In this following section, we will introduce the team behind the project. 

Program Director

Christer Bergman 

Christer Bergman is the founder of Novexus, LLC a business development consultancy company based in Vienna, Virginia. Since 2000, Mr. Bergman has been a well-known business leader in the Security and Biometrics industry and has been involved in numerous speaking engagements before industry groups as well as the Congress. In particular the balance between privacy and security is of keen interest to Mr. Bergman as he advice companies and organizations within the Biometrics and Security industry.

Mr. Bergman was a member of the board of the International Biometrics and Identification Association (IBIA) for many years as well as a very active member of the board of the Swedish-American Chamber of Commerce of Washington, DC (SACC-DC). He served as the Chairman of SACC-DC for 2016-2020 years and is still very involved in the organization. He has also been involved with the SACC-USA for many years and served as Chairman during 2018-2020. Currently he serves on the Advisory Board for SACC-USA. Recently he accepted the position as Program Director for the SIREUS project, a SACC-USA program.

During more than 35 years, Mr. Bergman have held numerous executive positions in the high-tech industries in the US and Europe and earned a Master of Science Degree from the Lund Institute of Technology in Sweden, as well as from the University of California, Berkeley. Mr. Bergman also earned an officers degree from the Royal Swedish Naval Academy and currently resides in Virginia.

Event & Communications Trainee

Oskar Svensson

Oskar Svensson, Event and Communication Trainee, has joined the SIREUS team in D.C. The traineeship is a part of his studies at Lund University, where he is pursuing a Bachelor's program in Business Administration.

Prior to moving to D.C., Oskar resided in Lund where he began his studies in the fall of 2021. During his time there, he actively engaged with the Student Union LundaEkonomerna- taking on various roles such as Marketing Coordinator and Photographer. Additionally, Oskar also been a part of Lund University's communication team to further develop his marketing skills.

As of July 2023, Oskar will be in Washinton D.C. to continue develop the SIREUS project.

If you have any questions or are interested to conduct a collaboration event with SIREUS, do not hesitate to get in touch:
[email protected]

Marketing & Web Development Trainee

Edith Malmberg

This fall Edith Malmberg will be joining SIREUS as a Marketing Trainee where she will mainly be responsible for updating our social media accounts and website with news, information and content.

The traineeship is part of her studies at Uppsala University, where she is pursuing a bachelors degree in Media and Communication studies. During the course of her studies, Edith has taken a special interest in digital marketing, enrolling in different courses within web design, information systems and social media. Besides her studies she has work experience as an SEO-content writer at a digital bureau and as a programme assistant at Sveriges Radio (Swedens national radio broadcasting company). In Uppsala she has also been a board member of the Student Radio Organization. 

As of July 2023 Edith will be in Washington D.C. working with the SIREUS team.

If you have any questions or want to know more about SIREUS, do not hesitate to get in touch: 
[email protected]

Project Management & Coordination Trainee

Johanna Schoug

Johanna Schoug is one of the Project Management trainees for SIREUS, and she will be mainly responsible for the coordination of the project until January 2024.

Johanna earned her bachelor’s degree in May 2023 in business and economics at Lund University School of Economics and Management, specializing in management and organizational development. During her studies she has gained experience through various engagements, such as being the Project Leader for the student fair eeeDays in Lund, and member of the General Council of LundaEkonomerna. Last fall, Johanna studied a semester abroad in Madrid, Spain where she focused on start-up and business knowledge.

As of July 2023, Johanna will be in Washington D.C. and working with developing the SIREUS project.

If you want to learn more about SIREUS or if you have any questions, feel free to contact Johanna at:
​​​​​​​[email protected]

Project Management & Research Trainee

Märta Ernfors

Märta Ernfors has joined the SIREUS team as a project management and research trainee. Märta has just finished her Master of Science studies at the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) in Stockholm, where her focus was on Product Development and Innovation Management.
In parallel to her studies, Märta has worked in the research department at Ericsson, where she has been part of many exciting projects and gained knowledge and experiences valuable for her new endeavors at SIREUS.

If you want to learn more about SIREUS or if you have any questions, feel free to contact Märta at:
​​​​​​​[email protected]

Social Media Advisor
Niklas Myhr, PhD

Niklas Myhr, PhD, known as The Social Media Professor, is an international TEDx and keynote speaker who teaches Social Media, Digital & Global Marketing at Chapman University. Dr. Myhr is Google’s #1 ranked “Social Media Professor” and has served on the Monaco Digital Advisory Council chaired by HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco. Dr. Myhr has also served as a Director on the Board of the Swedish-American Chamber of Commerce in Washington DC.

At Chapman University, Professor Myhr serves as the Academic Director, Social Media at the Argyros School of Business and Economics. He also leads the annual Chapman MBA travel course experience Business in Scandinavia with a focus on technology, sustainable entrepreneurship, innovation, and international business.
Dr. Myhr is a CSP® (Certified Speaking Professional™), the highest designation of the National Speakers Association. As a speaker, Niklas Myhr offers keynote presentations, talks, workshops, and executive education programs. Dr. Myhr's expertise on social media & digital marketing has been featured in publications such as BBC, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, Marketplace Morning Report, TIME, ABC, CBS, NBC, and on national Swedish television.
Dr. Myhr holds a PhD in Marketing from the Darden School of Business at the University of Virginia as well as an MS degree in Industrial Engineering and Management from Linköping University in Sweden. Dr. Myhr is also an awardee of the Hans Werthén Foundation at the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences for his research on partnerships in global supply chains.

SIREUS Team Fall 2023

From the left:
Oskar Svensson (E.T)
Johanna Schoug (P.M)
Edith Malmberg (M.T)
Märta Ernfors (P.M)
SIREUS Team Fall 2023SIREUS Team Fall 2023

SIREUS Team Spring 2023

From the left:
Bianca Ström (M.T)
Anton Bornlid (P.M)
Jwan Khisro (R.A)
​​​​​​​Tilda Thordmark (P.M)

SIREUS Team Fall 2022

From left
Louise Andersson (M.A)
Hanna Bergman (P.M)
Louise Murphy (P.M)
Christer Bergman (P.D)