Hans Janzon is a 64-year old from Gothenburg, Sweden and now the new President of SACC San Diego. Hans has great work experience from Swedish engineering, Cleantech and biotech companies and spent 12 years as CEO for Grolls, the Nordic regions largest specialist retailer for work wear and personal protection equipment.
As the President of SACC San Diego Mr. Janzon wants to focus on cleantech companies and with his engineering background he can bring a broader understanding of these concepts. He also wants to build strong connections to Sweden through his good connections with Västsvenska Handelskammaren in Gothenburg, Sweden's largest chamber of commerce. Furthermore Mr. Janzon wants to be a mentor and support for the management associates of SACC San Diego.
Anders Brunmark grew up in Eslöv and later Kristianstad, Sweden. After his military training Anders studied chemistry at Lund University and he also wrote a thesis in the area of free radicals in Linköping. After 1,5 years as research assistant Anders moved to Scripps, La Jolla at a postdoctoral. He was supposed to move back to Sweden after two years but find it to hard to leave San Diego so he stayed.
Mr. Brunmark will contribute with his great knowledge within pharmacy and biotech and his connection to biotech companies in San Diego. Having worked in various functions in pharmaceutical research, he has also received exposure for everything from identification of targets for Phase 2 trials. Mr. Brunmark hopes to give good advice and help to establish contacts in these areas.
Hans Bergman grew up in a slow paced, fairy tale village called Borstahusen, located in the southern part of Sweden. During his school years at the University of San Diego, where he studied on a golf scholarship, he was a member of SACC – San Diego. Today, 22 years later he is honored to join as a member of the board. In between his first and recent SACC assignments, he had the opportunity to gain many experiences around the world. In 1994, he started a toy company in San Diego, which he three years later sold.
However, two years of brutally hard work was enough for him and in 2007 he decided to move on after eight years with lovely BRIO. Shortly thereafter, he was offered a position as VP of Sales with DORO, a Lund based fast growing telephone company. Nevertheless, his Canadian wife then said that she had enough with our crazy lifestyle and tight schedule, so before he started to work for DORO, they decided to take “pick och pack” and move back to her hometown – Montreal. Upon landing in Montreal in June of 2007, he was contacted by the Swiss cycling apparel company, ASSOS of Switzerland (www.assos.com), to establish a North American subsidiary. Seven years of hard work in Montreal followed by another two years in San Diego where he now work. He’s proud to assert that in this summers’ Rio de Janeiro Olympics, team USA will be wearing ASSOS cycling clothing from top to toe.
He hope that his experiences and thorough network of people around the globe will further contribute to the recent success that SACC – San Diego has realized. He gets a kick out of supporting talents with inquires about anything from personal management and opportunities, to strictly business questions. On a recent outing with some SACC management associates, he encouraged these up and coming young stars to have courage in life. After all, it is because of this trait that his journey has taken me back to San Diego again.
Brandon Meyer is the Principal Attorney of Meyer Law Group, a full service immigration firm located in Solana Beach and San Francisco, California and Stamford, Connecticut. He received his Juris Doctorate (law) degree from University of San Diego School of Law, his Masters of Arts in East Asian Studies from George Washington University, and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from American University. He is a member in good standing of the Bars of the State of Connecticut and the District of Columbia.
Brandon Meyer can provide legal services or connections to other legal service providers in the San Diego area for SACC's international members. Mr. Meyer has connections to relocation or global mobility assistance companies that can help provide a smooth transition for Swedish or other Scandinavian citizens to immigrate to, invest in, and start up business in the United States. Having worked with numerous HR Managers and Directors with the largest tech companies in San Diego, Mr Meyer can provide knowledge and resources to help SACC with their marketing and focus.