Malin Parkler has been appointed the new Chair of the American Chamber of Commerce in Sweden (AmCham Sweden) succeeding Biörn Riese who held the post for the past three years. Malin previously served as a Vice Chair for AmCham.
Founded in 1992, AmCham Sweden is a non-profit organization whose primary mission is to promote trade and investment between the United States and Sweden, and U.S. corporate interests in Sweden.
"We are extremely proud to welcome Malin Parkler as the first female Board Chair in the history of our organization,” stated Peter Dahlen, Managing Director of AmCham Sweden. “Throughout her time as a Board member, Malin has offered wise counsel and exemplary service to AmCham, including to our Life Sciences Working Committee, of which she has been an intergral member since its inception.”
"My ambition is to further contribute to a thriving dialogue and improvements of Swedish and American business." Malin Parkler is the Country Manager of Pfizer Sweden, a position she has held since 2014 and has been with the company since 2002. Malin is also serving as the Chair for the Pharmaceutical Industry Association in Sweden. Malin earned a Master of Medical Science degree from Karolinska Institutet in 1999.
In conjunction with AmCham Sweden's Annual General Meeting where the new Board was appointed, Ann Linde, Swedish Minister for Foreign Affairs, and Paul Narain, Acting Deputy Chief of Mission for the U.S. Embassy in Sweden both spoke on the importance of strong relations between the United States and Sweden. A third keynote speaker, Johan Forssell, President and CEO of Investor AB, presented “Engaged Ownership in a Complex World”.
View photos from the 2019 AmCham Sweden Annual General Meeting below.