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Anna-Maija Sunnanmark

Senior Innovation Adviser
Anna-Maija is a finance and business development professional with 20 years’ of experience in identifying innovations and scalable business models in various industries in international context with execution capability, a can-do-attitude, holistic perspective and passion to build on Nordic strongholds.

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Mikael von Dorrien

Senior Innovation Adviser
Mikael has long experience working within the field of hightech startups. With a background from Swedish Almi Invest, he has in depth knowledge of the startup investor market. Since 2014 Mikael has worked at Nordic Innovation with entrepreneurship, Nordic Innovation Houses and now the Nordic Smart Mobility and Connectivity program.

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Magnus Buer

Senior Communication Adviser
Magnus loves to find and tell the stories hiding among Nordic Innovation’s activities. His journalism background has given him a knack for finding the right words at the right time to get the message across.

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Simen Strand Jørgensen

Project Manager, Nordic Council of Ministers
Simen works for Nordic Council of Ministers, as a communications advisor and project manager for Norden i Fokus, a project that organizes seminars on current topics in politics, environment, business and culture. He is interested new technology and digital trends and has a broad background with strategic and political communication, press work and content production.


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Niina Aagaard

Chief Operating Officer
Niina has been working as COO at Nordic Innovation since the autumn of 2017. Before that she has a history within Finnish governmental trade and investment promotion, and from the private sector. She is a strategist who believes that practiced diversity is best for the business. She is empowered by people.

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Lena Henriksson

Lena Henriksson

Head of Communication
Visionary change maker who believes in a good strategy. Combined communication and marketing expert with working experience from the broadcasting businesses Swedish Radio and UR. Walked from Media to Business and became responsible for marketing, corporate communication and PR in startups and institutes. Interested in making a difference with great communication.

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Svein Berg

Managing Director
Svein began as managing director of Nordic Innovation in 2017. Before that he held various positions in Innovation Norway, including Senior Vice President and Regional Director. Svein has also been CEO of The Norwegian Seafood Council and an Advisor in the Norwegian Ministry for Local Government. He holds a master's degree in economics from The University of Oslo.

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Haukur Stefánsson

Senior Administration Adviser
Haukur has been involved in international cooperation since 2005, working for the Nordic cooperation since 2009. He is an expert on all matters regarding organization-administration and is the go-to person when it comes to HR.

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Trine Moa

Senior Administration Adviser
Trine has more than 14 years of experience working with strategic planning, developing and implementing methodology and tools for results management, evaluation and learning, with an innovative and solutions-oriented approach to her work.

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Linda Valestrand

Administration Consultant
Linda has 23 years of administrative and client service experience. She is a problem solver and our go to person when it comes to procurements and knowledge about the daily administration of Nordic Innovation.

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Ivar Josefsson

Innovation Adviser
Ivar combines his international experience with an environmental background to identify the most promising Nordic projects for achieving sustainable growth. His main strengths lie within the fields of international relations and environment, and he worked briefly in the international development sector prior to joining Nordic Innovation in 2018.

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Nina Egeli

Senior Innovation Adviser
Internationalization, innovation and business development support, in combination with a strong background in strategy and policy development are main pillars in Nina’s professional life. Through project design and management, she aims to fit market needs with relevant services and opportunities that allows new business partnerships and business projects to prosper.

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