Let us introduce the team of Asia Exchange! Beside the people below, we have many passionate interns, alumni and partners helping us to spread the word about the benefits of studying in Asia.
Managing Director and co-founder of Asia Exchange
Degree from Tampere University of Applied Sciences, Finland. Study abroad semesters in Athens (Greece) and Shanghai (China).
A thirty something entrepreneur following his passions has made his professional dreams come true since 2007 at Asia Exchange. A social being both at work and outside of it who feels as comfortable in a suit as in shorts. Has more than 200 campus visits and over 30 trips to Asia under his belt. Before Asia Exchange worked as an Account Manager at Hewlett-Packard.
“All the greatest experiences in my life are linked to Asia. That’s why I also encourage other people to grab onto their Life-Changing opportunities. Seek your passions, follow your dreams and believe in yourself. Be active and remember to enjoy the everyday things in life. Put in use what you learn and everything is possible!”
Academic Director and co-founder of Asia Exchange
Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Business (University of Oulu, Finland). Study abroad semesters in Greensboro (USA) and Shanghai (China).
A passionate study abroad specialist who has visited more than 200 campuses around the world. When not working, Tuomas is surfing, traveling and learning Mandarin Chinese. Based in Hong Kong Co-founded Asia Exchange with Harri. Previous work experience as a Corporate Finance Advisor at PwC.
“Study abroad semesters have enabled so many unbelievably things in my career and personal life. Everyone should study abroad at least once. The only thing that I regret is that I didn’t go on a study abroad semester for a third time. Asia is the number one destination of this century.”
Master of Arts in Intercultural Communication (University of Jyväskylä, Finland)
Studied abroad in University of Tartu, Estonia. Internships and voluntary work in Belgium and the Netherlands.
Master of Arts in Russian Language and Translation (University of Eastern-Finland).
Studied abroad in Russia and Austria. Internship at the International office of Tver State University, Russia.
Master of Social Sciences in International Relations (University of Tampere, Finland) and Bachelor of Hospitality Management (Polytechnic of Jyväskylä, Finland).
Studied abroad in Bangalore, India. Work experience from Laos and Nepal.
Master of Arts in Education (University of Tampere, Finland).
Studied abroad in Maynooth University, Ireland and Beijing Normal University, China. Worked at the universities international offices, first in Finland and after in Ireland.
International Relations Specialist
Master of Arts in Multilingual Communication and Translation Studies (University of Tampere).
Studied abroad in Canada. Work experience from Switzerland, France and Sweden.
Master of Arts in German Language and Culture (University of Tampere, Finland)
Studied abroad in Germany, Austria, and Iceland. Internship in Ankara, Turkey.
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International Relations Assistant
Master of Arts in Intercultural Studies in Communication and Administration (University of Vaasa, Finland).
Study abroad semesters in Regensburg, Germany and Guangzhou, China. Internship in Bern, Switzerland.
The following people have also participated in making students’ dreams come true worldwide:
Ella Gustafsson, Mika Roiha, Mikael Kiuru, Petra Sundström, Kirsi Hokkila, Tiia Suvanto, Sonja Recht-Hansen, Tiia Lohela, Olli Hyttinen, Minna Lahtinen, Toni Tuovila, Sonja Vänskä, Heli Pessala, Nina Väisänen, Suvi Varneslahti, Maria Jassey, Hanna-Leena Svensson, Jana Rohwer, Juuso Määttänen, Reetta Mäkinen, Riikka Markkula, Karoliina Hiltunen, Kati Knaapi, Kirsten Huss, Eeva Louhela, Emmi Lajunen, Dorothea Penner, Ksenia Shokhina, Jennifer Cyffka, Saana Peräkorpi, Rudi Brummer, Kevin Ives, Liia Kurvinen, Raila Salmela, Nina Erkkilä, Sabrina Kradischnig, Reetakaisa Pakisjärvi, Emma Numminen, Henriikka Kaunela, Päivi Kaikkonen, Adrian Ernst, Michael Olscher, Michael Nelson, Sanna Koivunen, Emmi Tappura, Niina Heikkinen, Maija Tanttu, Eini Parttimaa, Henri Valtonen.
Interested in joining our team?
Check the currently open positions on our Careers page.