Sara Persson grew up in Karlstad, Sweden. She has a BS in Human Resource Management, with a specialization in Work and Organizational Psychology, from Lund University.
Before moving to Atlanta Sara worked as a research assistant for both Lund and Karlstad University. In those positions she was involved with project execution and administrative support.
Sara has a strong background working with non-profit organizations in project management and event planning roles. She is currently a board member of the Swedish Lacrosse Federation.
Sara moved to Atlanta in June of 2016. She was appointed the Executive Director of SACC-Georgia in January of 2017. She enjoys traveling, spending time with family and friends, cooking, as well as playing lacrosse.
Business Development Coordinator
Ashkan Eghtesadi-Azar was born and raised in Gothenburg, Sweden. His parents are from Iran and relocated to Sweden in the 80’s. He holds a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from the University of Gothenburg and has a background within sales as a telemarketer.
Ashkan’s interest in gaining international experience and
During his internship Ashkan focused on trade and economic issues and planned business events and delegations together with Business Sweden and the Thai- Swedish Chamber of Commerce.
Sara von Sydow
Marketing & Event Coordinator
Sara von Sydow grew up in Stockholm, Sweden with a family that loves spending time together, preferably while traveling or in the proximity of a volleyball court. Her fascination with American life and culture started back in 2008 when she went on her first short-term student exchange to Steamboat Springs, Colorado. She later returned to the U.S to complete a high school exchange year in Michigan.
Sara holds a bachelor in International Business & Marketing from Uppsala University. Parallel to her studies Sara worked with in-house and freelance projects as a copy writer and content marketer. In addition, she has a strong background working with non-profit organizations. Most of her spare time is spent volunteering for Youth For Understanding, a non-profit organization working toward cultural understanding across national borders mainly through high school exchange programs.
In August 2017 she joined the Swedish-American Chamber of Commerce-Georgia as the Marketing & Event Coordinator.