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.
Karl Söderbärg
Business Associate

Karl Söderbärg joined the Chamber in June 2019. He has studied Industrial Engineering and Management at KTH the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm. He has conducted undergraduate and graduate level exchange programs at the National University of Singapore and Trinity College Dublin, and has studied rhetoric and public speaking at Stockholm University. He has held positions in sales, e-trade, and marketing at Byggmax AB. Besides international trade he is interested in technology and business, with an extensive involvement in different entrepreneurship activities at the Royal Institute of Technology and having assisted Handelsbanken AB with the development of a neural network machine learning solution for mitigation of operational risk in big data handling.