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  • Consulate General of Finland, New York
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Embassy of Finland, Washington

Team FinlandTeam Finland in the United States

The Team Finland network promotes Finland and its interests abroad: the internationalization of Finnish enterprises, investments in Finland, and the country brand. The Team Finland operating model brings together the key actors and services in these fields. The core of the network consists of the publicly funded organizations operating in these fields, such as the ministries, Finland’s network of diplomatic missions, Business Finland, national culture and science institutes, Finnvera, Finnfund, and the regional internationalization services, built upon the ELY Centres.

The Team Finland network will help your enterprise become more international, grow, and succeed in the global market. For more information on services to companies seeking internationalization, please see

Contact our U.S. industry teams or regional offices

Industry teams


Business Finland representative Michael Lovejoy
Business Finland, Houston


Senior Advisor Hartti Suomela
Business Finland, Palo Alto

Health Technology

Senior Advisor Val Kratzman
Business Finland, New York City

Creative Industries

Senior Advisor Thuong Tan
Business Finland, Silicon Valley

Regional offices

Washington, D.C.

Team Finland Chairperson

Ambassador Kirsti Kauppi
Embassy of Finland, Washington D.C.

Team Finland Coordinator of the Embassy
Lähetystöneuvos Heli Hyypiä
Suomen suurlähetystö, Washington D.C.

Commercial Counselor Iina Peltonen
Business Finland, Washington D.C.

New York

Consul General Manu Virtamo
Consulate General, New York

Counselor, commercial and trade affairs Veijo Komulainen
Consulate General, New York

Team Finland -koordinaattori
Senior Director, Head of Region North America Mailiina Turanlahti
Business Finland, New York
mailiina.turanlahti (at)
+1 (510) 258 9969

Los Angeles

Consul General Stefan Lindström
Consulate General, Los Angeles

Senior Trade Commissioner Aki Luukkainen
Consulate General, Los Angeles

Silicon Valley

Senior Advisor Thuong Tan
Business Finland, Silicon Valley

Senior Advisor Hartti Suomela
Business Finland, Silicon Valley

Advisor Paula Salomaa
Business Finland, Silicon Valley

Team Finland actors in the U.S.

  • Embassy of Finland in Washington D.C., Consulates General in New York and Los Angeles
  • Business Finland offices in New York, Silicon Valley, Washington D.C., and Houston (partner office)
  • Finnish Defense Attaché’s office in Washington D.C.
  • Other Team Finland partners in the U.S.
  • Finnish-American Chamber of Commerce
  • Finnish Honorary Consuls of Finland
  • Finnish Cultural Institute, New York
  • Visit Finland, New York

Objectives of the Team Finland USA Network

Team Finland USA network promotes Finnish-U.S. economic relations and positive country image of Finland, supports Finnish companies in the U.S. markets, and aims to attract foreign investments to Finland. Strong country image will serve as the platform for the work of the Team Finland USA network. Finnish culture and excellent reputation in education are important elements of the Finnish country brand.

Team Finland USA has the following general objectives

  • Increase Finland’s global and regional economic impact
  • Promote trade in goods and services
  • Increase bilateral investments
  • Promote the image of Finland as a leading knowledge and innovation economy providing smart solutions for the 21st century
  • Facilitate partnerships between companies and research organizations
  • Help start-up companies to enter the U.S. markets
  • Attract companies to develop R&D functions in Finland
  • Attract investments to Finnish growth companies
  • Improve recognition of new trends and opportunities
  • Support Finnish companies in their global business objectives
  • Help and coach with market access

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Updated 10/18/2018

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