Some of our key players.
Over 15 years experience at the interface of politics,
EU, media and business.
Since 2013: Founder and Director of Advocacy Strategies AG,
based in the Canton of Zug, Switzerland, and
providing services for clients across Europe.
Until 2013: Head of Communications and
Spokesperson at the South Stream Pipeline Project.
2007–2010: Head of EU Representation and
Spokesperson at the Nord Stream Pipeline Project.
2006–2007: Coordinator of Finland‘s EU Presidency
(Justice/Home Affairs) for the Finnish Government.
Until 2006: advisory roles in the German Parliament
(Bundestag) and Parliament of Finland as well as for
Finland’s former Prime Minister Mr Paavo Lipponen.
Lawyer: State Examination, DE; Master of EU Law
Registered lobbyist at the European Parliament.
15 years experience in communications, public relations and stakeholder management.
Since September 2016: Independent private advisor; Senior Advisor to Advocacy Strategies; Consultant to the IAEA (International Atomic Energy Agency, Vienna)
Until September 2016: Stakeholder Involvement officer for the IAEA. Duty station HQ in Vienna, Austria (Department of Nuclear Energy). Direct engagement with IAEA Member States for developing and implementing stakeholder involvement support for nuclear power programmes. Work both HQ and field based.
Until May 2015: Independent advisor and Senior Policy Advisor to Sass Consulting.
Until December 2014: PR and Communications Manager for Fennovoima. Scope of work covering all levels of stakeholder management, including strategic and operational work. Specialisation in international affairs and supplier relations.
Until October 2007: Project manager and team leader for Observer Finland and Cision Finland. Media analysis and advisory, areas of specialisation: energy industry and utilities, financing and insurance businesses.
Master of Political Science, Helsinki University.
English, Finnish, Swedish, German.
Since November 2015: involved in business activity in Russia and Eastern Europe, research reporting and analysis of political devel-opments in EU-Russia relations; office management.
2012: PR support for EU-Russian energy projects (South Stream).
2011-2012: Support in organizing events for RussianOlympic Committee, participation in volunteering programmes relating to Sochi Winter Olympics.
BA in diplomacy and international relations, Moscow State University of International Relations (MGIMO): political history of South-Eastern Europe.
English, Russian, German, Romanian.