Thursday, March 21, 4:30 – 6:00 PM
Amcham Finland Offices
Eteläranta 6 A 8, Helsinki

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UCLA (University of California, Los Angeles) presents the Global Access Program (GAP), an Anderson School of Management program designed to help Finnish companies reach markets abroad, most notably the United States. GAP sends teams of expert MBA students worldwide to work with select companies to increase their market competitiveness and secure strategic partnerships. GAP Alumni and Guest Reception, hosted in collaboration with Business Finland, is your opportunity to network with previous program graduates and learn about the opportunities that await you!

The afternoon event will feature several guest speakers:

Aki Soudunsaari, Co-founder and Strategy of Naava, and Lauri Isotalo, CFO of Framery, have both participated in GAP. They’ll share details about entering the U.S. market and discuss some challenges and successes they’ve had doing business overseas.

Fredrik Leuhusen, Ed.D., MBA, Executive Director of GAP, will give you a brief overview of the program and how you can expect to benefit from it.

Mike Klyszeiko, Director of Amcham’s Launchpad USA, and Teemu Varonen of Business Finland will open and close the reception with an explanation of Amcham Finland as an organization and Business Finland.

For more information about the Global Access Program, please visit their site!

Doors open at 4:30 PM; Program begins at 5:00 PM; Program ends at 6:30 PM.

Drinks and hors d’oeuvres will be served.


Aki Soudunsaari

Co-founder and CEO at Naava

Aki is a health-related serial entrepreneur with a global mindset, and he’s on a mission to improve your health, happiness, learning and performance. Soudunsaari is currently a PhD Candidate at the University of Jyväskylä and has been nominated in Finland as EY’s Entrepreneur of the Year (2017), PWC’s Most Valuable Entrepreneur (2015) & Young Academic Entrepreneur (2014). Read my entrepreneurial story from Taivas + Helvetti 2015 book.

Fredrik Leuhusen

Executive Director of UCLA Global Access Program

Dr. Leuhusen is an experienced founder with a demonstrated history of working in the education management industry. He’s skilled in technology implementation, project management, finance, negotiation, analytics, team building, market research, and management. Fredrik is a business development professional with a Doctorate of Education (Ed.D.) from the University of Pennsylvania, where he focused on Revenue Diversification in Higher Education Management.

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For more information contact:

Mike Klyszeiko

Director, Launchpad USA
+358 45 140 4911

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