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


Are you the next team player in HR Plus? If you think you want to be a part of our top team, send us an open application and your CV: