Prior to joining Rud Pedersen’s Helsinki team, Leena Manner worked for Evondos Oy, one of the fastest growing companies in Finland, which offers medicine dispensing robots for elderly care. Through her experience, she has become an expert in creating interest in innovations and impactful messages for decision-makers.
Leena’s background is from both the public and private sector. She served four different ministers at the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry. During that time, Finland decided to join the EU and agriculture was the most decisive policy area. As a communications consultant, she gained insight from a wide variety of different types of companies. Leena holds a master’s degree in agriculture from the University of Helsinki and an MBA from Helsinki School of Economics and Business Administration.
Leena has been involved in politics at some level for decades. She has planned campaigns and party programs and served in positions of trust. She has served at municipality level in various city committees such as the City Planning Committee in her hometown, Salo, as well as in the National Coalition Party.
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2016-2019: Evondos Oy, Director, Communications and Public Affairs, Salo, Finland
2004-2016: Entrepreneur, Communiactions consultant, Design Motor Oy, Salo, Finland
2002-2014: Communications consultant, Evia Oy, Helsinki, Finland
2001-2002: Communications consultant, Kreab Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
1988-2001: Chief Information Officer, Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, Helsinki, Finland
1986-1988: Journalist, SOK Cooperative Corporation
1987: M.Sc. Agriculture, University of Helsinki, Finland
1999: MBA Helsinki School of Economics and Business Adminisgtration