Else-Britt Lundgren from Sweden was elected as the European Chairman for European Management Assistants (EUMA). Else-Britt has been a EUMA member since 1995 and has had several of national committee assignments and previously as National Chairman for EUMA Sweden. Else-Britt works as Executive Assistant Scandinavia and Office Manager Sweden at Eli Lilly Sweden AB, which is a pharmaceutical company, and have been with the company since 2000.
Else-Britt Lundgren says: 'In my role I am, amongst others, responsible for Travel Management Scandinavia (Denmark, Norway and Sweden) and an important issue was to consolidate our meetings in 2009 and find one meeting and event vendor. EUMA also see that many management assistants today have travel & meeting management as an area of responsibility.'
'I have participated in many international events, organized by EUMA and I am truly passionate about achieving EUMA’s goal – to be the recognized voice of the management assistants’ profession in Europe.'
It will be essential to focus on:
• Visibility – both for our profession and EUMA
• If we are not visible – we don’t exist!
• Networking – remove barriers
• To keep and recruit members
• Cooperate and exchange experiences internationally
• Open up for a mentor and mentee program cross-borders
• Trends – monitor trends in our profession, as it will be increasingly important to see that we have the right competences for the future
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