Author: Anne Polak


Managing Your Diversity Portfolio

Fact: Multicultural teams outperform homogeneous ones. Fact: The addition of one “foreigner” to a team increases financial turnover. Fact: Cultural differences can enhance our work environments. But let’s be honest. It’s not always easy....

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17 March
Influencing in a Post-Truth World Blog

Influencing in a Post-Truth World

Corporate citizens have much to contribute. Now we know how they’d like to do it. We called up the Amcham membership to discuss how they think influencing should happen in today’s day and age. That’s a hot topic for several reasons....

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02 March

Digital Paradox: You Need the Face Time

It was so useful to talk about digital transformation that the seventeen C.E.O.s in the room swore to continue the dialogue.   “Top management is not really up to speed about the digital disruption.” That’s what Petteri Poutiainen, Salesforce’s Country Manager in Finland, hears quite frequently.   Petteri begs...

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09 February

Hot Cool Brand

Michel Dallemagne has done it with Dove, Sunsilk and TRESemme. Now the freshly minted C.E.O. is building a global brand for Lumene.   Michel makes it clear right off the bat. There are some must-get-rights of successful branding.   “A brand story has got to be emotionally appealing and...

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07 February
190116, Jouko Pölönen kuvattu OP:n pääkonttorin asiakaspalvelupisteessä Vallilassa.

The Winner Shares It All

Collaboration is not just the best way to excel in today’s world – it’s the only way, says OP’s Jouko Pölönen. Why does a Finnish financial group go into building hospitals? Or, for that matter, is extremely active at Amcham Finland? We applaud both, make...

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17 January

Promoting Change in 2017

You have come to know Amcham as a champion of inward investment and top talent. As the new Head of Advocacy, I’m happy to assure you that that is the one thing that is not going to change. My main goal is to drive diversification...

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10 January

Health Business Calls for New Ventures

The Life Science Group has initiated a project that breaks down barriers and pursues real opportunities to grow business cross-industry.    On December 13, Amcham Finland launched a new project in the life-science industry. The LS Growth Project is staffed with seasoned business-development professionals, who will systematically...

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15 December

The Catalyst That Means Business

The new Life Science Group gives companies business-development support they thought they’d never have.   Finland has a thriving life science business sector with hundreds of companies and dozens of pharma or life science related universities and institutions.   What else does Finland have? Extensive health data and...

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12 December

The Latest From Launchpad USA

2016 marks another year of growth for the Launchpad USA program – in Finland, the U.S. and the rest of the world. Events such as Lift Off EdTech NYC and The Future of Learning have made waves that the program expects to ride into 2017...

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29 November

New Top Expertise at Amcham

Got your Brexit, product launch and advocacy figured out? Don’t worry. As the markets move, so do we. Meet our new team members.       Rosa Thurman has recently started as the Director of Investment Programs. She’s lived in London for most of her working life, first in...

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02 November

The Finnish Mystery: Why So Little FDI?

By Eva Rytter Sunesen   Finland outperforms the rest of the EU when it comes to having an attractive climate for Foreign Direct Investment (FDI). So far, Finland hasn’t been able to transform the favourable policy framework into significant FDI inflows. Finland thus foregoes much needed capital,...

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14 October

Top Five Trends in Global M&A

Amcham's most recent Executive Forum followed the story of Panu Routila, C.E.O. of Konecranes and his first 100 days managing the company.   Johannes Piha of Borenius was also in attendance as an expert in the topic at hand.   It's not only the China factor changing the game. Here...

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28 September

Rookie of the Year Blic Advocates with Amcham

Member company Blic has been instrumental in beefing up Amcham’s advocacy arm. It’s no wonder, the community elected the newcomer Rookie of the Year 2016. The network works on a give and take basis - Amcham gathers key issues from its members and gives them a...

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09 September