Our task is to support our members` Swedish-Polish business relations
Swedish-Polish Chamber of Commerce
Our Strength lies with our members
Our rapidly growing community has one common denominator – everyone is committed to developing Swedish-Polish business relations.
Our task is to embrace this committment and to support the members by facilitating their business activities focused on Sweden and Poland. Our strength lies in our members` successes and our job is to contribute to these successes by providing contacts and knowledge and by always being ready to assist with advice. We only succeed when our members succeed. We are grateful for our members` trust and we promise to always seek to live up to our members` expectations.
Chairman of the Board Hans-Jacob Bonnier, surrounded by the 2 Vice Chairmen Anders Ronander and Jerry Ralowski.
How the Chamber was formed
On May 30, 1929, the Swedish-Polish Chamber of Commerce held its first General Meeting of Members (annual meeting) with 32 members. The preparation work had taken about a year. The incentive to form the Chamber of Commerce was a Polish desire to expand trade relations with the Nordic countries, primarily with Sweden. The head of the Polish State Export Institute in Warsaw had been invited to speak on the subject of “Trade relations between Sweden and Poland” at a gathering of the Swedish-Polish Association in Stockholm on May 4, 1928. In his talk, he had proposed “the establishment of an institution with the aim of expanding and intensifying trade between the two countries”. After the proposal was discussed between representatives of Swedish authorities and of trade and industry, a committee was appointed with the task of investigating the possibility of establishing a Swedish-Polish Chamber of Commerce. The result of the committee’s work was that about a year later the first General Meeting of Members of the Chamber was held and the Chamber could start its operations.
The Chamber of today
Our operations have naturally changed greatly over time. Please see and hear how in this short film from the seminar ”Energy Solutions of the Future” at Bonnierhuset in Stockholmden on 17 March 2023. You must be logged in to LinkedIn and can then watch the film here.
93 years after the Chamber was formed – a Board meeting in April 2022. From left Ewa Weijne, Robert Hultman, Chairman of the Board Hans-Jacob Bonnier and Vice Chairman Anders Ronander.
Board of Directors of the Swedish-Polish Chamber of Commerce
Hans-Jacob Bonnier, Chairman, Board Member, Dagens Industri, Puls Biznesu, Bonnier Family Council
Anders Ronander, Vice Chairman, Chairman of the Board, Seasam Food AB
Jerry Ralowski, Vice Chairman, Market entry consultant to Scandinavian and Polish companies
Małgorzata Wiśniewska, Vice Chairman, Founder and owner, Target Redovisning AB
Hans Forslöf, Managing Partner, EMA Partners Sweden AB
Dr. Mattias Lindgren, Country Manager Poland & Head of Eurasia, Business Sweden
Dariusz Januszewski, CEO, Nordiska Unipol AB,
Ewa Krokosz, Senior Legal Counsel, ICA-gruppen
Daniel Larsson, Country Manager, Eolus Poland
Conrad Wallenrodhe, Partner, Linklaters Poland
Ewa Weijne, Head of Financial Division, Government Offices
Malgorzata Musińska-Kubis, Head of Marine Logistics Section, Ciech Group
Stefan Löfström, Director Marketing & Sales, BAE Systems Bofors AB
Sofia Valentin, Owner, Head of Sales & Marketing, Joy Shop,
Mikael Benthe, Head of Business Promotion & Communication, Swedish Embassy in Warsaw
Robert Hultman, CEO, The Military Club in Stockholm
Börje Risinggård, former long-time CEO of the Swedish-Polish Chamber of Commerce and author of the newsletter NOTISER från Polen
Małgorzata Wiśniewska, Vice Chairman of the Board
Below you see a selection of companies from our membership list.