Six Year Plan strengthens the team with five new advisors

Our team of advisors is expanding this fall with five new colleagues. The new additions range from junior consultants to senior advisors with more than 40 years of experience.

We are very happy that Anna Thurdin and Martin Gumpert has joined our team of Associated Senior Advisors in Stockholm. Anna Thurdin specializes in management consulting and leadership development, and is a strong addition to our capabilities within internal change management. Martin Gumpert has a long background within management and communications covering both strategic development and creative work, which brings a new aspect to our expertise in this area.

We are equally pleased that Charlotta Lagerdahl has joined us as Associated Senior Advisor in Shanghai. Charlotta has over 10 years of local experience in China, and has a strong background within corporate communications and crisis management.

In addition, our Stockholm office is warmly welcoming Malin Myhrman and Aneesh Khokar, two full time advisors based in Stockholm. Malin Myhrman has a background within project management, public affairs and communications, and has spent the last eight years in Brussels. Aneesh Khokar has an engineering and financial background, with double degrees from Chalmers. Aneesh will work with local Swedish clients, but also support the Six Year Plan’s India offer.

We feel confident that the addition of these five advisors will further enable us to deliver even better service to our existing and future clients.

Contact: Pär Uhlin, Managing Director par.uhlin@sixyearplan.se

Martin Gumpert joins SYP as Associated Senior Advisor

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Martin Gumpert, legendary business and brand strategist in Sweden, has joined Six Year Plan as Associated Senior Adviser from August 2017.

 

– I’m really looking forward working with Six Year Plan, says Martin Gumpert. I find the focus on communications, Public Affairs and business development in a global context very attractive. Our earlier work together also shows that we share the same values.

From 2010 Martin Gumpert has worked as an adviser and strategic support to executive management teams for companies such as Fortum Värme, Holmen, BRA, PwC, Scandic Hotels, Ellos Group, Strålfors and Eniro. Martin was one of the founders of Garbergs Advertising Agency where he worked as chairman, CEO, chief strategist and CD between 1986 and 2010. He has worked with a number of well-known companies such as SAS, Fortum, Nordnet, Samsung, Dockers by Levi’s, Telenor, Shell, SEB, ICA, Vattenfall, Expressen and Sony Ericsson. In his work as CD he has been rewarded with numerous Golden Eggs and The Gold Lion in Cannes.

– Martin’s unique experiences from addressing business challenges in both global and Scandinavian companies will be a great asset in our common offer, says Pär Uhlin, CEO of Six Year Plan.

Almedalen 2017 – Shedding light on India, China and the CIS-countries

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Almedalen 2017 – Shedding light on India, China and the CIS-countries

A few weeks ago, Sweden’s most hyped and crowded annual event – the Almedalen Week, took place inside the medieval city walls of Visby, Gotland. Six Year Plan has been part of this networking event for many years and for 2017 we decided it was time to give some extra attention to the international aspects of our business.

In-between fine rain and sunshine, we organized seminars and panel discussions about challenges and opportunities in three important markets –  India, China and the CIS-countries in our garden at Mellangatan 37.  And as the sun started to set we arranged tailored dinner conversations by connecting our clients with people of common interests but with different expertise and experiences at the table.

We started this year’s Almedalen Week on Monday 3/7 with a public affairs focused discussion about the possibilities to influence the Indian government. Together with the Sweden-India Business Council we hosted a panel discussion about how Swedish corporations may work with the Indian authorities to support their business.

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On Tuesday 4/7, for the fifth time in a row, Sweden-China Trade Council together with Six Year Plan and DLA piper organized “The China Hour” – an  afternoon seminar focused on economy, politics, trade, human rights and Sweden’s and China’s global role in all of the above. Our garden was packed with curious minds eager to hear experts talking about China’s role in the new emerging world order, implications for Sweden and whether Chinese investments in the Nordics constitute an opportunity or a threat.

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On Thursday 5/7, we switched focus towards a close but still “far away“ market in many terms – the countries of the former Soviet Union. Despite a large Swedish corporate presence companies struggle to stay put due to corruption, grey zones and other business risks. As a member of the global FIPRA-network, Six Year Plan organized a seminar about business and risk management in the CIS-countries. The intimate “round-the table” conversation focused on managing lack of transparency, building trust with stakeholders and following ethical guidelines in these potentially lucrative markets.

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Many thanks to all of you who attended our events and we hope to see you next year!

(In Swedish) Ett Fipra-seminarium: vilka risker tar man när man gör affärer i forna Sovjet?

