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'Coming to Sweden it felt like we were on holiday, every day'

Sunil Ramkali thinks Sweden has its flat structure to thank for innovation. Photo: Private

Published: 19.Feb.2019 07:59 hrs

MY SWEDISH CAREER: When seasoned expat and London native Sunil Ramkali came to Sweden in 2003, it was far from the first foreign country in which he had put down roots. But it has proved to be the country that has felt the most like a home away from home.

It was his job that first landed the Brit, his wife, and three children in Sweden. Working in London in commercial roles for British pharmaceutical brand AstraZeneca, Ramkali was given the opportunity to transfer to the company's office in Lund, southern Sweden, on a short-term basis.

"Initially I came over on an expat contract of two years, but by the time those two years were up, my wife and I had decided that we wanted to stay in Sweden indefinitely."

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