Our Team / Stockholm

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Leija Graf

POSITION: Executive Chairman and Owner

EDUCATION: Porvoo Institute of Travel and Tourism, Finland. Psychology at Chabot College CA. Economics at University of Stockholm

YEARS IN TRAVEL INDUSTRY: 32

YEARS WITH SELECT: 25

FAVORITE DESTINATIONS: Asia incl. Bhutan, Indian Ocean, Carribean and Europe

MOST TRAVELLED DESTINATION: Caribbean, South Pacific, USA, Indian Ocean

EXPERT AREAS: Spa hotels

INSIDER TIP: Always use a qualified travel advisor for a helping hand when the unexpected occurs

Fredrik Ljung

POSITION: CEO

EDUCATION: Master of Science degree Stockholm School of Economics

YEARS IN TRAVEL INDUSTRY: 15

YEARS WITH SELECT: 11

FAVORITE DESTINATIONS: Argentina, USA, Maldives

MOST TRAVELLED DESTINATION: USA, 35+ times

EXPERT AREAS: Argentina, Madagascar, Sri Lanka and everything about aircraft and frequent flyer programs

INSIDER TIP: When in Buenos Aires you must visit Rojo Tango - simply the best tango show in the world

LARS OHLSEN

POSITION: CFO

EDUCATION: Masters Degree Economics, Executive MBA from Stockholm School of Economics

YEARS IN TRAVEL INDUSTRY: 20

YEARS WITH SELECT: 6

FAVORITE DESTINATIONS: Alpine skiing in Colorado and the Dolomites

MOST TRAVELLED DESTINATION: New York & Greece. And the alps of course.

EXPERT AREAS: The Alps

INSIDER TIP: The ski run Buffaure is the most beautiful in the Dolomites, from Rifugio Baita Cuz at 2.050 m down into Val San Nicolò

HANNA SWÄRDSTEDT

POSITION: Client Relations Director

EDUCATION: Master in Linguistics Uppsala University

YEARS IN TRAVEL INDUSTRY: 10

YEARS WITH SELECT: 10

FAVORITE DESTINATIONS: Italy and The Maldives

MOST TRAVELLED DESTINATION: Italy

EXPERT AREAS: The regions of Italy, their history, cuisine & traditions.

INSIDER TIP: Hidden gem – the panoramic restaurant at Hotel Eden in Rome where you can enjoy your morning cappuccino with breath taking views of the eternal city

Ulrika Thelander

POSITION: Sales Manager Sweden

EDUCATION: High School & University

YEARS IN TRAVEL INDUSTRY: 31

YEARS WITH SELECT: 22

FAVORITE DESTINATIONS: Mauritius, Maldives, Mexico, Botswana, Caribbean & Italy

MOST TRAVELLED DESTINATION: Mauritius, Thailand, South Africa, Dubai, Spain, Italy, Greece.

EXPERT AREAS: Safari holidays in Africa, Mauritius, Maldives, Dubai, Thailand, Australia, South Pacific & USA.

INSIDER TIP: I have played golf at many of our hotels and know all about it. For honeymooners I suggest you combine a safari in Botswana or other Africa country with the Indian Ocean.

JOHAN PALOHEIMO

POSITION: Senior Travel Consultant

EDUCATION: Secondary school/gymnasium

YEARS IN TRAVEL INDUSTRY: 16

YEARS WITH SELECT: 10

FAVORITE DESTINATIONS: Australia (Lord Howe Island & Kangaroo Island), South Pacific, Maldives, Mauritius

MOST TRAVELLED DESTINATION: Florida (13 times) Australia (5 times), Thailand

EXPERT AREAS: Australia, Maldives, Mauritius, Florida, round the world tickets… if you’re a diver and interested in marine life, I´m the guy to speak to.

INSIDER TIP: Lord Howe Island in Australia that´s on UNESCO´s World Heritage list.

