Scottish Chambers appoints new director of international trade to target global growth

The Scottish Chambers of Commerce (SCC) has announced Seona Shand as its new Director of International Trade.

She has over a decade of international business experience and brings hands-on international business experience, most recently as Commercial Director at the Aberdeen & Grampian Chamber of Commerce.

His new role will lead the production of a new model of trade support services, maximizing SCC’s international relationships with the global network of chambers of commerce and other global businesses, governments and partners.

Shand will also provide capacity building and business support within the SCC network, to provide additional international support to the business community.

Liz Cameron, Managing Director of CSC, said: “With Seona’s unparalleled experience and relationships, she will drive our values ​​as a globally trusted and credible partner to promote our export potential to the world and attract new vital investments in Scotland. .”

Shand commented: “Having built an extensive global network over the years, with a particular focus on the energy and food and drink sectors, I look forward to working with companies across Scotland to support them in their international growth, the engine of the country’s economic development.

Shand was Commercial Director at the Aberdeen & Grampian Chamber of Commerce for over 12 years, leading the events portfolio.

She has built a global network, particularly in the Middle East, Africa and Northern Europe, and has accompanied hundreds of companies in their international growth.

Shand has led the annual Scotland Africa Oil & Gas forum and several incoming and outgoing trade delegations working with international presidents, prime ministers and chief executives of national oil companies.

She has also served as president of her local community center and board member of CLAN Cancer Support and currently supports a number of charities in an advisory role, as well as being a visiting lecturer at Robert Gordon University.

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