Ylva Freihofer
Executive Director

Ylva Freihofer joined the Chamber in November 2016. She grew up in Uppsala, Sweden and later moved to Geneva, Switzerland to study French. Ylva went on to study Political Science at the University of Geneva and graduated with a Masters (Licence es Sci Pol). Before relocating to New Delhi, India, Ylva worked in Public Relations and Marketing in both Geneva and Zurich. In India she joined the Swiss-Indian Chamber of Commerce as the General Manager. After almost 5 years in New Delhi, she moved back to Switzerland where she assumed the role of Executive Director for the Swiss-Indian Chamber of Commerce. Ylva has been living in the DC area with her family since July 2014. 

Contact: ylva.freihofer@sacc-dc.org

Cerise Pfannenstill

Business Associate

Cerise Pfannenstill joined the Chamber in January 2018. She’s a Business graduate from Lund University with a major in Corporate Financial Management. She’s interested in compliance and sustainability and in her thesis, she examined the presence of women at leading positions in Swedish companies and evaluated the relationship between women and earnings management. Cerise grew up in south of Sweden but she has international experience from studying at San Diego State University and in 2016 she was selected for the exchange program at Santa Clara University in Silicon Valley. Before joining the Chamber, Cerise worked at Nordea Bank AB, the third largest corporation in the Nordic region. At Nordea she worked with analyzing customers’ needs to improve customer service and with risk management to prevent money laundering and financial crime.

Contact: cerise.pfannenstill@sacc-dc.org

Gabrielle Törnberg

Business Associate

Gabrielle Törnberg joined the Chamber in June 2017. She grew up in Stockholm, Sweden and recently graduated from Linköping University with a Master of Science in Business and Economics with profile in French, majoring in management control systems and industrial marketing. During her third year she spent one semester abroad in Montreal, Canada and one semester in Paris, France taking business courses in both Swedish and French.



Contact: gabrielle.tornberg@sacc-dc.org