The authors of this blog are working at Business Finland (previously Finpro) which is a public organization that supports international trade of Finnish companies (Export Finland), encourages investments in Finland (Invest in Finland) and promotes tourism (Visit Finland). This blog tells stories related to developing markets growth program, either in Finnish or in English, depending on the target audience. As of January 2018, Finpro has been merged with Tekes (national innovation funding agency) to form Business Finland.
Jyrki Härkki works as a Director at Business Finland (Helsinki). He has, inter alia, experience in working in and consulting ICT, manufacturing, bio-economy and cleantech companies. He has been working in Denmark, Canada and UK and been heading the India APAC region at Finpro, and started Finpro operations in Myanmar.
Anna Sofia Nyholm works as a Program Coordinator at Business Finland (Helsinki). She has been working in South Africa for Finpro and for Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland. She is a planning geographer and has background in urban research.
Terhi Rasmussen works as an Advisor at Business Finland (Copenhagen). She assists Finnish companies to understand and access procurement processes and innovative co-development with United Nations organizations. She has 10+ years of experience from business development of internationalization activities of Finnish SMEs at Finpro. Her heart beats in particular for health sector related topics.
Elina Warsta works as a Program Manager at Business Finland (Helsinki). She has experience in working with UN organizations in the forest sector, and managing capacity development projects in the Caucasus and Central Asia. She is a forest products engineer and has background in research and teaching.