Karin Hammar
Executive Director

Karin joined SACC-DC in March 2019 as Executive Director. As such she is responsible for the day-to-day operations and implementing the strategic plans of the organization.
Prior, Karin worked at the International Monetary Fund in the spokesperson’s office as well as with fiscal and statistical questions.
She has worked for the United Nations in New York as Political Affairs Officer in the Office of the Under-Secretary-General. Karin has also worked for a premier American consulting firm and in the Directorate for Industrial Affairs at the European Commission in Brussels.
Karin has a master’s degree in economics and business administration from Gothenburg School of Economics coupled with studies in political science, French and Spanish.
Emmie Mikaelsson
Business Associate

Emmie Mikaelsson joined the chamber in December 2018. She obtained her Master’s degree from the University of Kent majoring in International Political Economy. She is interested in how global politics and economics interact and prior to her joining the chamber, she did an internship at the Ministry of Trade, Industry and East African Community Affairs in Rwanda. Emmie was born in Sweden and spent 9 years in the United States as a child. She studied one semester abroad at San Diego State University in 2012. Prior to her Master studies she obtained her Bachelor’s degree in International Relations with a minor in Political Science and Economic History from Stockholm University. Emmie has worked in the communications department at Atlas Copco, where one of her biggest projects was managing a marketing campaign that promoted the inclusion of women engineers.
Maria Alamine
Business Associate

Maria Alamine joined the Chamber in June 2018. She grew up in Sweden and has lived in Paris for one year where she studied at the university of IPAG. Maria has a bachelor’s degree in the field of International Business and graduated from Linneaus University in Sweden. She’s fluent in Swedish, English, Arabic and speaks French. Overall her education focused on the internationalization and the growth of domestic organizations to global markets. She recently worked at Jobtip in Gothenburg where tasks involved navigating and consulting companies on how to strengthen their Employer Brand to specific target groups on social media.