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Salla Heinänen

Executive Director, The Finnish Association of Designers


Salla Heinänen is the Executive Director of The Finnish Association of Designers Ornamo, representing design professionals in Finland. These design professionals combine knowledge-based and experimental methods to help both the business and public sectors thrive.

Heinänen holds a Master degree in Political Science and has previously been involved in trade and employment policy at the OECD advisory board. She has also worked with the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) and the International Labour Organisation (ILO).

She believes the companies that will be successful in the future are those investing in design today.