Phone: +358 102121471

MArkus Taina


M.Sc. (Eng.) Industrial Engineering and Management, Helsinki University of Technology, (now Aalto University). Currently studying for an MBA at the Henley Business School.


  • Strategic HR, including HR strategy and organisational development
  • Management, team development, coaching
  • Corporate restructuring and staff reductions, as well as the related transitional support programmes
  • Acquisitions and the subsequent integration, outsourcing
  • Experience and knowledge of labour legislation in over 40 countries


  • 20 years of extensive varied experience with Nokia and Microsoft.
  • Experience of local and global HR roles in product development, production and sales.
  • 10 years of experience in business-HR roles and several years of experience of acquisitions and outsourcing
  • 20+ years of experience of both line and project management.
  • CEO of HR Plus since 2016.

Phone: +358 102121472



Master of Science in Economics, Turku School of Economics at Turku University.


  • Human resources and business management expert
  • Workforce planning, employer branding and recruitment
  • Design, development and implementation of HR management processes
  • Project – and change management in organisation and business transformations
  • Renewal of HR’s mode of operations and stabilisation post transition to shared services enhanced centralised mode of operation
  • Mergers and acquisitions


  • 15+ years of experience in the Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) industries.
  • Experience in designing, transforming and leading HR Services in both de-centralised country focused and centralised HR Shared Services modes of operation.
  • Strategic HR Business Partner support for business units at regional and global level.
  • 10+ years of experience in leading people and managing projects.
  • Partner of HR Plus since 2017.

Phone: +358 405134858

Eija potinkara


Master’s degree in Social Sciences from Turku University, Certified Business Coach, Group & Team Coaching Diploma. Mainly working in the Turku area.


  • Building strategy based talent management and other employee plans
  • Designing strategy based performance management practises
  • HR functional assessments and re-building HR processes, including quality processes for HR
  • Knowledge of employment legislation and experience in employee relations
  • Building well-being programs for employees and organising employee engagement surveys
  • HR support in mergers and acquisitions
  • Coaching leaders, HR and key people


  • 20+ years’ experience in different HR positions in global companies.
  • Been responsible for HR in Finland and Nordic countries.
  • Experience from chemical and technology industry (bio technology) companies.
  • Experience from chemical and technology industry (bio technology) companies.

Phone: +358 405062072

Katriina Schrey-Niemenmaa

Senior advisor

MSc (el.eng), Licentiate of Science (Tech) (degree from doctorate programme), Master of Quality (all from Aalto University former TKK), Teacher´s pedagogical qualification (University of Helsinki and Haaga Helia)


  • Strategy-based competence development
  • Integration of sustainable development goals into knowledge development
  • Development of the quality processes in education
  • Global networks in lifelong learning and education, EU projects
  • Multicultural and -disciplinary work environment as a resource
  • Cooperation between University and industry/other organisations
  • The joy of learning


  • Broad career in industry (Kone & Nokia), in universities (Aalto and Metropolia) and in a professional organization (TEK)
  • Experience as a manager, facilitator, coordinator in industry
  • University teacher, educational quality researcher and developer
  • Developer of education policy for TEK and other stakeholders
  • Extensive international network in education and life-long learning
  • European and international responsibilities in engineering and continuing education organizations
  • Manager and researcher for European projects
  • Experienced conference speaker, workshop leader and author

Phone: +358 504089807

Merja Helkelä

Senior Consultant

Master of science in Economics, organizations and management. Studies in social psychology and communications.


  • Building and evaluating HR processes
  • Talent management
  • Employee engagement and employer branding
  • Internal communications
  • Coaching


  • HR Generalist with a strong development twist and over 20 years wide experience in different HR positions.
  • Experience in employee relations
  • Coaching leaders, HR and key people
  • Works councellor and process consultant

Emmi Degerholm

HR Consultant

Master of Arts, University of Turku, Gestalt Practitioner, Gestalt Institute of Cleveland and Certified Project Management Professional, PMI. Studies in psychotherapy and organizational consulting.


  • HR Program and Project Management
  • Change Management
  • Development, optimization and standardization of the HR Operational model in order to enable effective service delivery at scale along with a great employee experience.
  • HR Policy and Process design, development and implementation.
  • HR Consultancy and Coaching
  • HR Service Management


  • Roles in global companies.
  • Specialized in leading HR transformation projects spanning global, regional and local environments.
  • Strong HR background in people processes and operations.
  • Experienced in working with multiple countries employment law, local requirements, practices and cultures.

Phone: +358 505651954


Sari Kulmala

Senior Advisor

KTM, Turun kauppakorkeakoulu. Master of Quality, Teknillinen korkeakoulu (nyk. Aalto yliopisto). MTi, Markkinointi-instituutin tiedottajatutkinto (nyk. Rastor). HHJ. Workplace Big Five -certified


  • Strategic HR
  • Business-oriented HR strategy
  • Leadership and managerial work
  • Change management
  • Acquisitions and subsequent integration
  • Strategic competence management, Talent Management
  • Internal communication and interaction
  • Corporate culture
  • HR audit and development plan (service model, processes and practices)
  • Mentoring & coaching of HR management


  • A results- and business oriented HR leader with experience strategic and operational HR roles
    both at the Group level and as HR Business Partner for 25+ years
  • Leader of HR, safety and communication functions e.g. for a company of about 3,000 people
  • Strong industry knowledge in the field of trade and building technology
  • Several HR management interim assignments and development projects in various industries
  • Development, coaching and sparring developer and manager for 25+ years
  • Served as a supervisor for 15+ years
  • 10+ years of experience working in management teams
  • Also responsible for communication tasks

Jatta Lappi

People & Culture Coordinator

Bachelor of Science in HR Management, Aalto University


  • Human resource management and international business
  • Contract law and employment law
  • Administrative tasks


  • Graduated with honors from high school in 2018
  • Versatile experience from leading roles in student activities in KY (Aalto University Business Students)


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