Tandem Leadership Alumni

Here is a list of all the amazing people that have participated in Tandem Leadership and are now part of our Alumni Network which has been running since 2012.

The participants of Tandem Leadership are young leaders and professionals from Sweden and Finland who have already assumed a leadership position or are highly likely to do so in the future. They come from different sectors in society, with different educational, political and professional backgrounds.

Participants 2020

SWEDEN
ALEXANDRA DAVIDSSONSecretary General, Responsible Consumption
SIMON EDSTRÖMDeputy Chairman, The Swedish National Union of Students
BJÖRN FONDÉN, Climate Chage Support Officer, United Nations Climate Change
REBECCA JANSSON, Assistant Portfolio Manager, Handelsbanken
MARCUS JOHANSSON, Advisor, Wallenberg Foundations
DAN LAINIO, CEO & Founder, Qleano
EMELIE MOLÉN ESKHULT, Captain, Swedish Armed Forces
SANNA NORÉN, Sustainability Manager, Nordic Choice Hotel
MOHAMED NUUR, Politician, City of Stockholm
DIANA VANPublic Affairs Manager, Coca Cola Company

FINLAND
MATHIAS BERGLUND, Co-Founder, The Curious AI Company
SAULI BÖHM, CEO, ResQ Club
JOHANNES KOPONEN, Lead, Global Openings, Demos Helsinki
JULIA LINDHOLM, Senior Specialist, Permanent Representation of Finland to the EU
MARI MÄNNISTÖ, CEO, SHIFT Business Festival
TUOMAS NUOTIO, HR Manager, Nordic Healthcare Group
HEIDI SAARINEN, President, United Nations Youth Association of Finland
MARIA TEIKARI, Service Director, Social Science Professionals
EERO VASSINEN, Co-founder, Civitta Finland

Participants 2018

SWEDEN
ANDRA FARHADCEO at Börshajen
MAGDA RASMUSSONPolitical Advisor, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
AHMED ABDIRAHMANFounder and CEO, Global Village and Policy Expert, Stockholm Chamber of Commerce
MALIN MÅHLBERG, Vice Principal, Ängskolan
ASHKAN SAFAEE, Co-founder, Everyday, Co-founder, Astrid
JESSICA WESTIN, Senior Communications Manager, RTL Group
NAEEF ALMEZELLeadership Developer, Teach for Sweden
CECILIA MOLINDER, First Line Manager, Astrazeneca
PETER KUYLENSTIERNA, Co-founder, RO Properties AB
CAROLINE HOFFSTEDT, Deputy mayor, President of the Committee for Education, Uppsala Municipality

FINLAND
HUSSEIN AL-TAEE, Member of Parliament, The Parliament of Finland
SIRIA LEMMA, M.D., Ph.D. in Medicine and Medical Doctor, Mehiläinen
MARC-JOHANN KAVANTSAARI, Founder & CEO, GuardianX
SAARA MATTERO, Public Affairs Director, The Finnish State Development Company Vake Oy
JENNA LÄHDEMÄKISpecialist Foresight, Insight & Strategy, The Finnish Innovation Fund Sitra
ANTTI KERPPOLA, CEO, Ylva
CAROLINE SUINNER, Visual Artist and Art Director, Ruskeat Tytöt, Owner, Stained Creative
RONJA SALMIAuthor, Journalist and Head of Program, Helsinki Book Fair
JAAKKO PIHLAJAAnalytical Consultant, Google
HENRIK WICKSTRÖM, Chairman of the Executive Board, Ingå municipality

