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We are linking the North Karelia with Middle East. Join the network today!

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For any questions or further information, don’t hesitate to contact directly any of us in the project team:

  • Helena Puhakka-Tarvainen, Senior Project Manager, +358 50 430 2418, helena.puhakka-tarvainen [a] karelia.fi

Helena’s strong expertise is in project life-cycle management in transnational context. She is a specialist for biological processes, renewable energy and bioeconomy.

  • Janita Ylitalo, Project Specialist, +358 50 330 6704, janita.ylitalo [a] karelia.fi

Janita’s hands-on background is in international business. She has worked 15+ years in Finnish companies doing global sales and marketing, helping the companies to go international and grow.

  • Laith ALRahlahleh, Project Coordinator, +358 50 323 3336, laith.alrahlahleh [a] karelia.fi

Laith is our man from Jordan. He is finishing his PdD at the University of Eastern Finland and lives in Joensuu. Laith is an excellent help in bringing the know-how and his network of contacts to the North Karelian companies and organizations.