Business Sweden

“It’s not often you find such a global and diverse workplace”


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Foto: Felicia Yllenius

Louise Bengtsson, a consultant at Business Sweden, shares her experiences in assisting life science companies with international expansion and promoting investment in Sweden.

Business Sweden help Swedish companies grow global sales and international companies invest and expand in Sweden. With a local presence in more than 40 markets we offer both strategic advice and hands-on support to companies of all sizes and in a wide range of industries. Louise Bengtsson is a consultant within the healthcare and life science sectors at Business Sweden’s Stockholm office.

Louise Bengtsson


Consultant, Business Ecosystem Life Science



Master i Business & Management, Stockholm School of Economics examen 2019.


If you could give advice to your younger self starting this job, what would it be?

–Stay curious, always learning, and let your interests guide your career path.

What attracted you to Business Sweden?

– It’s truly a unique organization where you get to work across markets with large companies, startups and government organizations. This mix of insights into various organizational types provides an exciting perspective on Swedish industry. It is not often you find such a global and diverse workspace! Working with the smallest companies, with innovative solutions making a positive impact on healthcare, is highly motivating. Assisting them in accessing tools and capital, and bringing their solutions to market makes this job truly meaningful! I am motivated by the fact that we contribute to promoting Sweden, supporting companies and fostering an ecosystem for research and innovation. This higher purpose combined with a global team was what attracted me to Business Sweden.

Tell us about the international aspect of your work.

– I interact daily with colleagues from all corners of the world, giving me the opportunity to travel and experience different cultures. If I ever wanted to work abroad in the future, there are plenty of possibilities to join one of our other offices worldwide. There is high mobility between our offices, allowing for exposure to various markets.

”There is every possibility to shape your own career path”

Can you share a project you have worked on?

– A recent project involved a major pharmaceutical company expanding manufacturing operations in Sweden. We made the case for Sweden as an ideal location, identified grants and incentives, and engaged local stakeholders. Sweden’s strong sustainability profile was crucial in meeting the company’s renewable energy targets. We even encouraged them to aim higher by applying to become a World Economic Forum “Sustainable Lighthouse” project.

What development opportunities are available at Business Sweden?

– There are numerous development opportunities within the organization. Many employees have stayed with the company for a long time, while others have tried new paths and come back, which speaks to the positive experience. Business Sweden have a structured career path from associate to consultant to project manager, allowing for upward progression. There is also the option to seek a new position in a different market and focus on specific industries through industry networks. There is every possibility to shape your career according to your interests.

Text: Sara Schedin

Business Sweden

Business Sweden is jointly owned by the Swedish state and the Swedish business sector with a mandate and a mission to help international companies gain access to the Swedish market and help domestic ones utilize it as a platform for expansion. Our clients range from start-ups via small- and medium sized businesses to multinational enterprises – with tailor-made services catering to all of these segments. We have a holistic approach, offering both hands-on support, strategic and practical expertise and a unique capability to create access where access is hard to get, both in Sweden and through our 44 offices across Europe, Americas, Middle East & Africa and Asia Pacific. Our expertise, presence and exclusive access to networks and stakeholders in both the public and private sectors in these markets gives us a supreme ability to help clients navigate regional business structures in order to expand their business and unlock growth. In short, we help companies turn opportunities into reality. Read more here: www.business-sweden.se

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