Best of both worlds for Swedish Club Greece as it opens new office
The Swedish Club celebrated its move into new, larger premises in Athens last week, offering the Greek shipping community a warm welcome at its Inauguration and Open House. Owners, brokers and the Club’s business partners toasted the new offices and enjoyed the Club’s hospitality.
|Spyros Karadis (Cass Technava Marine Assurance S.A.) and Ludvig Nyhlén (The Swedish Club)|
Conveniently located in Paleo Faliro, the Club’s new Greek offices are larger than its previous home. Ludvig Nyhlén, Area Manager for Team Greece explained: “This has been a very positive step for Team Greece and we are delighted to see that the move has been so warmly received. Our team in Greece is expanding and we had grown out of our old offices. The majority of our members are based across Athens, and this new location gives us the best of both worlds, enabling us to be closer to our members in the greater area, and yet at the same time remain near our friends in Piraeus.”
|Left to right: Seigmund Meyers and Samir Aarab (Marsh Belgium) with Konstantinos Kakatsos (The Swedish Club)|
Around 400 guests attended the celebration, taking advantage of its balconies and communal areas to enjoy the fine weather. “The numbers attending exceeded our expectations, proving just how accessible our new offices are,” remarked Nyhlén.
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Earlier in the day, Thomas Nordberg, Managing Director of The Swedish Club, visited the new offices and congratulated the team on a successful and seamless transition. “I have always been clear as to the importance we place on the Club’s regional offices, and the important work that they do” he said. “Establishing an office in Greece in 1980 was one of the Club’s early steps towards true internationalisation, and the success of that move has helped make the Club what it is today. This new step in that journey looks to be very successful and I am delighted that the feedback I have heard from our members has been so positive.”
|Left to right: Ludvig Nyhlén (The Swedish Club), Patera Dimitrios Balkanas, Thorbjörn Emanuelsson and Johan Kahlmeter (The Swedish Club)|
In keeping with Greek tradition, the new offices were blessed by a priest. Father Dimitrios Balkanas gave the blessing – or ‘agiasmos’ – which not only covered the premises but also all who work or live there including the Club’s friends and associates.
The Swedish Club’s new offices are located at 3rd Floor, Building 4, Complex II, 4 Moraitini & Eth. Makariou Street, Paleo Faliro 175 61, Athens, Greece, and all contact numbers remain the same.