LINDA ISBERG

POSITION: Senior Travel Consultant

EDUCATION: Certified travel sales agent through TRAC

YEARS IN TRAVEL INDUSTRY: 17

YEARS WITH SELECT: 11

FAVORITE DESTINATIONS: Maldives, Cook Islands

MOST TRAVELLED DESTINATION: Thailand, Maldives, Mauritius

EXPERT AREAS: Round the world arrangements, Indian Ocean, Thailand, South Africa

INSIDER TIP: Ask me about insider tips when designing a round the world ticket. Your desired destinations will decide which alliance and route to use

MARIANA KALINIC

POSITION: Senior Travel Consultant

EDUCATION: Certified IATA-Education through British Airways, (Cambridge Proficiency English Exam, Uxbridge College)

YEARS IN TRAVEL INDUSTRY: 21

YEARS WITH SELECT: 10

FAVORITE DESTINATIONS: Australia, Croatia, Fiji, Maldives

MOST TRAVELLED DESTINATION: Croatia, Australia, Maldives

EXPERT AREAS: Australia, Croatia, Mauritius, Canada, Maldives, South Pacific, Seadream, Silversea

INSIDER TIP: When travelling to Croatia for your beach holiday always bring bathing shoes to avoid the stingy sea urchins.

TOMMY EBBESTÅHL

POSITION: Senior Travel Consultant

EDUCATION: Certified travel sales agent through TRAC in Uppsala

YEARS IN TRAVEL INDUSTRY: 15

YEARS WITH SELECT: 10

FAVORITE DESTINATIONS: Kenya, Bali and Maldives

MOST TRAVELLED DESTINATION: South East Asia, I love the Asian philosophy and service. Indian Ocean is also a favourite.

EXPERT AREAS: South East Asia, Bali, Kenya, Zanzibar, Mauritius, Maldives & Jordan

INSIDER TIP: If you haven't been on a real safari yet, do it! A game drive is one of the most rewarding experiences one can have. Also an avid diver so let me know if you have questions regarding diving at your destination.

PERNILLA AGUILAR

POSITION: Senior Travel Consultant

EDUCATION: Tourism Coordinator

YEARS IN TRAVEL INDUSTRY: 15

YEARS WITH SELECT: 6

FAVORITE DESTINATIONS: Peru, Panama, Nepal, Maldives

MOST TRAVELLED DESTINATION: Peru, Ecuador, Panama, Nepal, Sri Lanka & Thailand

EXPERT AREAS: South America, Nepal & Tibet, if you like nature and hiking talk to me.

INSIDER TIP: One of my favorite spots on the planet is the Sacred Valley in Peru. The wonderful nature & colorful people amaze me. But one doesn’t have to travel far away every time. A long weekend in a European city is a fantastic energy booster.

 

Catharina Claesson Berg

POSITION: Senior Travel Consultant

EDUCATION: École hôtelière de Lausanne

YEARS IN TRAVEL INDUSTRY: 13

YEARS WITH SELECT: 6

FAVORITE DESTINATIONS: Switzerland for skiing, Mauritius for beach, Rome for the weekend

MOST TRAVELLED DESTINATION: Italy and Switzerland

EXPERT AREAS: Italy, Switzerland, Mauritius

INSIDER TIP: I have lived in Rome many years, ask me where to dine

Tina Vestin

POSITION: Senior Travel Consultant

EDUCATION:

YEARS IN TRAVEL INDUSTRY: 20

YEARS WITH SELECT: 2

FAVORITE DESTINATIONS: Seychelles, Maldives, South Africa

MOST TRAVELLED DESTINATION: Mauritius, Maldives, Dubai, Italy

EXPERT AREAS: Indian Ocean & safari experiences

INSIDER TIP: When in South Africa ask me which vineyards to visit

LOUISE LUNDIUS

POSITION: Spa Manager as well as Online Marketing Coordinator

EDUCATION: Bachelor Degree in Media & Communication studies

YEARS IN TRAVEL INDUSTRY: 6

YEARS WITH SELECT: 6

FAVORITE DESTINATIONS: Mauritius & Caribbean

MOST TRAVELLED DESTINATION: Australia, France, Caribbean & Ski holidays in the Alps.

