Jarno Valkeapaa

Conseiller commercial et affaires étrangères
Embassy of Finland

Professional Experience 

In April 2016 Mr. Valkeapää was nominated as a Special Advisor to Ottawa to help Finnish companies with establishing business in Canada. His special focus is in matching the Finnish renewable energy, cleantech, mining and maritime companies with Canadian co-operation opportunities. 

Prior to this he was a Regional Manager at Finpro, Finnish Trade Promotion Company in northern Finland helping companies from the Arctic to internationalize. From 1999 to 2009 he worked at AEL/METSKO, The Training Centre for the Finnish Forest industries. From 2005-2008 he was based in Shanghai, China where he was in charge of establishing business around the Finnish knowhow in paper industry, forestry and cleantech processes. 



Mr. Valkeapää graduated from the University of Helsinki in 2000 with a M.Sc. in forestry. He has also studied organizational communication and has Specialist Qualification in Foreign Trade.