As of January 2023 Thomas Andersson, Vice President Volvo Car Group and Head of Business Development and Community Engagement in the Gothenburg region, will be the new chair of the Trade and Industry Group at Gothenburg & Co. Thomas has been a member of the Trade and Industry Group as a representative of Volvo Cars for several years and has extensive experience from collaboration across boundaries in the region.
“It is with great pleasure that I have accepted to become the chair of the Trade and Industry Group at Gothenburg & Co. Continuing to build on the productive collaboration between business, the public sector, and academia is extremely important for the development of the Gothenburg region. We develop an even more attractive city by contributing with initiatives aiming for professional growth, inclusion and overall attractiveness, including culture. This is important for those that live here, for those who visit, for organizations established and for talent and businesses we want to attract. Together with my colleagues in the Trade and Industry Group I look forward to contributing to that we can make an even bigger difference in the Gothenburg region,” says Thomas Andersson.
Together for a vibrant, attractive and sustainable Gothenburg region
The Trade and Industry Group is a platform for collaboration with 22 member companies from business, academia and the public sector. By developing and creating new structures for cooperation, initiating new projects and lifting Gothenburg, the group wants to make a real difference for people and businesses in the Gothenburg region.
In broad collaboration, the Trade and Industry Group invests in cultural, knowledge and business-related projects that stimulate a long-term supply of professional growth and inclusion. Our investments contribute to an attractive, vibrant and sustainable metropolitan region.
“Thomas has been very involved in the Trade and Industry Group during the years, and I look forward to being able to collaborate even more closely to continue developing the group’s strengths and unique competence”, says Malin Engelbrecht, head of the Trade and Industry Group at Gothenburg & Co.
Thomas steps into his new role from January 2023 and succeeds Matti Ahlqvist, Site Director for AstraZeneca Gothenburg who has been chair for three years.