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Jobs, growth and development – foreign investors are a resource worth tapping into.

The new-look Global Investors’ Program Advisory Board plans to do just that when the seven executive-level members meet with Country Managers.

The board wants input to shape Amcham’s FDI agenda, and identify the opportunities that make Finland an attractive place to invest.

These include leveraging the globally recognized ICT, life science, and education clusters, and building new ones.

Chairman, and C.E.O. of Bayer Nordics Oliver Rittgen, is hosting one of the discussions kicking off this fall.

The pharmaceutical giant has already invested more than 5 billion in the Nordics, mostly in Finland where it has 800 employees.

As the second largest corporate taxpayer in Finland, it’s not surprising that Oliver, is well placed to drive the national FDI agenda.

“We are the voice of the foreign direct investors, and people are listening to us. Thanks to the work of Amcham, we have a name when we go somewhere.”

“We really have access to the political circus to address our topics,” he says, noting the board work with the national Council for Foreign Investors.

“That speaks for itself. We can voice our concerns, and our issues as a FDI community. It gives us significant strength.”

The Global Investors’ Program Advisory Board members are:

Jouni Heinonen, Pohjoisranta Burson Marsteller
Tuomo Keinänen, Intertek
Srdjan Krumpak, McDonald’s
Juhani Laitala, Atradius
Leena Munter, Mainio Vire
Oliver Rittgen, Bayer(Chair)
Ruchikar Dalela, TATA Consulting Services

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