Participants 2017

SWEDEN
SUAD ALIExpert, Resettlement and Special Operations, Swedish Migration Agency
JONATAN JÜRISOOHead of Business Development, 4C Strategies
AGNES BJÖRNHead of the Policy and Thematic Unit, Plan International Sweden
BODIL SIDÉN, Partner, blq invest
ANAS HSISSEN, Founder, Flexibla Människor
PER-ANDERS WIDELLProgran Manager, International Energy Agency IEA
SANDRA LINDGRENPh.D. in philosophy, University of Gothenburg, teacher at Sjölins Gymnasium Södermalm, affiliated teacher, Uppsala University
EKIM ESGIL, High school teacher of religion, history & social science, Biskopsgården
TOBIAS PORSERUD, Director, Appjobs Institute
EMILIE AF JOCHNICK, Desk Officer, Ministry of Foreign Affairs

FINLAND
YACINE SAMB, Product Marketing Manager, Northern Europe, Google, CEO & Owner, Palaver Tree Ltd
LEENA PIHLAJAMÄKI, Business Director, Ylva
HEIKKI AUTTO, Member of Parliament, The Parliament of Finland
MIKKEL NÄKKÄLÄJÄRVI, Regional Manager, Service Union United PAM
MAÏMOUNA JAGNE-SOREAU, Researcher, University of Helsinki – Paris-Sorbonne
SEAN RICKS, Journalist, editor & TV-host for the Finnish Broadcasting Company Yle
NORA ROSENDAHL, Author, Entrepreneur and CEO, Hintsa Performance
MATIAS HEINO,  Doctoral student, Water & Development Research Group, Aalto University
SONYA LINDFORSChoreographer and Artistic Director, UrbanApa art community
JAN WESTÖ, Director, Miltton

Participants 2016

SWEDEN
JOHAN HÖGLUNDCEO, Unilabs Sweden
AILIN MOAF MIRLASHARIFounder of StreetGäris and Cultural Social Worker, Förorten i Centrum 
MADELEN PORSERUDMember of Management Team, Team Lead and Management Consultant, Influence
NICOLAS WAERN, CEO, Winniio
SOPHIA GRANSWEDFounder, Sophia Granswed AB
CLAES NORDMARK,  Mayor, Boden municipality
SARA PACKALÉNSenior Research Officer, Swedish Research Council
SILVIA KAKEMBO,  Political Advisor, Ministry of Finance
CATHRINE ÅSKLINTProgramme Manager,  Vinnova
DANIEL VALIOLLAHI,  Public Affairs Manager Nordics, Kindred Group PLC

FINLAND
NOORA LÖFSTRÖM, Public Affairs Advisor Miltton Networks
LIISA KETOMÄKI, Managing Director, Turku Music Festival
JENNI LINTULA, Communications Manager at the Regional Council of Lapland
OV CRISTIAN NOROCEL, Researcher at the University of Helsinki
FATBARDHE HETEMAJPeple Operations Manager, Avaintech Oy
PAUL STENBÄCK, VP Finance, People and Panels, Verto Analytics
JOONAS REENPÄÄ, Area Sales Manager, Suomalainen kirjakauppa
MAGNUS FORSSTRÖM, Head of Program Management Office, Fortum eNext
MARYANN ABDULKARIMWriter and Inclusion Strategist
ESA SUOMINEN, Managing Partner, Rud Pedersen Public Affairs Company

Participants 2015

SWEDEN
NINA RAWALFounder, Emerging Health Ventures, Young Global Leader, World Economic Forum
AMANDA LUNDETEGCEO, the AllBright Foundation 
JENNY-ANN AX:SON JOHNSON, Co-founder, Tilly AB
SEHER YILMAZ, Employer Branding, SVT
FELIX KÖNIG, Political advisor, Ministry of Employment
NOOMI WEINRYB, Docent, Södertörn University 
NILS GUSTAFSSON, Head of department, Department of Strategic Communication, Lund University
PATRIC ÅBERG, Mayor of Östra Göinge, The Moderate Party
MARIO SHEVCHENKOPublic Relations Manager, DNL Krakow
ANDRÉ ASSARSSONGovernment Manager, Facebook

