Finnish-Cuban Ernesto Hartikainen planned a career as a diplomat but instead became a diploma-holder in engineering and in business. Ernesto firmly believes in entrepreneurship, daring and taking a leap of faith.
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The Ambassador of Finland to Israel, Kirsikka Lehto-Asikainen, is an alumna of the School of Business. As a student, she set her sights on becoming a citizen of the world and she has stayed the course ever since.
A multitalented professional of conceptualisation, branding and design, Annaleena Hämäläinen has a chance to realise her vision as the creative director of Hakola, a Finnish design furniture company.
Nora Rosendahl, an alumna of the Aalto University Department of Industrial Engineering and Management, is a start-up entrepreneur and working on a doctoral dissertation on the future of work.
In our December interview we have Niklas Von Weymarn, the CEO of Metsä Spring Ltd. He has also been selected as the first Alumnus of the Year of the School of Chemical Engineering in 2017.
Anna Suonheimo and Hanna Puharinen, both Masters of Science in Technology, had a desire to help poverty-stricken women and disabled people in Ethiopia by providing employment to them in Finnish design.
Hele Haapaniemi, 24, is a Master of Science (Technology). She graduated from the School of Chemical Technology last autumn. In April this year, she will celebrate her first year working for Orion as a development chemist.
Anna Asikainen works for a consultancy in Mexico that specialises in sustainable development solutions and climate change. She has noticed that traditional Finnish ‘sisu’ can go a long way in an international environment.
Jyrki Kasvi, chairman of the City Council of Espoo, says that one of the most important things he learned during his studies was that one should always say their wildest ideas out loud, as these can help you learn the most.
Aki-Pekka Sinikoski is a Finnish Photographer. His Last Machos exhibition was on at the Northern Photographic Centre in Oulu. Last Machos exhibition tells a story about change, loneliness and what it is like to be a Finnish man.
Welcome to the new From Alumni to Alumni series. In this first "From Alumni to Alumni" we have interviewed Perttu Karjalainen, CEO and Co-Founder of EntoCube. EntoCube is the leading edible insects farming solutions provider in the Nordics