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SSE MBA Carl Silfvén scholarship recipients Jesus De Abreu and Christian Karlsson

Jesus De Abreu and Christian Karlsson have been awarded the SSE MBA Carl Silfvén scholarship 2022. The scholarship is presented to the next generation of leaders to promote the competitiveness of Swedish-based business in an international market.

“We are convinced that Jesus De Abreu and Christian Karlsson will contribute to the program, bring best practices and management knowledge back into their respective businesses, and continue to drive change and innovation” says Karin Wiström, Director SSE MBA, Stockholm School of Economics. “We are very proud that the Carl Silfvén Foundation offers these scholarships.”  The SSE MBA Carl Silfvén scholarship is funded by the Carl Silfvén Foundation, based on the will of Carl Silfvén from 1914.  The scholarship covers the full tuition fee of SEK 495,000 for the SSE MBA Executive Format program.  

Jesus De Abreu is Engineer at Scania AB, with a PhD in Chemical Reaction Engineering from Chalmers University of Technology. Christian Karlsson is Head of Business Development at AddLife AB, with a Master of Science in Political Science and Public Administration. Both are grateful for the many new opportunities the scholarship offers.

“I would like to express my sincere gratitude to the Carl Silfvén Foundation for giving me the opportunity to join the SSE MBA Executive Format program”, says Jesus. “This unique experience will enable me to acquire the technical knowledge and skillset needed to contribute to the society by driving change and innovation towards a sustainable transport system, creating a world of mobility that is better for business, society, and the environment. I also hope to grow as a visionary, courageous, and collaborative leader who inspires others to contribute to positive change”, he continues. 

“I would like to extend my sincere gratitude to the Carl Silfvén Foundation for awarding me this year’s SSE MBA Carl Silfvén Scholarship. It is an exceptional opportunity, for which I feel both honoured, privileged, and very excited”, says Christian.

“For some time, my ambition has been to push for change and development in the healthcare sector, in benefit for society and people, by finding new centre of gravities that can drive, influence, or inspire, positive impact. I am guided by a belief that innovative thinking, business integrity and sustainability are all crucial areas for a successful business expansion. Thus, also core to any company that intends to stay relevant in tomorrow’s society.

This unique opportunity offered by the Carl Silfvén Foundation will without any doubt support my journey; allowing me to amplify my knowledge base, acquire new insights and develop my capabilities. Also, together with my fellow MBA students and the SSE network, I am looking forward to co-create real value during this intensive and inspiring period ahead.

I would also like to thank my employer AddLife for the nomination and full support in this initiative. The future is bright, we only have to create it!”, Christian continues.

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