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Emil Akander (Trade Commissioner of Sweden to Singapore)

Emil Akander

Trade Commissioner of Sweden to Singapore

The Government of Sweden appointed Emil Akander as the inaugural Trade Commissioner to Singapore in 2015. Business Sweden in Singapore oversees the market area for Southeast Asia meaning its six Trade Offices responsible for ten markets. During 2013-2015, Emil was the Country Manager for Business Sweden in Singapore. Prior, Emil was based in Brussels and The Hague as the Head of EU Affairs at Business Sweden Benelux. With extensive knowledge of International Trade and International Business Development, his primary focus areas include the Government Sector, Transport Infrastructure and Health Care.

Prior to Business Sweden, Emil worked at the Cabinet of the former First Vice President Margot Wallström of the European Commission. Before the Commission, he was posted in Beijing for Business Sweden.

Emil Akander holds a Degree of Master of Laws, LL M, from Stockholm University. Emil is a Board Member of the Nordic Innovation House in Singapore and the Swedish Chamber of Commerce in Singapore.