SCC appoints new International Trade Director to target global growth

Date Posted: 27 May, 2022

Scottish Chambers of Commerce announces Seona Shand as the organisation’s new International Trade Director, joining on 2nd August 2022.

Seona has over a decade of experience in the field of international trade and brings to SCC deep knowledge and practical experience of trading internationally, doing business in new markets and exceptional commercial acumen. Serving as Commercial Director at Aberdeen & Grampian Chamber of Commerce, Seona led an extensive events’ portfolio, managed premier and platinum partners as well as building a wide-ranging global network, particularly in the Middle East, Africa and Northern Europe, supporting hundreds of businesses with international growth.

Her new role will see her leading on the production of a new model of trade support services, maximising SCC’s international relationships with the global Chambers of Commerce network and other key global businesses, governments and partners with a view to expanding and establishing new trading alliances. Seona will also provide capacity building and trade support within the SCC network to deliver additional international support to the business community.

Liz Cameron CBE, Director & Chief Executive, Scottish Chambers of Commerce, said: “The Scottish Chambers of Commerce network offers businesses an unrivalled opportunity to identify new markets and start their exporting journey.  With Seona’s unrivalled experience and connections, she will be leading on our values as a globally trusted and credible partner to promote our exporting potential to the world as well as attracting vital new investment into Scotland.”

Seona Shand, newly-appointed International Trade Director, said: “I’m delighted to be joining the team at the Scottish Chambers of Commerce as the International Trade Director.  Having built an extensive global network over the years, with a particular focus on the energy and food & drink sectors, I’m looking forward to working with businesses the length and breadth of Scotland to support them with their international growth, driving economic development for the country.”