James Savage, CEO and Publisher
James moved to Sweden from the UK at the start of the millennium and was a co-founder of The Local in 2004. The Local provides local news and advice for international professionals and expats in nine European countries. James is currently CEO & Publisher at The Local and is also a panelist and regular commentator for Swedish, British and US media, talking about issues affecting international professionals and Swedish current affairs.
Philip Sheppard, Senior Relationship Manager
Philip has worked for Handelsbanken for almost 35 years, with much time spent in the UK. Philip held the position of Head of Private Banking – among other positions – in Handelsbanken’s London office. Philip is currently Senior Relationship Manager at Handelsbanken in Stockholm.
Emma Berglund Uväng, Managing Partner
Emma is Managing Partner at Schjødt law firm. She has extensive experience in advising companies in distressed situations and she also represents clients in connection with insolvency related litigation. She is regularly appointed as an administrator in company reorganisation, bankruptcy trustee and liquidator.
Julian Henwood, Partner and Head of European Business Development
Julian has over 30 years’ experience in project managing significant cross-border corporate transactions for a largely European-headquartered client base – including mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and asset purchases and disposals.
Claes Berglund, Head of Public Affairs & Sustainability
Claes Berglund has been a senior executive in the shipping industry for 15 years, including leading roles at Stena Line. Previously he worked for 12 years in road-based transport and third-party logistics services. Mr Berglund is also a reserve officer in the Royal Swedish Navy.
Magdalena Gerger, Chair
Magdalena was appointed Chair of the BSCC at the AGM on 31 May. Magdalena was formerly the President & CEO of Systembolaget AB where she worked from May 2009 until 1st February 2022. Magdalena currently holds non-executive board positions with Investor AB and Peab and she is the Chair of Nefab and of the Royal Academy of Engineering – the Business Council. She is a member of VW global Sustainability Council.