Björn Porlein joined the SACC-DC team in May 2023 as an Interim Executive Director, working as a Manager Associate. He holds an MBA from the University of Gothenburg School of Business, Economics, and Law and brings valuable experience from his previous role at SKF AB. Regarding his most recent experience, Björn was honored with the prestigious Sten-Olof Palm scholarship from the Gothenburg Retailers’ Association, which enabled him to work at SACC-USA for a year, closely assisting Karin Hammar, the Corporate Executive Director. In this capacity, Björn oversaw board engagement, membership, and events, also serving as the project manager for the SACC Executive Forum. With his dynamic, highly talented, and motivated approach, Björn will ensure active engagement within SACC-DC.
Fun fact: Björn grew up in a medieval castle called Burg Abenberg, where his parents ran a gourmet restaurant.