Klaus Björkgren appointed to Finnish Business Council Shanghai Board of Directors
Nordic Match Klaus Björkgren has been appointed to the Board of Directors of Finnish Business Council Shanghai (FBCS). FBCS is the largest Finnish business community outside Finland, with over 150 members.
Klaus joined Nordic Match in June 2019 with the role to build Nordic Match’s business in Finland. Previously, Klaus has worked with Handelsbanken in Hong Kong and Business Finland in Guangzhou. He holds a M.Sc. from Lund University School of Economics, and speaks Finnish, Swedish, English and Mandarin Chinese.
“It is an honour to join the FBCS Board of Directors. The organization is an important platform for Finnish companies in China, and I look forward to work with the Board to expand the network”, Klaus said.
Finland has world leading companies in several industries where Nordic Match sees a significant potential in China, including energy efficiency solutions and digital services. Nordic Match strive to be the trusted advisor to Finnish companies in terms of growth initiatives and cutting-edge solutions to the world’s largest market. The FBCS network offers a support platform for leaders to break myths about doing business in China. The market evolves at a tremendous speed, making it impossible to navigate without support from others. This is where FBCS brings value to decision makers.
“Most senior executives that I speak to in Finland are optimistic about China, but there are still a lot of uncertainties relating for example to the practicalities of a M&A process and transparency of local companies. These risks are still present, but once we identify the equity story that can create value on both sides, we see that Chinese business owners are extremely growth oriented”, Klaus commented.
“We have built a strong financial advisory team at Nordic Match that specializes in the Sino-Nordic market. And I will leverage the new role with FBCS to further bridge the opportunities and expand the Finland-China business community,” Klaus summed.
About Nordic Match
Nordic Match is a boutique M&A and Strategy Advisor headquartered in Shanghai, China. Dedicated to Sino-Nordic transactions, we have a clear vision – to support aspiring corporates and investors in search for value-creating opportunities between Nordics and China.
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