Meet Our Experienced Team

Päivi Jokinen

+358 40 743 6176

paivi.jokinen@avantadvisors.fi

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Partner, Managing Director

M.Sc. Economics

Global business leader, key account director, strategy, innovation, marketing and communications head 

Background in management consulting: AFRY, BCG 

Board chair: European Women on Boards​

Board member: InCap Oyj and Enersense​ International Oy

Nina Kurola

+358 40 587 1429

nina.kurola@avantadvisors.fi

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Partner, Board Chair

M.Sc. Economics

Extensive experience in executive search, leadership team and board development​

10 years as a Partner in Heidrick & Struggles ​with executive search and assessment assignments for major Finnish companies across sectors ​

Background in management consulting: PwC, IBM, Accenture​

Aija-Riitta Halinen

+358 50 382 3503

aija.halinen@avantadvisors.fi

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Head of Research

M.Sc. Chemical Engineering

Wide experience in business and corporate responsibility and information management​

8 years as an Executive Search Researcher in Heidrick & Struggles with over 100 assignments across various sectors and roles

Several years of experience as Information Manager at Kemira

Our Valued Advisory Board

Julianna Borsos

Chair & Founding Partner,

Bocap Private Equity Funds

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A seasoned finance professional and the first woman in the Nordics to start up a private equity fund in 2012. Today, Bocap portfolio companies employ close to 3000 people with a combined turnover of close to 300M Eur.

 

A qualified business woman of many talents and various board positions who believes that competent leaders can change the world!

Heidi Fagerholm

CEO and President,

Oulu University of Applied Sciences

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​A senior leader and chemical industry professional with long experience in organizational design, leadership and in recruiting excellent leaders and experts.

 

Talent strategies and diversity management are very close to Heidi's heart and she believes in enormous growth potential in all of us. 

Kirsi Nuotto

SVP Human Resources,

VTT Technical Research Center of Finland

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A human resource professional with wide experience across industries developing HR strategies, company cultures and leadership models. Apart from operational roles, broadened business perspective through various board positions.

This experienced leader encourages everyone of every age to seek external career advice - this could be life-changing!