Mission and Vision – Making trade happen!
Make Trade is an international platform and non-profit organisation founded in 2011 by the chambers of commerce in Sweden to enable business to expand internationally and make better use of both local and global business networks. We also own and run a for profit service company providing services in international trade and business, where the profit goes back to our Make Trade non-for profit organisation.
We are passionate about making trade happen. Our international consultancy platform, Sweden on the Go, is a service which enables business and organisations to search for and be matched with qualified international consultants and expertise on international business and trade. See how we can serve you on www.swedenonthego.se .
We believe in promoting trade not aid in developing countries, the only way forward if we are to succeed in creating more inclusive and sustainable growth globally. Make Trade and our network of international consultants have real hands on experience with developing business and trade also on complex markets.
Successful collaboration, across a wide range of sectors and geographies with local business organisations and companies, has allowed Make Trade to build valuable partnerships and networks.
Make Trade also has a good track record of promoting and inspiring more women to expand their businesses internationally. Some of our most successful partnerships are with local women business networks and women entrepreneurs.
By making trade happen in a sustainable way, we believe we can make a difference, both to your company and you as an individual.
Board of Directors
Charlotte Kalin – Chairman of the board and co-founder of Make Trade, with long standing international experience from trade and business development.
Dick Jansson – Co-founder and former chairman of Make Trade – experience from promoting regional business in Sweden as CEO of the Mid Chamber of Commerce in Sweden, chairman of the regional science park and incubator Åkroken, chairman of the regional airport Midlanda Flygplats and board engagement in several small and medium sized businesses.
Carina Ekblom – Vice chairman of the board – experience as CEO in the Intertek consortium with quality and management certification services, and from management and leadership consulting.
Pernilla Stålhane – experience from scaling up her family business Pallmax and establishing business throughout Africa.
Ross Hopwood – experience from doing international business worldwide, including as export mananger for Assa Abloy in the Middle East, and scaling up small and medium sized businesses internationally.
Tobias Töpel – experienced entrepreneur in e-commerce with business in Sweden, Canada and the US.
Natalie Phalén – CEO of the Swedish Institute of Anti-Corruption and previous experience from legal practice at the law firm Setterwalls.
Kirsten Åkerman – experience in communication and public affairs for Swedish Enterprise and promoting business development on the island of Gotland, engaged social entrepreneur and influencer.
Get in Touch!
Make Trade, c/o Charlotte Kalin
SE- 113 28 Stockholm
Make Trade c/o Chamber Trade Sweden
United Spaces Stockholm AB
Waterfront building, P.O Box 190
SE- 101 23 Stockholm
Tax registration number
United Spaces Business Center