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Jari Laakso

Chairman and Entreprenuer


Avalon - Helsinki, Finland

Jari has spent more than a quarter of a century in marketing communications with broad experience in startups since 1994 and across various sectors, including small and medium enterprises, travel, technology, large-scale industry, municipalities, educational institutions and other organizations. He believes in holistic management of marketing communications, bringing together marketing, advertising, digital communications, community communications and public relations.

His business acumen has been recognized by the Federation of Finnish Enterprises, which honored him with its National Young Entrepreneur of the Year in 2002. He also was the recipient of the Enterprise of the Year award by the Federation of Entrepreneurs in Kemi, Finland, in 2005.

He is passionate about continuous learning and self-development that he draws on in providing consulting services to clients. Mindful of the importance of efficiencies, enterprise resource planning started in 2010 has contributed as much as 25% savings to his agency.