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Our Team


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Open and ambitious, Jaana leads a pack of twenty artists, reflects on the brand and develops (sometimes wild) visions with her team. This orchestrator of ecosystems is a natural-born networker — she wants to help others grow and develop and goes all-out for her projects. Her personal growth and peace of mind stem from yoga, enjoying nature and her family.
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Helpful and thoughtful, Mirva masters bureaucracy, invoices and employment matters — and us. The breezy smile of this organisational wonder doesn't fade when she is sorting out different situations, meetings mess-ups, and the CEO's calendar. Her easy-going attitude helps to deal with silly colleagues, and the best way to relax is to read and run to good music.

Inno Team

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Always an optimist and never losing his curiosity, Glenn is dedicated to helping companies and investors find the best pieces of Finland with his innovative team. This native of the land where Fußball is king is a living encyclopaedia of Espoo. He made the greatest investment of his life in Finland, whose nature is so stunning it attracts him away from football pitches to the forest for a run.
Director, Innovation, Growth & Invest In
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Thoughtful and very polite, Markus produces content for the web service and social media. You name it, and he gets it done. This wordsmith delivers captivating texts for content marketing purposes with the greatest ease and professionalism. His family, home, friends, nature, and good beer keep him in a good (content) work-life balance. Then there's the football — watching his local team play or doing his podcast.
Marketing Communication Coordinator
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The energetic Mayumi is the master matchmaker and top organiser of visits. She knows pretty much all there is to know about Espoo's innovation ecosystem. This Japanese gift to Enter Espoo helps international corporations land in Espoo and investors to find the finest success stories. She spends her leisure on her kids' terms, enjoying the culture and outdoors in Espoo's Waterfront Walkway and Nuuksio.
Senior Business Advisor
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Equipped with a neatly organised list for anything, Salla is our event and project management professional. She's a global citizen who has lived for years in Shanghai and other big cities around the world. Animal rights, plant-based foods and fine wines are the passion of this extrovert who is as comfortable in a boxing ring, in scuba-diving gear beneath the surface of the sea as in fancy heels.
Marketing Coordinator
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Laura is our data miner who's most at home when solving problems to help others make the most informed decisions. A plan A, B and C always in her back pocket, Laura is an ultra-athlete with a burning love for the outdoors. Biking, hiking, orienteering, camping or picking berries and mushrooms — any healthy activity you can do in the forest with friends, she does it.



Social and easy-going, Ossi performs best in complex projects under tight schedules. When a situation looks hopeless, Ossi starts to warm up. As a traditional Finn, business comes before pleasure to him. However, outside the office, you might find Ossi at Nuuksio's remote areas or Espoo's local breweries. And if you're lucky enough to catch him, you're sure to get the friendliest of welcomes — whoever you are.
Senior Business Advisor

Visit Team

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Miikka is the embodiment of calm, and he possesses a phenomenal sense of humour. He's Pori's gift to Espoo as he guides his Visit team with a firm but gentle hand. The "El Presidente" of the travel sector is a one-of-a-kind expert on the congress world's twists and turns, development projects, and the most spectacular destinations. Outside work, he focuses on his family and sports activities — preferably of the winter kind.
Director, Conventions & Tourism
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Happy, sparkling, and a bit of a hippie, Hanna writes quality social media and online content and brochures. She also ensures that the media and opinion leaders enjoy successful visits. This "wannabe" journalist writes with a twinkle in her eye but is a stickler for grammar — a real word nerd that loves the Finnish language. To unwind, she goes jogging or enjoys a glass of wine with friends.
Content Manager & Media Relations
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Open and positive, Karoliina enjoys project work with all her heart. This project guru guides tourism businesses to take a carbon-wise path to responsibility. To balance her independent work, she enjoys the magnificent treasures offered by nature near her home by going on walks with her children, climbing on rocks, and doing urban boating.
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The first one to get enthusiastic, Lennart is an expert in local nature sites. He thrives on brainstorming, project promotion, and teamwork. This idea creator is a master of networking and a dreamer who can combine different perspectives. His family is at the heart of everything he does, and leisure time is preferably spent at sea or by the seashore — when he’s not at the sideline of a football pitch.
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Cheerful and loyal, Paula takes on any assignment boldly and firmly — be it training for the tourist information points, events or cooperative projects. This highly organised and swift multi-tasking miracle leaves absolutely nothing half done. In her free time, she stays active with her family, does the sports she loves and relaxes with her friends.
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Helpful and analytical, Riikka is a multi-skilled marketing and meeting sector professional. Her talent shines when she helps meeting and event organisers to find the best pieces of Espoo. She sees the big picture, is a master with a pen and the quality of her work is unfailing. Riikka is a true nature fan — she enjoys the nearby nature and explores Finland's magnificent national parks with her dogs.
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Tiina is a tough tourism professional who fills the office with laughter, leaving no one gloomy. Tiina excels in promoting leisure travel with partners. What else would the travel ambassador of Espoo do in her spare time than hunt wild herbs in the woods or look for new local travel treasures aboard her SUP board.
Marketing & Sales Manager

Communications Team

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Committed and cheerful, Sari shuttles between two teams — offering ideas and expertise in all her projects. Nothing slips through the fingers of this sociable master of communications when she organises even the largest of projects from mere Excel tables. She unwinds by walking her beloved dogs, sweating in hot yoga, and enjoying good food and drink.
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Equipped with a great sense of humour, our digital wizard Sebastian masters both extensive projects and graphic design work and is always happy to lend his digital savvy to others. This company man keeps our digital services up-to-date and the cooperation with the city departments smooth. He devotes his leisure to his family and music, easily combining family values and playing the drums in a band.