News

Introducing the School of Business Alumna of the Year 2018 Elina Björklund

Elina Björklund, the CEO of Reima, was awarded as the Alumna of the Year 2018 in Aalto University School of Business. The award was announced in the School of Business Homecoming Day at the end of August.
Reiman toimitusjohtaja Elina Björklund valittiin Aalto-yliopiston kauppakorkeakoulun Vuoden Alumniksi 2018

What and when did you study at Aalto University School of Business?

I started my studies in 1989 and studied international economics as my major. As my minors, I studied statistics and finance. I graduated in 1994.

What is your current work life position?

I have acted as the CEO of Reima since 2012. Before that, I have worked in several positions related to management consulting, marketing and finance.

What are your greetings to the current students at the School of Business? What should one study and what kind of skills should one gain for the future?

You should study as widely as possible, and remember to stay open-minded for different studies! Aalto University offers a great opportunity for this. Studying multidisciplinary subjects will be of use to you later on in the working life.

Understanding digital aspects, gaining analytical skills and beign able to interact with people are extremely important skills when building your career, but you should not forget the "softer subjects", such as design thinking. I encourage you to study languages, too, for you might not have the time needed to study them later on in life.

 

Elina Björklund was awarded as the Alumna of the Year in Aalto University School of Business Homecoming Day on August 31, 2018. Björklund sent her video greetings to all School of Business alumni. You can see the video here.

 

  • Published:
  • Updated:
Share
URL copied!

Read more news

Paper packaging prototypes - miura ori technique. Photo: Valeria Azovskay
Cooperation Published:

Multidisciplinary research project based on origami seeks solutions for industrial needs

A joint project covering the fields of mathematics, engineering and arts is about to start at Aalto, where the aim is to study and develop folding technology for the needs of industry. In addition to Aalto, the project includes VTT as coordinator, and several companies from the forest industry to the machine design and cosmetics brands, such as Stora Enso, Metsä Group, Lumene, Mirka, Elomatic, Anpap, Orfer and Soften. Business Finland granted funding for the Co-Innovation project.
Staff and students from the seven Unite! partner universities met at the 4th Dialogue event in Barcelona in November 2021 to discuss the future of Unite!.
Cooperation Published:

2022 brings new opportunities for the future of Unite!

In 2022 Unite! alliance is preparing for the new Erasmus+ call for European Universities Initiative and will be strengthened by two new partners.
Yksityiskohta kryostaatista. Kuva: Mikko Raskinen.
Cooperation Published:

A major project brings together Finnish industry and research for quantum technology development

A new research project has been launched to accelerate the progress of Finnish quantum technology. The QuTI project, coordinated by VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, will develop new components, manufacturing and testing solutions, and algorithms for the needs of quantum technology. The QuTI consortium, partly financed by Business Finland, consists of 12 partners and has a total budget of around EUR 10 million.
Graz University of Technology and Wroclaw University of Science and Technology join the Unite! alliance. In the image photos of the university buildings.
Cooperation Published:

Graz University of Technology and Wroclaw University of Science and Technology join the Unite! alliance

With the expansion from seven to nine members, Unite! University Network for Innovation, Technology and Engineering increases its impact on the European Higher Education Area.