Piia-Noora Kauppi to start as a Partner of Odgers Berndtson Finland

20 Sep 2022

Piia-Noora Kauppi to start as a Partner of Odgers Berndtson Finland

Piia-Noora Kauppi will start as a partner of Odgers Berndtson Oy in January 2023.

Odgers Berndtson is an executive search and leadership consulting company with 64 offices in 33 countries. The company has been operating in Finland since 1990.

In her work, Kauppi will help companies and organisations find the best talent, especially for CEO, management teams and Boards. Kauppi's versatile and extensive experience in management and board positions in both the public and private sectors has created an excellent basis for her to act as a trusted advisor for organisations in both Finnish and European domestic markets.

"We warmly welcome Piia-Noora Kauppi to Odgers Berndtson. We are very proud of this recruitment and our strong office in Helsinki is getting even stronger"

Says CEO Kester Scrope. "Piia-Noora represents the best possible talent and has strong international work experience, and that's exactly why we wanted to invite her as a Partner. Piia-Noora is a great individual and even better as a team player. Fast, visionary, courageous, networked, productive and an energising business management professional. She has all the qualities required of a great executive search consultant.," says Scrope.

“In my work in various expert organisations, I have learned that the success of any organisation is determined by people and their actions. I want to use the versatile experience gained in my career to improve organisations’ ability to get the right people in the right places,"

Says Kauppi.

"The competition for competent leaders has not been this fierce for years. When considering management appointments, in addition to knowledge of the industry and operating environment, there must be a good understanding of the abilities the organisation needs to meet the challenges of the present as well as the future waiting around the corner," says Kauppi. "Few things are as important for the success of an organisation as identifying and hiring excellent leaders," she continues.

Kauppi will move on to Odgers Berndtson from the role of Managing Director of Finance Finland, which she has held since 2009. In addition to the new duties, Kauppi will continue in her current Board positions at Gofore Oyj and UPM Kymmene Oyj and as Chairman of the SOS Children's Village Foundation.

Prior to Finance Finland, Kauppi was a member of the European Parliament for almost ten years and Chairman of the National Coalition Party European Parliament group. Kauppi holds Master of Laws degree and she has also studied economics both in Finland and abroad.

Sami Erviö, Patrik Kvikant and Samppa Nylund will continue as Partners and Jukka Lehtiluoto as a Senior Advisor at Odgers Berndtson's Helsinki office.