(In Swedish)  Ett Fipra-seminarium: vilka risker tar man när man gör affärer i forna Sovjet?

Arrangör: Fipra
Plats: Six Year Plan i Almedalen, Mellangatan 37, Visby
Datum: 5 juli 2017
Tid: 15:00 – 17:00
Anmälan: https://invajo.com/l/DW1pYNpr6C

Svenska bolag har stor närvaro men får det allt svårare att verka i staterna i forna Sovjet. Att bygga tillit med intressenter, skapa en marknadsposition och följa etiska riktlinjer leder ofta in i gråzoner där du plötsligt står med uppsagda leverantörsavtal, okända ägarfrågor och nya spelregler.

Hur utvärderar vi kontinuerligt våra positioner samtidigt som vi klarar av att hantera den etiska kompassen? Hur ser vi tecknen på att något håller på att gå snett? Och hur kan vi förbereda oss på korruption, bristande transparens och andra affärsrisker?

Dessa tillits- och transparensfrågor i affärsvardagen i Ryssland, Ukraina och de andra länderna från forna Sovjet diskuteras på vårt seminarium i Almedalen.

Välkommen till en diskussion om tillit och öppenhet i grannländer bara en kort flygresa bort.

Talare: Salomon Bekele, Telia Company; Mia Falk, KPMG Forensic; Heinz Sjögren, VD Swedish Chamber of Commerce for Russia & CIS, Marcus Stober, grundare Stober, Poltavets & Associates Ukraina. Moderator: Anders Röstin, Six Year Plan

FIPRA grundades i Europa år 2000 och har nu verksamhet i mer än 50 länder. Vi erbjuder våra kunder oöverträffad geografisk räckvidd och expertkunskap. Vi hjälper dig att förstå policydynamiken i de länder där vi verkar och vi bistår dig i att bygga solida relationer och starka budskapsplattformar som gör “win-win” -resultaten tydliga för alla intressenter. Vårt internationella nätverk av strategiska rådgivare hjälper dig att engagera dig med politiska och regelbundna publikgrupper.

Detta seminarium arrangeras av Six Year Plan, en del av globala Fipra.

Anmälan: https://invajo.com/l/DW1pYNpr6C

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(In Swedish) Kinatimmen i Almedalen – Kinas roll i en ny världsordning

(In Swedish) Kinatimmen i Almedalen – Kinas roll i en ny världsordning

De senaste tjugo åren har inneburit en dramatisk, global maktförskjutning från USA och Europa mot Asien. Kina som tidigare var “världens fabrik” är idag, mätt i köpkraft, också världens största ekonomi och en viktig global aktör med konkurrenskraftiga privata och statliga företag som verkar inom alla branscher och har verksamhet över hela världen. Mellan 2004 och 2014 ökade Kinas utländska investeringar över femton gånger. Kina kommer att spela en avgörande roll i alla globala ödesfrågor framöver – i konfliktförebyggande, fredsbevarande, internets styrning, klimatförändringar och genomförande av 2030-agendan för hållbar utveckling.

Samtidigt tycks fyra decennier av ekonomisk reform och handel inte ha resulterat i ett mer demokratiskt Kina. Tvärtom hävdar många kinesiska experter att Kina blivit mer repressivt under president Xi Jinping. Denna övergång till ett mer självsäkert och kraftfullt hävdande av partistatens makt märks också i Kinas utrikespolitik. Den tidigare policyn att “hålla en låg profil och bida sin tid” (taoguang yanghui) — har ersatts med en mer offensiv hållning under Xi. Dessa aspekter av Kinas utveckling ger anledning till oro. Vilken roll spelar Kina i den nya framväxande världsordningen och vad betyder landets utveckling för Sverige?

Varmt välkomna!  

Tid: Tisdag 4/7 14.00 – 16:45

Plats: Mellangatan 37, Visby

Anmälan: https://invajo.com/l/gVgCCMqYC2

Medverkande: Ola Wong, journalist och författare; Malin Oud, Raoul Wallenberginstitutet/Sweden-China Trade Council; Börje Ljunggren, f.d. ambassadör och författare; Pär Uhlin, VD Six Year Plan; Birgitta Ed, Six Year Plan; Lars Fredén, f.d. ambassadör och författare; Björn Jerdén, programchef Asien Utrikespolitiska Institutet; Mattias Bergman, VD NEVSMarianne Ramel, Partner, DLA Piper/Sweden-China Trade Council; Peter Ling-Vannerus, Head of SEB Beijing m.fl.

Arrangör: Sweden-China Trade Council, Six Year Plan & DLA Piper

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