Arja Läärä

Arja Läärä

Arja Läärä is known for her strong experience and expertise in executive assessments, strategic resourcing, executive search, management audits and leadership developpment. She has executed a vast number of recruiting processes, leadership assessments, psychological profiles, management team and leadership development projects over the years. She is enthusiastic about helping her clients to grow their business by searching, identifying, assessing and developing leaders.

Arja has over fifteen years of experience in strategic resourcing, assessments and business consulting. She has history of executive and partner roles in a Finnish human resources consultancy company and executive search companies. In addition to business responsibilities, her experience covers HR, key account management, customer relations, sales and marketing roles. Arja has been working more than ten years in Management Teams and as a member of Boards. Her clients are leading Finnish and international companies in a variety of business, for example, in retail, energy and forest industry, service sector, health care and finance.

Arja holds a Master of Science (Psychology) degree from the University of Turku. She has participated several courses and certifications of consultancy, coaching and psychological assessment methods. She has a Qualification of Occupational Health and she has completed an Advanced Management Education, as well as, CBM-degree (Certified Board Member).

Salla Sundström

Salla Sundström

Salla Sundström is an experienced professional of strategic human resources management. She has more than 20 years of experience in facilitating business development change projects, managing strategic capabilities, resources and organizational planning as well as developing leadership and people.

Salla has an extensive experience from various roles in the areas of R&D, quality management, strategic planning and operational production in industrial environments. Her experience has provided Salla with a broad and diverse business understanding.

Salla is best acquainted with manufacturing, technology, energy and consumer business. She has a long career in leadership and management, leading various HR teams as well as other expert and employee teams in various companies. Salla has worked for 15 years in leadership teams in global environments.

Salla has a licentiate degree in technology (Materials Science) from Aalto University. She has also completed a Master of Quality degree in continued studies at Aalto and is a certified Business Coach. During her career Salla has participated in numerous leadership, management and team coaching programs.

Ara Hopia

Ara Hopia

Ara Hopia has over 30 years’ experience in management and leadership. He has worked, for example, in a bank as a marketing and customer relationship manager and as a sales director. Ara has established and led many expert businesses over his long entrepreneurial career. He has solid experience in developing executive team operations, building growth programs, recruitment and onboarding processes and recruiting key personnel. Through his banking career he obtained versatile and personal experience on executive team work.

Finance, telecommunications, retail and food industries are very familiar for Ara. He knows broadly the challenges and factors in sales, marketing, customer relations, human resources and general management.

Ara has Master’s Degree in Administrative Sciences from University of Tampere. He has completed several trainings in leadership, organisational development and coaching. He is the chairman of the Finnish Management Consultant Association (LJK) and he is also working in the boards of several expert organisations. Ara has also completed CBM-training (Certified Board Member).