Making global business a local success

Country Manager Network

Country Manager Network

A forum for Country Managers to build relationships and share best practices.

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Advisory Board

Advisory Board

 A voice and representative for the international business community

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Barometer & Tools

Amcham Barometer

Finland as a business location and investment decision

See Barometer & Tools

Events

Events

Designed for high quality learning and networking

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Sustainability Focus

Sustainability Focus

Sharing best practices in sustainability

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Built for leaders of international companies in Finland

  • Networking and personal introductions

  • Business insights and best practices

  • Advocacy platform and access to decision makers

  • Tools, information and inspiration to grow your effectiveness as a Country Manager in Finland

  • The opportunity to influence the Finnish business environment

  • Crash Courses on Finnish politics and business culture

  • Coaching for foreign leaders arriving to Finland

Interested? Have coffee on us and get more info!

This is Rosa.

She heads up Thrive in Finland. She’s also responsible for FDI and international talent-related issues, including the Finland as a Business Location Barometer.

Who leads Thrive in Finland?
Meet Rosa Thurman

  • Started at Financial Times and then worked 10+ years for financial data and media companies, including Thomson Financial and Bloomberg. Her clients included investment banks, hedge funds and big corporations.
  • Before moving back to Finland, Rosa was the General Manager for FBCC (Finnish-British Chamber of Commerce), helping Finnish companies establish their operations in the U.K.
  • In charge of the Foreign Affiliate network consisting of 90+ international companies and their Country Managers.
  • Rosa is Co-chair of the Advisory Board, which provides relevant insights from the community of international companies in Finland.
  • Improves the visibility of international companies’ sustainability practices and impact in Finland through collaborative events and discussion
  • Respect
  • Responsibility
  • Curiosity
  • Open-mindedness

Rosa’s mission is to bring people together to initiate a positive change, whether it’s for individuals, businesses or society as a whole.

COUNTRY MANAGER NETWORK

A cross-industry platform for Country Managers and others in similar roles to share industry insights and best practices with peers in a confidential and safe environment. Amcham CMN meets for themed morning breakfast sessions every quarter.

Example Country Manager Network members:

How to build your CSR brand in Finland – the first Country Manager Network breakfast featuring T-Media, a Finnish company offering reputation analysis, brand and stakeholder relations.

ADVISORY BOARD

Amcham’s Advisory Board represents the international business community and helps us shape the services that foreign affiliates need to succeed in Finland.

They also work with us to develop rolling policy issues that will improve Finland’s business environment overall, including innovation and internationalization.

Juhani
Laitala

Country Manager,
Atradius

Miriam
Holstein

Nordic CEO,
Bayer

Panu
Lauha

Country Director,
Medtronic

Elina
Kivioja

CEO,
Vattenfall Finland

Egbert
Schram

CEO,
Hofstede Insights

Anil Joshi

Country Manager,
Tata Consultancy Services

Kaisu Christie

SVP of Mortgages, Collateral & Services,
OP Financial Group

Satu Yrjänen

CEO,
Kantar TNS

Casper Herler

Managing Partner,
Borenius

Stefan Heinrichs

CEO,
Academic Work

Barometer & Tools

Download the 2019 Barometer Report
Download Finland Fact Pack 2019
Download Transatlantic Economy Report 2019

We’re always producing something to help your company succeed in Finland. Amcham produces original content for you to understand Finnish business and society and make your operations case to HQ. We also perform research projects with prestigious partners.

In November, 2018, Amcham Finland released Finland as a Business Location, our pioneering barometer of the perceptions of international business leaders in Finland. We took the pulse of international business in Finland, and now you’ll be aware of differences of opinion within the Finnish business environment.

August Associates, in cooperation with Amcham Finland, has also put together Finland Fact Pack, a comprehensive presentation setting out the rationale for foreign businesses to invest in Finland and its society. Aimed at country managers and others dealing with investments, it showcases Finland’s stable economy and its tech-savvy, highly-educated workforce. Finland Fact Pack is a one-stop shop containing all information a company might need to provide the grounds to invest in Finland for the first time or for country managers to make a case to global HQ for expanding their operations.

In addition, Amcham Finland co-sponsored this year’s publication of Transatlantic Economy 2019, a comprehensive annual survey on the state of the transatlantic economy.

EVENTS

Thrive in Finland events are designed for high quality learning and networking. All events emphasize the core principles of our platform and provide unique perspective through cross-industry collaboration. Click a past event below to see more about it.

Please fill in the form at the top of this page to speak with Rosa and attend our next event! We want you to understand what we do and witness the power of Amcham’s community.

Election Panel on International Business in Finland

November 22, 2018
Original Sokos Hotel Presidentti

Sustainability Leadership: Lead, Adapt or Fail

October 9, 2018
University of Helsinki Think Corner

SUSTAINABILITY FOCUS

Sustainable companies have a competitive advantage, and they attract and manage top talent.

Sustainability and corporate social responsibility (CSR) issues are important to Amcham Finland members. Many of them are at the forefront of their respective industries and have been on the journey for some time, while others are trying to find their way to a sustainable future. Thrive discussions and events facilitate best practice sharing and promotion of the ways in which our members are committed to sustainability and making a positive impact on the Finnish economy and society.

  • Engages members with inspirational & informative events, roundtable discussions and panels on key sustainability issues

  • Helps companies understand sustainability in the ‘Finnish context’. What are your company’s best sustainability assets and how should you communicate them to compound your efforts?

  • Promotes Amcham members’ commitment to sustainable business practices and making a positive difference in Finland.

  • Facilitates best-practice sharing between businesses, industries and NGOs

  • Inspires by providing insights and examples about successful sustainability practices both in Finland and globally

  • Encourages international companies to contribute to the Finnish national sustainability agenda