DO I KNOW YOU? Mia Kemppaala fights the freeze: “Once you choose hope, anything is possible”

March 26, 2020

For Mia Kemppaala fast adaptation represents Finnishness at its best: sisu and creative flourishes arise from everyone when situations are at their most challenging.

DO I KNOW YOU? Dentist, author and entrepreneur Tarek Omran: “My philosophy is learning by doing”

March 12, 2020

Tarek Omran, post-doctoral researcher at the University of Turku, aims to write a best-selling book that combines his academic aspirations and the reasons he became an entrepreneur.

DO I KNOW YOU? “Music keeps you humble and grateful, because it’s a gift,” says Tarja Turunen

February 26, 2020

Although Finnish singer-songwriter and composer Tarja Turunen has not lived in Finland for a long time, she keeps waving the Finnish flag proudly abroad.

DO I KNOW YOU? Seoul-based celebrity Petri Kalliola: “I’m a pretty average Finnish guy”

February 12, 2020

Although Petri Kalliola is not a particularly well-known character in his homeland Finland, he is treated as a superstar in Korea, likely being the most renowned Finn in the country right after Moomintroll and Santa Claus.

DO I KNOW YOU? Finnish watchmaker Stepan Sarpaneva: “Watches are not jewellery”

January 16, 2020

With moonfaces and motorcycle legends, watchmaker Stepan Sarpaneva channels Finnish melancholy and darkness into his timely work.

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December 19, 2019

Siamäk Naghian has taken the long road home and found meaning living in Iisalmi and working as the CEO of Genelec.

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November 20, 2019

For Andreas Saari, the CEO of Slush, doing business is about making a difference for the future and having a conversation is about keeping quiet.

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November 7, 2019

The audience abroad for Finnish-Russian actress Alina Tomnikov is about to widen thanks to her acclaimed role as visually impaired character who is search of love.

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October 24, 2019

Finland’s thriving games scene and educational expertise is music to the ears of Aviv Ben-Yehuda.

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October 10, 2019

As one of only four Masters of Wine from Finland, Heidi Mäkinen is determined to share her passion and broaden the local palate.

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September 12, 2019

Things have come full circle for Ville Simola, the new CEO of Helsinki-based startup hub Maria 01.