FinnCham Hong Kong appoints Anna Räisänen new ED

Finnish Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong has appointed a new Executive Director, replacing  Emilia Tavakoli, as the chamber continues celebrating its 30th anniversary during 2016.


FinnCham Hong Kong introduces Anna Räisänen: “FinnCham congratulates Anna Räisänen for being selected as the new Executive Director of FinnCham, starting on 1 August 2016. We had a rigorous selection process for the Executive Director position, and several highly qualified candidates applied both locally and from Finland. The selection committee conducted interviews and the final FinnCham board selection decision was based on the criteria.”

“As a student, Anna started her own business, Akateemiset Muusikot (Academic Musicians), and over time it has grown into the largest musician-leasing company in Finland with 30 employees and over 1000 musicians. Anna will certainly bring her entrepreneurial attitude and infectious energy to FinnCham’s operations. Her goal is to expand FinnCham’s membership base and to keep the chamber active and connected. With her background, Anna is used to creating big things with very few resources – a skill that will come in handy at the chamber!

“Anna wants to be a great advocate for Finnish business and help put them on the map in Asia. She wishes to make Finland an inspirational example by highlighting Finnish ecological values, fashion, lifestyle products, the excellent education system and technical know-how. She is also looking forward to arranging some wonderful and unforgettable events for the Finnish community and our guests.

“Anna is also personable and easy to connect with – skills that are mandatory as the Executive Director. Anna will move to Hong Kong from Finland at the end of July 2016 to take up the position.”

Source: Finnish Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong

See also: Emilia Tavakoli spearheads Finncham Hong Kong at 30

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