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CLS welcome our new trainee - Cristina da Costa Ferreira

1 November 2021

After a year like no other, CLS is happy to share that we empower our team with Trainee Cristina da Costa Ferreira. Cristina has an impressive study background and experience of Sweden and a good Swedish too! 

Cristinas is a Master Student in Crisis and Security Management as well as studied Political Science, living in Lisbon with vast experience of living in other countries and networking with various cultures. We give our warmest welcome to Cristina and share her letter to our community.

Dear members of the Swedish-Portuguese Chamber of Commerce,

My name is Cristina da Costa Ferreira and I recently began my internship with you, which will take place during the Autumn and Winter of 2021. I am very excited to be joining the team at the Swedish-Portuguese Chamber of Commerce, and would like to thank its members for this opportunity.

I am a Portuguese national, and a graduate of Leiden University, in the Netherlands, from which I received an MSc in Crisis and Security Management, and I also have a BA in International Relations and Political Science from Universidade Católica Portuguesa. I’ve spent the last few years studying and working abroad, in the Netherlands, Sweden, and Romania. I really enjoyed my time in Sweden, and hope to better my Swedish during the coming months of my internship.

I am very grateful for this opportunity as I know that working at CLS will not only be very interesting, but also teach me a great deal about business and trade. I look forward to learning more about Sweden and Portugal’s bilateral relationship and about the ties between the two communities at a business level.

During this internship, my main objective is to contribute to the CLS team by facilitating collaboration between its members, especially as we enter a period where in person meetings are once again possible, following the events of the 2020 pandemic. I also want to be involved with CLS’ 2021 Sustainability Initiative, which highlights the efforts that Swedish and Portuguese entities have made in incorporating sustainability into their operations. Finally, I aim to contribute with new ideas to further expand the CLS network, and hope that my background and language skills will prove helpful along the way.

I look forward to meeting and collaborating with you over the following months!

Vänliga hälsingar,
Cristina da Costa Ferreira

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