish network.

Linkedin: Paulina Sahlstedt

Tove Rosengren – Business Student | Digital Services, Marketing, Project Management | Sydney

An avid learner, Tove is in her final year of a Bachelor of Business from University West in Sweden and writing her thesis on Organisational Leadership. Her studies have focused on Entrepreneurship and Marketing fuelling a desire to seek out creative marketing career opportunities. This lead Tove to join the Sail GP circuit in 2020 during the Sydney leg of the event as a Communications Coordinator, a fortunate internship opportunity to work with and learn from international media personnel. Tove joined the Swedish Australian Chamber of Commerce Young Professionals as a board member in January 2021.

Linkedin: Tove Rosengren

Anna Karlström – Strategist | Consultant | Customer Relationship | Melbourne

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: Anna Karlstrom

John Johansson – Manager, Compliance, ASX | Melbourne

Born and raised in Sweden but have called Australia home since 2011. Starting off with the consulting firm KPMG in Stockholm until a secondment took him Down Under. John holds a Master’s in Accounting and Auditing from Lund University and he earned his Chartered Accountant Australia and New Zealand designation in 2015. He has since 2015 been working with the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) in Sydney and Melbourne listing new entities to the stock exchange and now recently as Manager to implement new processes and technology. He has served on several boards dealing with the environment and the natural world as the focal point. If not contemplating on the next book to read, he enjoys running or taking the bike for a spin.
Linkedin: John Johansson

Helen Andersson – M&A Valuations Analyst, Deloitte | Melbourne

Helen is a people person passionate about seeking new experiences and thrives in challenging environments. She has a diverse range of experience having studied and worked in corporate finance, business development, financial advisory, and consulting across Europe, North America, Middle East and Asia Pac. She worked at the Swedish Chamber of Commerce for the UK in London in 2015, where she facilitated events on a weekly basis with business executives as well as young professionals. Helen moved to Melbourne in 2019 and is currently juggling her job at Deloitte with CFA level II studies while taking every opportunity to explore Australia.

Linkedin: Helen Andersson


“Young Professionals – 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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