Heli Nissinen

Leading Specialist, Communications and Public Affairs


Heli Nissinen steers Sitra’s digital communications. She’s also the communications lead on Sitra’s Sustainable everyday life focus area.


Heli has worked on four continents in different communications roles and in project co-ordination. Her special interests include international co-operation, the societal effects of technology, and storytelling.

Heli has a Master’s degree from the University of Jyväskylä.

What else?

In her free time, Heli enjoys learning about new cultures, the feeling of freedom on backpacking and kayaking trips and going to gigs. Her secret wish is to one day become a meteorologist.

Heli believes that creativity and empathy will be the most important skills in the future. Fortunately, they can both be learned.