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Experts in internationalisation

Kristian 2024

Kristian Schrey

I have several years of experience as entrepreneur in different fields, and of work with start-up companies. I want to work with companies who want to expand, regardless of the industry, by creating them prerequisites for succeeding in the international markets. My responsibilities include basic guidance, consultation, coordinating export networks and co-operation to China. I work from the Vaasa office.

Martina B 2024

Martina Buss

I have long administrative experience. My tasks are related to administration and communication. I work from the Vaasa office.

Kåre 2024

Kåre Björkstrand

I have long experience of work as an export manager in food industry. I have sold berries as a raw material for industry customers on several markets. Mainly to the Nordics, Central Europe, and Asia, especially to Japan and China.
I have strong competence of export in practice, B2B sales, acquisition of new customers, maintaining relations with export partners and holistic planning of export business.
I will be pleased to share my experiences and knowledge of the work as an export manager with the companies in the area.
I work mostly within Ostrobothnia from Kristiinankaupunki to Pietarsaari. However, I will meet companies wherever there is need for improving export activities. I have offices both in Vaasa and Pietarsaari.

Carita 2024

Carita Pöntiö

I have a strong background in entrepreneurship with an experience of 15 years as an entrepreneur and a CEO in food and leather industry. My responsibilities include besides the main responsibility of the company even handling marketing and sails both in Europe and beyond. I have long experience of business, internationalisation and export! I work from the Kokkola office.

Anne 2024

Anne Viitala

I have long experience of B2B sales, acquisition of new customers, development work, starting and leading export.

My experience in export sales includes more than 10 countries, e.g. Russia, England, Arab Emirates and all the countries in Scandinavia and Baltic. I have also arranged export and fair trips, events, and other actions such as meetings and market surveys for companies. I have special knowledge in furniture industry. In Southern Ostrobothnia I will help all SME companies regardless their industry in questions about export. I would be please to drop by, together we can find the best way for your company to increase sales with export and internationalisation. My offices are in Seinäjoki and Kurikka.

Experts in internationalisation

Maarit Mäkelä

Maarit Mäkelä

Leave of Absence.

I am at my best when I get to plan a company’s internationalization and how to get the whole package as functional as possible. I am good at yearly planning, 3 year plan and to form goals. Without small steps no big results are achieved. I have worked with export my whole adult life and I have an MBA in International business management. I am the ELY Center’s authorized analyst regarding business development services. I also do basic guidance and consulting. I work from the Kokkola office.

Elina Ruohonen

Elina Ruohonen

I have several years of experience in fields like agricultural and forestry machinery, design and creative sectors as well as food industry. I also have strong knowledge of the markets in France and French speaking countries and of Germany and German speaking countries. My responsibilities include contract fairs, their planning and marketing. I work in France.


Minna Jakobsson

I have long experience of market surveys in different sectors and different market areas. I also have long experience of developing project for companies utilizing market information and design thinking. My responsibilities include basic guidance, market surveys and the events belonging to the theme year 2018: North Africa and Middle East. I work from the Vaasa office.

Triinu 2024

Triinu Varblane

Export Advisor | NordicHub Manager

+358 44 332 3134


I have diverse experience in working with companies and challenges related to internationalisation and export. For the past few years, I have worked with tasks of development in which the companies in the region, energy sector and cluster activities have played an essential role.

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Linda 2024

Linda Jansson

Expert in Communication and Marketing | Export Advisor

+358 44 537 0254


My main task is to work in marketing and communications, but also to lead projects, organize events and trips, and provide free export advice. In everything, the goal is to serve companies, to be an enabler in different ways.

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Viexpo has a large network of contacts both in Finland and abroad, and our experts have several years’ worth of experience in helping companies reach new markets. We can help you find the right solutions for your company.

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