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SSE MBA Carl Sifvén Scholarship recipients Näva von Rosen, Nina Shariati, and Maria Svensson

Näva von Rosen, Nina Shariati, and Maria Svensson have been awarded the SSE MBA Carl Silfvén Scholarship 2023. The scholarship is presented to the next generation leaders to promote the competitiveness of Swedish-based business in an international market. They are all grateful for the many new opportunities the scholarship offers.

In the picture above, the recipients of the SSE MBA Carl Silfvén scholarship 2023, from left: Maria Svensson, Nina Shariati, and Näva von Rosen.

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 595,000 for the SSE MBA Executive Format program.

Näva von Rosen is Delivery Lead Director at Klarna and has a MSc in Media Technology.

“I am deeply honoured and humbled to have been awarded the SSE MBA Carl Silfvén Scholarship. This incredible opportunity will not only enhance my general management knowledge and provide access to an exceptional network of leaders from various industries but, most importantly, it will empower me to unlock my full potential as a leader in my current and future roles. First and foremost, I want to express my sincere gratitude to the Carl Silfvén Foundation for believing in my abilities and for investing in my education. I also extend my heartfelt thanks to the Stockholm School of Economics for their dedication and professionalism throughout this process – it truly makes all the difference! Lastly, I'd like to acknowledge the unwavering support I've received from my employer, Klarna, my colleagues, as well as my senior leaders, Camilla Gisecke and David Fock. I am so excited for this upcoming endeavor!”, says Näva.

Nina Shariati is Sustainability Strategist at H&M Group with a BSc in Textile Engineering.

“I want to express my sincere gratitude for being chosen as the recipient of the SSE MBA Carl Silfvén scholarship. It is a great honor, and I am deeply thankful to the Carl Silfvén Foundation for this incredible opportunity to pursue the SSE MBA Executive Format program. As the challenges of climate change become more pressing, the way businesses operate must evolve. In less than a decade, companies must significantly reduce their emissions, minimize their impact on the environment, adopt circular business models that are inclusive and fair, while providing desirable products and services. Achieving these goals requires innovative thinking, principled leadership, and courage. As someone passionate about making a positive impact, the scholarship will help me amplify my work towards the net-zero goal, circular-regenerative business models, and fostering inclusive, discrimination-free, and violence-free work environments. Finally, I would like to extend my gratitude to my mentors and sponsors who have supported me in this process.”, says Nina.

Maria Svensson is the Global Brand Counsel at Volvo Cars USA LLC, with a Master of Laws.

“I would like to extend my sincerest gratitude to the Carl Silfvén Foundation for entrusting me with a scholarship to attend the Executive MBA program at the Stockholm School of Economics. This is a strong building block that will allow me to move beyond being a highly qualified expert and become a recognized female leader in the automotive industry. The SSE MBA program will give me a unique opportunity to create a global network of leaders in different industries. It will also equip me with the necessary knowledge and tools to become a confident female leader ready to take on even bigger challenges, while at the same time being recognized as a strong mentor and an inspiration for my peers, particularly young women who aspire to become the leaders of tomorrow. The SSE MBA program will also give me the ability and standing to lead in and around sustainability, and will give me the tools to give life globally to Swedish values through a new and reinvigorated vision of sustainability and impact on people”, says Maria.

“We are convinced that Näva, Nina, and Maria 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.”

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