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Mr Ari Harmaala appointed as a Managing Director as of 1 March 2024.

The Board of Directors of the China Office of Finnish Industries has appointed Mr Ari Harmaala as Managing Director as of 1 March 2024.

Mr Ari Harmaala’s biography

Ari has a broad and comprehensive knowledge of international business and sales. He has more than 30 years of professional experience working in global markets, particularly in business and sales within the People’s Republic of China (PRC) and other emerging markets.

Ari lived in Asia with his family for nearly 20 years of which 10 years in the PRC, developing a deep understanding of Chinese business, culture and industry dynamics. He has a strong track record in international business, sales of investment and commodity products, and execution of strategies that enable organisations to succeed in highly competitive markets.

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192 bn EU

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