Meet our staff!

Kari Jääskeläinen

Dr. Kari Jääskeläinen, the HELBUS CEO, is a keen runner and an entrepreneur. He holds a Ph.D. from the University of Arts and Design Medialab. Additionally, he holds a Master’s in Economics and Business Administration in Entrepreneurship from the Helsinki School of Economics.

Kari likes to think that we all have the power to influence our future through the choices and decisions we make. Anything can be within reach, if you set your mind to it and work hard. He hopes to pass on some of his curiosity and determination to the students of HELBUS.

Contact Kari!

+358 40 501 7627

Skype name: karijaask

Katariina Nuotio

Katariina Nuotio is the HELBUS Executive Vice President. She is also in charge of HELBUS’ international affairs and University of Northampton programmes. After she graduated with a M.Sc. (Econ.) from the Helsinki School of Economics, she worked for years in management consulting, advising multinational clients on business strategies in China, rest of Asia and Europe. She has also been involved in development aid and lived in Africa, Central Asia and lately in Italy, where she helped Loyola University Chicago set up a new degree program in Rome.

Katariina tries to find new ways to doing things and enjoys developing herself, learning languages and travelling. She often spends her free time making music with her family consisting of a husband, three kids and a dachshund. She will be happy to help any prospective international student find their way to HELBUS.

Contact Katariina!

+358 40 411 2198

Skype name: helbusfinland

Veikko Jääskeläinen

Professor Veikko Jääskeläinen is the former rector of the Helsinki School of Economics, nowadays known as Aalto University School of Business. During his career he has founded four other BBA and MBA-programs in Finland, South Korea and Singapore. Among others, he has founded the prestigious MBA and eMBA –programs of Aalto University.

Veikko has a degree from Yale University. Work has taken Veikko from Brazil to Asia and there are plenty of interesting stories to share. Veikko now serves as the Academic Dean of HELBUS and is responsible for the curriculum and professor recruitment of HELBUS.

Veikko enjoys running. During his years in Sao Paolo, Veikko had to do his morning jog on the rooftop of his 27-story compound, as there was little opportunity to run on the streets, earning him the nickname “estrangeiro excisito” from his neighbors.

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Saara Takkinen

Saara Takkinen is the ever-smiling HN Programme Leader in HELBUS. She takes good care of all HELBUS students and can be found at the HELBUS office during class hours. She is passionate about good design, both at home and at work and will soon have a Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) focused in Designing Innovative Digital Services of the Future from Laurea University of Applied Sciences.

Saara believes that where there is a will there is a way. All enquiries are welcome and her office is always open for some relaxing chitchat, too.

Contact Saara!

+358 449 778 927

Skype name: saaratakkinen

George Mossford

George Mossford, HELBUS' Academic Support Manager, holds a Masters in Research Methods from the University of Bath (UK) and a Vocational Teacher qualification obtained in Finland. With a background in specialist copyediting and sports management, George is always available to help students reach their potential and to support our visiting faculty in delivering top-quality tuition.

Outside of the office, George has a passion for rugby - he is on the board of the Finnish Rugby Federation and referees the sport at international level - and spends as much time as possible exploring Finland with his wife and three children.

Contact George!

+358 404 159 617

Skype name: georgemossford

Emilia Kokkonen

Emilia Kokkonen is a Marketing and Admissions coordinator at HELBUS. Emilia graduated from the Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Business and Management -programme delivered in HELBUS in partnership with the University of Northampton in fall 2017. In her free time Emilia plays lacrosse and watches sports. She brings joyful energy to the effective team in HELBUS and adds value in providing support to the HELBUS students with her experience and background as 1st class honors student. - Nothing works unless you do!

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