Ylva Freihofer

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.

Emmie Mikaelsson

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

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.