Get to know the energetic team behind Asia Exchange! Besides the people below, we have many passionate interns, alumni and partners helping us to spread the word about the benefits of studying in Asia.

 

Management


Harri Suominen

Managing Director, Co-Founder

Degree from Tampere University of Applied Sciences, Finland. Study abroad semesters in Athens, Greece and Shanghai, China.

Passionate entrepreneur in education since 2007. Feels privileged to make his living with businesses that make a difference. Grateful for being able to help people find their goals and live their dreams.

 

Tuomas Kauppinen

Director, Co-Founder

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.

 

Pekka Pernu

Business Development Manager

Master of International Relations and Affairs (University of Lapland, Finland).

Studied abroad in Beijing, China. Work experience from Spain and Iceland.


 

 

Anna-Mari Pietikäinen (on maternity leave)

Operations Manager 

Master of Arts in Intercultural Communication (University of Jyväskylä, Finland)

Studied abroad at University of Tartu, Estonia. Internships and voluntary work in Belgium and the Netherlands.

 

 

 

Administration & Student Advising


Suvi Huuhtanen

International Relations Specialist

Master of Arts in Multilingual Communication and Translation Studies (University of Tampere, Finland).

Studied abroad in Canada. Work experience from Switzerland, France and Sweden.

 

 

 

 

Katri Yli-Korpula

International Coordinator

Master of Arts in German Language and Culture
(University of Tampere, Finland).

Studied abroad in Germany, Austria and Iceland.
Internship in Ankara, Turkey.

 

 

Eini Parttimaa

International Relations Specialist


Master of Arts in Intercultural Communication
(University of Jyväskylä, Finland).

Former intern at Asia Exchange.
Work experience from France.

 

 

Elsi Lahti

International Coordinator

Master of Administrative Sciences in Intercultural Studies in Communication and Administration (University of Vaasa, Finland) and Bachelor of Business Administration in International Business (Lahti University of Applied Sciences, Finland).

Studied abroad in Australia. Work experience from Switzerland, Spain and Germany.

 

 

 

IT Team


Miika Kallasoja

IT Coordinator

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.

 

 

Sami Hiltunen

Planning Officer

Bachelor of International Business (Satakunta University of Applied Sciences). Former intern at Asia Exchange.

Studied abroad at Konkuk University, Seoul, South Korea.

 

 

 

 

 

Networking & Marketing


Katariina Lius

Engagement Specialist

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.

 

 

Nina

Engagement Specialist

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.

 

 

 

Elisa Kemppainen

International Coordinator

Elisa Kemppainen Asia Exchange

Bachelor of Business Administration in International Business (Kajaani University of Applied Sciences, Finland).

Work experience from the USA, Australia and New Zealand, studied in Canada.

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