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About us

A path to global markets

By accelerating companies’ sustainable growth, Business Finland generates prosperity and well-being for the Finnish society.

We help our customer companies grow and succeed globally, develop solutions for the future and renew their business operations boldly. We promote collaboration between companies and research groups, so that new endeavors can develop into international business ecosystems. We are developing Finland into the most attractive and competitive innovation environment and the most enticing investment and travel destination in the world.

Our organization employs 680 specialists at 42 foreign locations and 16 offices in Finland. Business Finland is a public-sector operator and part of the Team Finland network..

Our new strategy aims to serve the needs of the Finnish Economy even better than before and in a more needs-oriented manner. We will adopt an even more customer-oriented approach while enhancing our employee experience, we will be more proactive in seizing the opportunities arising from significant societal changes, and we will place sustainable development at the heart of our strategy and operations.

Personnel in Finland and globally

Business Finland's Director General is Nina Kopola.

Business Finland's organization chart 1.1.2021

The Leadership Team

  • Nina Kopola, Director General
  • Ari Grönroos, Executive Director, Funding Services and Support & Enablement
  • Hannu Kemppainen, Executive Director, Strategic Performance Management
  • Teija Lahti-Nuuttila, Executive Director, Network Services
  • Satu Maaranen, Executive Director, Customer Management & Fast Growth
  • Hanna-Mari Parkkinen, Executive Director, Offering Management, Marketing & Communications*
  • Paavo Virkkunen, Executive Director, Finland Promotion Services
  • Risto Vuohelainen, Executive Director, Global Growth
  • Laura Ylä-Sulkava, Executive Director, Renewal & Human Resources

Business Finland Board of Directors

The members of the Business Finland Board of Directors are

  • Chairman – Päivi Marttila, Professional Board Member
  • Vice-Chairman – Petri Peltonen, Undersecretary of State, Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment
  • Juha Ala-Mursula, Director, BusinessOulu
  • Sami Lampinen, CEO, Inventure Oy
  • Miia Porkkala, Chairman of the Board, Aho Group Oy
  • Nina Vaskunlahti, Under Secretary of State, Ministry for Foreign Affairs
  • Jaakko Aspara, Professor, Hanken Svenska handelshögskolan
  • Laura Langh-Lagerlöf, CEO, Langh Group Oy

Business Finland's logos, headquarters, management members:

Business Finland's Code of Conduct applies to every member of Business Finland's personnel, irrespective of the type and duration of their employment or assignment. Business Finland's contractual partners are also obliged to adhere to these principles in their operations related to the contractual relationship.