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For members of Suomen Yrittäjät:

Suomen Yrittäjät
Street address: Mannerheimintie 76 A, 00250 Helsinki 
Mailing address: PO Box 999, 00101 Helsinki, FINLAND
Tel. +358 9 229 221
Email: toimisto@yrittajat.fi

Business ID: 1030657-2

 

Suomen Yrittäjät has different networks that connect entrepreneurs across the country to share new ideas and activities. The network members bring their perspectives from different groups of entrepreneurs and are an excellent pathway for anyone who really wants to make a concrete impact within and outside the biggest and most influential business organization in Finland. The Migrant Entrepreneur Network’s management team will begun their work in February 2020. 

If you want to join the Facebook page and be a part of the community, do so here!

MEMBERS OF THE MIGRANT ENTREPRENEUR NETWORK´S MANAGEMENT TEAM

CHAIRMAN

Ali Giray | Pohjois-Karjalan Yrittäjät ry

MEMBERS
 

Josephine Atanga | Helsingin Yrittäjät ry

A USA citizen who moved to Finland about 6 years ago to pursue studies at Arcada University of applied Sciences in the nursing department. 

She is the CEO of Jehom Driving School Finland and also the founder and president of Women Designed for Suucess ry. 

Josephine wears many hats with diverse talents as a song writer, singer, founder of WODESS Magazine and a national and international conference speaker and organizer. In 2019 she founded and organized the first annual Global Business Forum international in Helsinki Finland.

Cyrus Jebraeil

I’m a translator, interpreter, project leader and learner. My educational background is in Industrial Production Engineering.

I moved to Finland in 2004, founded Polaris Language Services Ltd. (a growing LSP) in 2010 and recently established my second company Lingsom Ltd. (Lingsom is a platform meant for interpretation and/or translation orders management).

I’m committed to continuous development and long-term collaborations and want to be a part of making Finland a better place for entrepreneurs.

Ruth Lähdeaho-Kero | Etelä-Savon Yrittäjät ry

Connecting friends and business associates who have common interests and goals brings me the greatest pleasure.  I like to bring people with different professional backgrounds together to help one another. Mutually beneficial relationships which create win-win situations for everyone involved are important, especially to entrepreneurs working on their own.

In addition, I can provide clients with fast, friendly, accurate and reasonably-priced translation services with a custom touch.

 

Pouya Mohammadi | Varsinais-Suomen Yrittäjät ry

 

James Perkins | Helsingin Yrittäjät ry

I hold a Master of Organisational Psychology degree and have 30 years’ experience teaching and writing. I have dual Australian-Finnish citizenship and currently live in Helsinki, where I run Koala Consulting and Training. In my spare time, I read, keep fit, sing, travel, and enjoy the Finnish countryside.”

 

Reggie Rusan | Pääkaupunkiseudun Yrittäjät ry

 

I am the CEO of SimpleTec Solutions, and have spent the bulk of my career (30 years) working in private industry delivering or consuming Enterprise IT Services. I started SimpleTec Solutions over two years ago concentrating on helping companies become General data Protection (GDPR) compliant. Now SimpleTec Solutions additionally offers California Consumer Protection Act (CCPA) compliancy services, CTO as a service, Digitalization Program management and assist Finnish companies break into African markets.

Pamela Spokes | Pääkaupunkiseudun Yrittäjät ry

 

My name is Pamela Spokes and I am originally from Canada. I have lived in Finland for about 15 years overall and I have 2 Master’s degrees, one in Service Design and one in International Relations. I am the CEO of Discover Design Do which helps companies with a range of things from content design and creation to the application of service design tools/methods on current and potential processes. As a single mother with two small children, I wanted to join this network to represent the interests and challenges of a small but much needed entrepreneur profile.

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Thomas Thottungal | Helsingin Yrittäjät ry

 

I have been in Finland over 20 years. I came to do postgraduate studies in dentistry. Originally from India, I've had the experience of growing up in Africa, where I was taken by my university teacher parents. My integration to the Finnish society started when I was selected to join as an assistant lecturer at the university of Helsinki. But I noticed at the onset that teaching was not my forte, so I moved to a small town in the middle of Finland to learn the language. After seeing the different health set-up- small to multinational dental clinics, I started my own private practice in 2013. Needless to say, as a foreigner with no one to fall back or count on, the experience as a business man has been filled with stones and thorns, but my favorite expression is “what will not kill you will make you stronger”, an attitude Iconsider a necessity to survive as a foreigner in Finland.

 

Dan Wang | Pohjois-Pohjanmaan Yrittäjät ry/Suomen Yrittäjänaiset ry

 

Zhenya Wei

I have been studying and living in Finland for more than 20 years. I am currently running a Chinese restaurant called Home taste in KLUUVI shopping center in Helsinki which specialized in traditional Chinese food and also sushi buffet at lunch time.

Adam Zaghloul | Helsingin Yrittäjät ry

 

THE EXPERT ASSESSOR

Hanna Tarvainen | Varsinais-Suomen Yrittäjät ry

 

Based in Turku I work as a project manager at Suomen Yrittäjät. I have the privilege to learn from enthousiastic entrepreneurs daily and respectively I wish to help them find best solutions to their situations. I do advicing, training and networking in the field of migrant entrepreneurship and also operate at the national level to develop and promote services for every small and medium sized company in Finland. I find my work very interesting my motto beeing if you change nothing, nothing will change. Let’s keep in touch! 

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I am Aicha Manai, a Finnish-Tunisian entrepreneurship enthusiast working as a network manager for Suomen Yrittäjät. I work especially in areas of migrant entrepreneurship as well as with young entrepreneurs and growth entrepreneurs. The main focus of my work is to make Finland a better country for entrepreneurs, this is done by strong advocacy work, efficient communication, training, building networks and entrepreneurship education. 

REPRESENTATIVE OF THE WORKING COMMITTEE

Petri Salminen | Keski-Suomen Yrittäjät ry

 

I am the vice president of Suomen Yrittäjät and a long time entrepreneurship advocate. I have had my own consulting company since 2004 and am speciailised in sales, building teams and good leadership practices. 

 

HEAD OF ORGANISATION

Team

The Federation of Finnish Enterprises

Address

Street address: Mannerheimintie 76 A, Helsinki 
Mailing address: P.O.Box 999, FI-00101 Helsinki, FINLAND
tel: +358 400 364 791
jyrki.makynen@yrittajat.fi

Team

The Federation of Finnish Enterprises

Address

Street address: Mannerheimintie 76 A, Helsinki
Mailing address: P.O.Box 999, FI-00101 Helsinki, FINLAND
tel: +358 40 504 1944
mikael.pentikainen@yrittajat.fi

INTERNATIONALIZATION AND IMMIGRANT ENTREPRENEURSHIP

Thomas Palmgren

Manager of International Relations

Team

The Federation of Finnish Enterprises

Address

Street address: Mannerheimintie 76 A, Helsinki
Mailing address: P.O.Box 999, FI-00101 Helsinki, FINLAND
tel: +358 50 500 3384
thomas.palmgren@yrittajat.fi

Team

The Federation of Finnish Enterprises

Address

Street address: Mannerheimintie 76 A, Helsinki 
Mailing address: P.O.Box 999, FI-00101 Helsinki, FINLAND
tel: +358 44 555 3220
aicha.manai@yrittajat.fi

Team

The Federation of Finnish Enterprises

Address

Street address: Mannerheimintie 76 A, Helsinki 
Mailing address: P.O.Box 999, FI-00101 Helsinki, FINLAND
tel: +358 40 843 1991
heiju.simola@yrittajat.fi