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Introducing the new SACC-USA Executive Director

29 Jun 2021 6:12 AM | Alma Lindkvist

We are very happy to announce that Karin Hammar is our new Executive Director at SACC-USA!


Karin has been the Executive Director of the Swedish American Chamber of Commerce of Washington D.C. directing the organization’s work in the greater Washington D.C. metropolitan area. She will be succeeded by Charlotte Kramer. Prior, Karin worked at the International Monetary Fund in Washington D.C., the United Nations in New York, the European Commission, and the Foreign Trade Association in Brussels. A native of Sweden, Karin has an MSc. from the Gothenburg School of Business, Economics and Law at the University of Gothenburg and the Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management. 

“Karin is a seasoned professional and energetic leader. Her warmth, collegial style, practical approach to problem solving, and a skill for leveraging the Swedish American business community and trade and investment opportunities at large have earned Karin the esteem of our members and Board” said SACC-USA Chairman Michael C. Andersson. “The Board is excited to work with Karin as our new Executive Director and confident that SACC-USA will thrive under her guidance.” 

“I am grateful for the Board’s confidence in me and am honored and excited to lead such a strong and admired organization of stellar corporations and individuals, from household brand names to pioneers, from multinationals to start-ups on both sides of the Atlantic. I am especially grateful to Johan Marcus for his guidance before and during the transition. During his tenure, he strengthened SACC-USA to include 2,500 members and some 300 events per year undergirding commerce and investments across the U.S. and helped the organization weather the COVID-19 crisis.”

As Executive Director, Karin will work closely with the SACC-USA Board, regional chambers, and other stakeholders to maintain and expand the SACC-USA offer including trade delegations to US states and the talent mobility program with Swedish and American universities and companies. One of her first acts as director will be to oversee the Executive Forum on September 29-30, the organization’s biggest event of the year.

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