And the Runner-Ups were…

And the Runner-Ups were…

December 4, 2018

This year’s International SDCN Talent Award was a very close contest, given all four nominees’ impressive achievements. Let us not forget to congratulate (from left to right):

Eugen Azcoaga who is Finnish-Basque, knew as soon as he arrived that he wanted to be part of the innovative start-up scene in Stockholm and combine his tech skills with his creative side. His efforts and strategy paid off – and not just once but twice. After working as Head of User Experience at one Stockholm-based tech startup Match2One, he has now switched to another innovative company, Valtech Stockholm, where he is a UX design consultant. We hope that Eugen will continue to be the active, open minded dynamic member of SDCN he has been over the last year.

Anna Semenova from Russia has been with SDCN from the very beginning. With her warm personality and her impeccable organizational skills, she has welcomed countless members to SDCN events and become the face of our Event Team before a brief tenure as SDCN Vice-President. Behind Anna’s effortless smile, however, you will find hard work, a PhD in Solid State Chemistry, as well as an openness to new opportunities. Anna has learnt perfect Swedish, and she actually started training to become a teacher here in Stockholm. But Swedish students will be disappointed to learn that she found a job that matches her impressive scientific background and started working as an analytical chemist at Northvolt last month.

Ann Wong from Hong Kong and New Zealand, is truly a global citizen and we are honored that after Hong Kong, Taiwan, New Zealand, Australia, and California, she chose Stockholm. A neuroscientist with a PhD in Cellular Molecular Neuroscience, Ann conducted research on hearing loss and cochlear implants. At Staf and SDCN, we had the pleasure to see her grow into her position as SDCN Vice President. We were impressed by her communication skills, especially on social media, as well as her calm energy and her work ethic. Always willing to take on new projects, Ann is entrepreneurial so it makes sense that her new position is with the Stockholm School of Economics’s new House of Innovation where she is a Research and Outreach Manager.


Photo credit: Anja Fromm

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