Meet our talented team

We are currently a team of four individuals with varied backgrounds who are dedicated to strengthening the Swedish-American trade relationship.

Executive Director

Karin Hammar

As Executive Director, Karin is responsible for implementing the strategic plans of the organization and the day-to-day operations. Karin has previously worked at the International Monetary Fund in the Spokesperson’s office as well as with fiscal and statistical questions. Prior she was a Political Affairs Officer in the Office of the Under-Secretary-General at the United Nations in New York. 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 from Gothenburg School of Economics coupled with studies at the
Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management and university studies in French. Karin also speaks Spanish and German. Karin is an avid athlete and sports mom living in Arlington with her husband and two teenage sons.


Thea Nguyen

Thea has studied international trade at the City University of Hong Kong with a focus on the Hong Kong-China conflict as well as the US-China trade relations and is in her final year of pursuing a Master’s degree in Business and Economics at the Linköping University in Sweden with a specialization finance and statistics. Thea has been a sustainability advisor at Sustainergies, advising firms on ways to improve sustainable development, and has worked with supply chain optimization at BillerudKorsnäs. As a strong advocate for gender equality, she has also been the project leader for Women’s Finance Days at Linköping University to inspire young women students to careers in finance. Further, Thea believes that innovative business ideas and solutions that improve our everyday life should not be limited by country borders. Of Vietnamese and Swedish background, She is passionate about globalization and contributing to worldwide access to smart innovation. Thea joined SACC-DC in June 2020.


David Grönqvist

David Grönqvist has studied a bachelor’s degree in Business and Economics at Linköping University in Sweden with an emphasis in management. He is currently pursuing a master’s in International and European Relations. David has an interest in defense and security policies but hopes to bring a combination of skills in business and public policies to the chamber as well. Outside academia, David enjoys being outdoor doing various types of sport activities. David joined SACC-DC in January 2021 remote from Sweden but hopes to join the colleagues in Washington D.C. in the summer. 


Rasmus Jonsson

Rasmus Jonsson joined SACC-DC in January 2021. His academic background eccompasses a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in international business & management from California State University, Monterey Bay. Rasmus is currently in his second to last semester at American University and Kogod School of Business, located in Washington DC, where he is pursuing a master’s degree in Sustainability Management. With a passion for sustainability, Rasmus will contribute to the chamber with knowledge and competence in and around the topic of sustainability. Further, Rasmus hopes to be able to assist in the process of connecting more Swedish and American companies and institutions that share a common goal of more sustainable tomorrow.