EXPERT AREAS: The Alps

INSIDER TIP: When in the Caribbean, visit the small restaurants on the beaches, where they serve amazing authentic food

Neil Bedford

POSITION: Product Director

EDUCATION: Bachelor of Science degree

YEARS IN TRAVEL INDUSTRY: 14

YEARS WITH SELECT: 6

FAVORITE DESTINATIONS: Indonesia and Italy

MOST TRAVELLED DESTINATION: Southeast Asia

EXPERT AREAS: Southeast Asia and Italy

INSIDER TIP: One of the many reasons to travel with Select Collection is our personal relationships with the hotels you stay. Whether a Hotel Manager has enjoyed a treatment in our Stockholm Spa, played a round of golf with us, or enjoyed a private dinner with our team - we have the connections to satisfy the needs of all our clients.

GILLIAN STANBRIDGE

POSITION: Client & Supplier Relations Manager

EDUCATION: Bachelor of Science degree

YEARS IN TRAVEL INDUSTRY: 20

YEARS WITH SELECT: 10

FAVORITE DESTINATIONS: Maldives, Australia, South Africa

MOST TRAVELLED DESTINATION: South Africa, Australia

EXPERT AREAS: South Africa my home country

INSIDER TIP: Spend at least 3 nights at Vlei Lodge in AndBeyond Phinda Private Game Reserve – and combine with a at least 4 nights at White Pearl in the Ponta Mamoli area of Mozambique – perched on forested dunes with divine views of the endless beach.

Lisa Moheim

POSITION: Pre-arrival Controller & Product Coordinator

EDUCATION: Bachelor in financial economics

YEARS IN TRAVEL INDUSTRY: 7

YEARS WITH SELECT: 6

FAVORITE DESTINATIONS: Mauritius & Bali

MOST TRAVELLED DESTINATION: Asia

EXPERT AREAS: Southeast Asia

INSIDER TIP: When visiting Bali make sure to dine at one of Jimbaran´s many seafood restaurants, situated right on the beach - Catch of the day!

Ann Jurk

POSITION: Finance & Accounts

EDUCATION: Bachelor of Science in Business & Economics University of Stockholm

YEARS IN TRAVEL INDUSTRY: 10

YEARS WITH SELECT: 10

FAVORITE DESTINATIONS: Maldives and Alva Park in Spain (a destination in itself)

MOST TRAVELLED DESTINATION: Greece

EXPERT AREAS: Family friendly resorts in Europe

INSIDER TIP: You must experience Alva Park in Spain, a unique and beautiful hotel, perfect for a weekend getaway close to Barcelona.

CILLA HULTBERG

POSITION: Senior Accountant

EDUCATION: College Certificate Travel & Tourism/Marketing, University studies in economics.

YEARS IN TRAVEL INDUSTRY: 15

YEARS WITH SELECT: 4

FAVORITE DESTINATIONS: Thailand, Australia, Florida and Europe

MOST TRAVELLED DESTINATION: Greece and Florida

EXPERT AREAS: Florida

INSIDER TIP: Don’t forget the beauty of renting a car and travel around at your destination finding your own favorite spots.

Magdalena Sundberg

POSITION: Financial Controller

EDUCATION: Master in Business and Administration, Umeå School of Business and Economics

YEARS IN TRAVEL INDUSTRY: 2

YEARS WITH SELECT: 2

FAVORITE DESTINATIONS: Japan

MOST TRAVELLED DESTINATION: France and Southeast Asia

EXPERT AREAS: Champagne district, France

INSIDER TIP: The Okinawa islands in Japan offers amazing beaches and beautiful coral reefs. Well forth a visit.