I come from the middle sea region in Sweden with my roots in small towns in Värmland and northern Sweden. I played music instead of football or ice hockey as young. But I found my sports element on the water and was an early Windsurfer in the 70ties. I learned to sail jolle as child and together with my father I built a sailing yacht at the age of 15. We sailed the region between Sweden and Finland during the summers with my mother and sister. During my Master studies I learned to play golf and after a summer in France, spending time in Bordeaux my lifelong interest of wine started.
Hej, I am Carl-Henrik Sjölund
My Business life
Professionally I devoted myself to innovation and business development which allowed me to travel a lot all over the world and meet many interesting people. From 2015 to 2020 I had the opportunity to build a global multicultural startup which I enjoyed a lot. During my whole career I had the pleasure to try diffrent ways to create business relations with customers and partners. I brought groups of Swiss business partners to Sweden every year and showed them the best parts. I also received visitors from other countries to Switzerland where I had the chance to find out what Switzerland offers at its best. Despite all good things with digitalization and compliance I miss these times and I know that other do as well. This is a reason to start Tallevika premium travel. It’s such a great feeling when the ferry takes off in Kiel in the evening and you know you will wake up next morning in Sweden.
My private life
My spare time I always devoted to the family. When the children were young it was skiing and tennis. We all learned to play tennis tournaments, so we have seen most tennis halls in both Switzerland and Sweden. I always loved to ski and lately my son bought a small wakeboard boat I Bielersee so we now try to learn wake surfing. My wife brought in dogs early in my life so we spend a considerable amount of time walking and hiking with our dogs. Somewhere along these walks, I developed an interest for beautiful old trees and wanted to learn how to make copies of them in our garden. I went to courses by Pius Notter, a Swiss bonsai Master and developed my own trees and bonsai gardens. I especially like old pines (Tall in Swedish) growing in tough conditions and beautifully shaped by the nature. In our region in Sweden, you find them a near the open water, on the islands, in the swamps and of course in Switzerland in the mountains. The last two years I spend on rebuilding our house in Switzerland and in Sweden and adapted them for seasonal use and dog breeding. Of course, there are several bonsai Pines (Tallar) at both places.