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New Leadership for the UKFSSE

The UK Friends of SSE is a charitable organization based in the UK, which works closely with the Stockholm School of Economics to provide opportunities to engage and support the alumni network in the UK. On August 31, 2020, Anette Elfving Ferm took over as President of the organization, following the leadership of Håkan Gomér.

Anette Elfving Ferm, (SSE, 1986-1990), took over as President of the UK Friends of SSE (UKFSSE), following the leadership of Håkan Gomér (SSE, 1968-1971). Håkan Gomér continues as an active member of the Board and a Trustee. Under his leadership, from 2018, the UKFSSE was formed, and strong collaboration between the organization and SSE was established. In addition, the UKFSSE, together with SSE, arranged a large number of both physical and online events, specifically targeted at SSE alumni in the UK, as well as facilitated charitable donations from the alumni in the UK to SSE. With the launch of UKFSSE in May 2018, Håkan’s vision was to align the organization with SSE’s overarching educational mission of FREE and offer alumni in the UK a combination of social and content-based career support. A high number and wide range of UK-based alumni have since participated in the various events organized by the UKFSSE.

“It's been – and remains – a great opportunity for UK alumni to benefit from SSE’s knowledge, networks and other resources, and for SSE to actively support that process”.
Håkan Gomér
Former President of the UK Friends of SSE (UKFSSE)

Anette Elfving Ferm has served as an active member of the UKFSSE Board since its inception in 2018 and oversees the finances of the organization. Anette has a background in finance and currently works as the Chief Financial Officer of the Swedish School in London.

“Under Håkan’s leadership the UKFSSE has built a strong foundation of support and networking opportunities for SSE alumni in the UK, as well as providing a channel for us to support SSE and its mission of FREE”, said Anette Elfving Ferm and added: “I look forward to continuing this work, with a focus on strengthening the network and the ongoing mutual support between the SSE and its UK alumni.”
Annette Elfving Ferm
President of the UK Friends of SSE (UKFSSE)

About the UK Friends of SSE

The UKFSSE is a charitable organization based in the UK, which works closely with the Stockholm School of Economics to provide opportunities to engage and support the alumni network in the UK, educational activities and research at the School. The objectives of the organization include providing career support, lectures, seminars and networking events to alumni living in the UK, as well as facilitating charitable contributions from the UK to SSE. Since its creation, the UKFSSE have co-organized eight events in London together with SSE. This fall, the UKFSSE will continue to organize online events and webinars especially relevant for our alumni network in the UK.

We would also like to take this opportunity to inform you that, unfortunately, London Homecoming will not take place this year due to the ongoing global pandemic. However, we hope to be back in full force next year and celebrate London Homecoming in 2021!

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