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Our Team

Management

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Jaana

Tuomi

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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Mirva

Hynninen

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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Glenn

Gassen

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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Elli

Keränen

Jolly, curious and trustworthy, Elli is a thorough master of business intelligence and insights, information sharing, matchmaking and screenings. This undercover agent does tech scouting and interviews and always reports with the finest detail. She makes the impossible possible with business insights, with just the right twinkle in her eye. She relaxes by spending time with family and friends and enjoying good food and movies.
Ecosystem Insights Manager
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Markus

Kitunen

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 always the football — watching his local team play or doing his podcast.
Marketing Communication Coordinator
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Mayumi

Shimizu

The energetic Mayumi is the master matchmaker and top organiser of visits. She knows pretty much everything there is to know about Espoo's innovation ecosystem. This Enter Espoo's Japanese reinforcement helps international corporations land in Espoo and investors to find the finest success stories. She spends her leisure on her kids' terms, by enjoying the outdoors on Espoo's Waterfront Walkway and in Nuuksio and enjoying culture.
Senior Business Advisor

Visit Team

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Miikka

Valo

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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Hanna

Saari

Happy, sparkling, and definitely a bit of a hippie, Hanna writes social media and online content and brochures — making it short and sweet or as detailed as you need. She also ensures successful visits for the media and opinion-leaders. This "wannabe" journalist writes with a twinkle in her eye but is a stickler for grammar and real word nerd that loves the Finnish language. She unwinds by going jogging and enjoying a glass of wine with her friends.
Content Manager & Media Relations
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Karoliina

Korpela

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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Lennart

Pettersson

The first one to get enthusiastic, Lennart is an expert in local nature sites. He thrives on brainstorming, project promotion, and teamwork. This creator of ideas is a master of networking. He’s a dreamer who pulls together 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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Paula

Greus

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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Riikka

Laatikainen

Helpful and analytical, Riikka is the multi-skilled marketing and meeting sector professional. Her talent shines through when she is helping 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 and in her free time she enjoys nearby nature attractions and explores Finland's magnificent national parks with her dogs.
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Tiina

Backman

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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Katja

Mäkelä

The goal-oriented Katja is a multi-talent in marketing communications with a never say die attitude. She sees the big picture but also has an eye for detail. This friendly keeper of the brand is always available to colleagues to provide inspiration and guidance — and is not afraid to get her hands dirty. The best escape from the everyday routines is time spent with her family and outdoor recreation with the family's dog.
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Sari

Mäkisalo

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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Sebastian

Pullinen

Equipped with a great sense of humour, our digital wizard Sebastian masters both extensive projects and graphic designer jobs. He also answers all the digital-sector questions of his colleagues. This dependable company man is responsible for ensuring that the company's digital services are up-to-date and that cooperation between the city departments works smoothly. He seamlessly combines family values and music in his leisure time, playing the drums in a band.