With a career that spans twenty years and includes experience within a variety of industries, Helena brings multifaceted and deep knowledge to SACC-SF/SV. She has many years of experience working as a management consultant and holding leadership positions within sales, marketing and communication at a number of internationally recognized companies, including Arla Foods, Ericsson and communication agency Kreab. She has also been the CEO at two startups and at Swedish construction companies, and has been the head of communications at the Institute for Environmental Medicine at Karolinska Institutet, one of Europe’s largest and most prestigious medical universities.
Helena moved to Silicon Valley with her husband Magnus in 2013 and she fell in love with the Bay Area at first sight. Having lived abroad with Magnus and their three children for several years, she thoroughly enjoys the international vibe of the region which contributes to its dynamic and inspirational business environment. She is looking forward to using her leadership skills and innovative mindset to coordinate the work of the SACC-SF/SV team, to develop the Chamber’s brand and to expand its network. She is particularly excited about engaging more young professionals in the Chamber’s activities and incorporating their ideas and creative spirit in the work of the Chamber.