Contact information

Management and Administration


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 Buss

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

Area Managers



Katja Jankens

I have a lot of experience from helping companies to new markets. My special field of knowledge is Scandinavia and especially Norway and Denmark. I work as Project manager for the project Nordic Gateway, which aims for Scandinavian markets. My other responsibilities include besides basic guidance, planning and carrying out fairs and export promoting excursions. I work from the Pietarsaari office.

Central Ostrobothnia


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.

Southern Ostrobothnia



Maarit Mäkelä

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. Currently I am a project leader of Widen Your Market – Invest in Export -growth program and I am also 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

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.


Juha Lahtinen

Senior Advisor | Project Manager

+358 50 036 5851


I have a long experience in Engineering Industry and International Sales. I believe in long-lasting business partnerships, honesty and of course common sense. I have made export sales to almost 50 countries. This experience has given me good view of business in different environments and international experience as well as practical experience of cooperation between the various customers. Business development and networking are key issues when making long-lasting business partnerships in international sales. I take care of customers in Southern Ostrobotnia and I have offices in Kurikka and Lapua.

Our team also includes

Lenita Lähdemäki


+358 50 434 4541

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Runeberginkatu 11

68600 Pietarsaari


Viexpos business ID: 0198452-3



Ristirannankatu 1

67100 Kokkola




Wolffintie 35 B, 5. krs.

65200 VAASA



Keskuspuistikko 14

61300 Kurikka