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.

Project Manager

Jwan Khisro

Jwan Khisro has joined the SIREUS team, taking on the role of Project Manager at SIREUS starting January 2023. She will help and support researchers’ exchange between Sweden and USA.

Jwan earned her PhD in January 2022 in Informatics at the department of Applied Information Technology, University of Gothenburg, following a Licence degree in Informatics at Mid Sweden University 2019.

"I love networking and socializing with people in academia. I also like discovering new experiences, places and challenges."

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

Event Manager

Louise Andersson

Louise Andersson, our previous Marketing Trainee, has now become our Event Manager. She will be extending the SIREUS project during the Spring of 2023 and organizing SIREUS forum events around the U.S. 

With her previous experience in event/ project management, her knowledge about SIREUS, and her insights into the American culture, SIREUS are in great hands for our upcoming event both in D.C. and in Colorado. 

In June 2022, she graduated from Lund University with a Master's degree in International Marketing and Brand Management. Besides her daily tasks in the office, she also attends various events, network with global companies, and visit other embassies in D.C. 

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

Project Management Trainee

Louise Murphy

My name is Louise Murphy and I am currently enrolled in the global management master's program at Jönköping University. As part of my studies, I will be pursuing an internship at SIREUS until mid-January 2023. 

After receiving my bachelor's degree in finance, I decided to pursue my postgraduate studies in global management as a way to get a greater understanding of international business and international relations. I am very grateful for the opportunity to be one of three SIREUS interns this fall, and to get practical experience in my current field of study.

I am always seeking to gain new experiences, whether it is sky diving in Las Vegas or moving to a new country. Therefore, I am more than excited to be in D.C. and I truly look forward to the upcoming months together with the SIREUS team! My only advice to anyone thinking of applying for an internship abroad is to just do it. This is an experience you do not want to miss out on.

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

Marketing Trainee

Bianca Ström

Bianca Ström, Marketing Trainee, has joined the SIREUS team in D.C. this spring. The traineeship is a part of her studies at Lund University, where she is pursuing a Bachelor's program in Business Administration. 

While living in Lund where she started her studies in 2020, she was engaged in Student Union LundaEkonomerna, where she has worked with Sales and Company Relations. In January of 2023, she moved to D.C. where she will embark on this new adventure with SIREUS.

"While here, I want to seize the opportunity to travel, develop new skills and attend events. Being on this journey with the SIREUS team is the perfect opportunity to learn, network and have fun!"

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

Project Management Trainee

Tilda Thordmark

Tilda Thordmark has taken on the role as Project Management Trainee at SIREUS this spring. Tilda is joining this team as a part of her studies at Uppsala University, where she studies Peace and Development.

Tilda has been involved in various engagements while pursuing her studies, such as being the Head of Activity at the Uppsala Association of Foreign Affairs. Last spring, she did a semester abroad in Sheffield, UK. In January of 2023, she moved to D.C. where she will embark on this new adventure with SIREUS.

"For me, SIREUS and D.C. is the perfect place to take on new challenges and gain new experiences. I’m thrilled to be in the global political hot spot and meet people from all corners."

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

Project Management Trainee

Anton Bornlid

Anton Bornlid, Project Management Trainee at SIREUS, has also joined the team in January of 2023. Since the summer of 2022, he has been working at the Swedish-American Chamber of Commerce in Washington, D.C. (SACC-DC) and will continue to do so alongside his commitment as a Trainee at SIREUS.

Anton has a BSc in Business and Economics from University of Gothenburg, where he graduated in June 2022. He has also completed a semester abroad in Florence, Italy. In June of 2022, he moved to D.C. to join the SACC-DC team.

"SIREUS is an exciting project with high potential, and I am confident that my experience from the regional chamber will help SIREUS evolve as I have taken the role as Project Management Intern."

If you want to learn more about SIREUS or if you have any questions, feel free to contact me 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.

Generation of 2023

From the left:
Bianca Ström (M.T)
Anton Bornlid (P.M)
Jwan Khisro (R.A)
​​​​​​​Tilda Thordmark (P.M)
Team of spring 2023Team of spring 2023

Generation of 2022

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

Team photo 2022Team photo 2022