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Susanna Korpivaara takes on the role of Managing Partner of Rud Pedersen Public Affairs Finland

Rud Pedersen Public Affairs, one of Europe’s leading Public Affairs consultancies, makes changes to the management team in Finland. Susanna Korpivaara takes over as Managing Partner from Esa Suominen, who becomes Chair of the Board while also staying on as a Partner.

The company’s Annual Meeting has elected Susanna Korpivaara, M.Soc.Sci., MBA and current Healthcare Director, as the new Managing Partner of the firm's Helsinki office. Esa Suominen, Managing Partner since 2015, will replace the Group President and CEO Morten Rud Pedersen as Chair of the Board for the Finnish company.

Under Suominen’s management, Rud Pedersen has established itself as one of the leading public affairs consultancies in Finland. The company has grown from a small business to about 20 team members, with a drastic increase in turnover and profit.

With this change, the company is seeking an even better service level, preparing for continued growth and to use the expertise of its employees to benefit its clients. Korpivaara and Suominen take on their new roles effective immediately.

Suominen will stay on with the company as a Partner, and devote his time to client work, strategic planning, consulting and policy analysis.

"At Rud Pedersen, we want to promote an honest, open and diverse debate in society. We will continue to be a trusted partner for our clients in navigating the political environment. Every one of our clients has a message that deserves to be heard," Korpivaara says.

“I am happy to pass on the baton of Managing Partner to such a competent colleague and partner. Susanna has really showed us her skill and expertise over the years. I look forward to continuing to develop the company in our new roles, and together with our excellent team,” says Suominen.