FINLAND
ARSHE SAID, Researcher at Aalto University
HELI MÄKIPÄÄSenior Policy Advisor, Pohjola-Norden/The Nordic Council of Ministers
KATRI VATAJA, Director, Foresight, Insight and Strategy, Sitra
MARI MÄNNISTÖCultural Director, City of Helsinki
NIKLAS TALLINGCAO, Samfundet Folkhälsan
MARI KARJALAINENBusiness Journalist
TORSTEN FAGERHOLMEditorial Writer, Hufvudstadsbladet
TUOMAS ASUNMAAEntrepreneur Spondeo
TUOMAS KURTTILAExecutive Director, The Helsinki Mother and Child Association
ANNA MUNSTERHJELM, Chief Executive, The Finnish Youth Co-operation – Allianssi

Participants 2014

SWEDEN
ELIN LÖFBLADDirector Business Relations, Vattenfall Distribution
MARCUS STRINÄS, Public Affairs Consultant, Rud Pedersen Public Affairs
MARCUS OSCARSSONPolitical Commentator at TV4 and The Times Scandinavian Correspondent
MATTIAS SVENSSONCEO, Elvira Kunskapsutveckling, Board Member, Plick, Co-founder, Teach for Sweden
CHRISTINE GRAHN,  Public Affairs Manager, Facebook
EDVARD BERGSTRÖMVice President, Corporate Communications – Relations and Products, Sandvik
DAHLIA REZAIFounder and Consultant, Rezai Reform AB
ANNA TYLLSTRÖM, Researcher, Institute for Future Studies, Uppsala University
CECILIA BORGTribe Lead, Spotify
HENRIK KARLSSONCo-founder and CEO, Prometa

FINLAND
KRISTA KORELINHead of Digital Banking, OP Financial Group
SAARA ALHOPURODiplomat, Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland
JOHANNA HANNUSCountry Manager, Briox Finland
JANINA MACKIEWICZHead of EU Affairs at Eurocadres
MATTI MUUKKONENPostdoctoral researcher, University of Eastern Finland, CEO, Insite Talos
KARI LEPPÄNEN,  Head of CRM, KONE
JOACHIM THIBBLINCEO, Svenska Teatern
VENLA BERNELIUS, Assistant Professor, University of Helsinki
NICLAS KOURULA, Head of Planning, Finland’s Slot Machine Association (RAY)
EERO VAINIOMayor at Municipality of Petäjävesi

Participants 2013

SWEDEN
ARDALAN SHEKARABI,
 Swedish Minister for Social Security, Ministry of Health and Social Affairs​
ANNIKA HIRVONEN, Member of Parliament, The Parliament of Sweden
IDA KARLBERG GIDLUND, CEO, Teach for Sweden
HÅKAN TRIBELL, Senior Policy Advisor, Uppsala Handelskammare
JOHAN BERGGREN, Deputy Director, Moderate Party Parliamentary Office
LINDA WEDLIN, Distinguished University Professor at Department of Business Studies, Uppsala University
GABRIEL EHRLING, Editor in chief, Avesta tidning
MERNOSH SAATCHI, CEO and Founder Humblestorm Communication
LINA GLANS, Political Advisor, Ministry of Infrastructure
TERESA WALTERFELDT, Strategic Partner Commercial Hub,  Nordea

FINLAND
ARTO VALKAMA, CEO, Turun kaupungin teatteri
EERO RÄMÖ, Director, Tekir
VILLE YLIKAHRI, Principal, The Adult Education Centre of the City of Helsinki
SARI SIIKASALMI, CIO at iloom.io and Insight Director at Kreab Worldwide
ANNA HÄGGBLOM, Public Speaker and Consultant, Chair of the Board, Aveo
MIKAEL AHTOKARI, Director People & Culture, Dittmar & Indrenius
HANNA-MARI MANNINEN, Partner, Head of Corporate Advisory, Compliance & CSR, Dittmar & Indrenius
OLLI ANTTONEN, Sales Director, Prysmian Group
AKI KOPONEN, CEO and Co-founder, Kinrate Analytics
LIINA LÄNSILUOTO, Director of Communications, The Finnish Landlord Association