Kirsi Suomalainen

Lead, Communication and Public Affairs, Sitra
Kuva: Miikka Pirinen
Kuva: Miikka Pirinen


Kirsi Suomalainen is responsible for communications of the IHAN® – Human-driven data economy.


Kirsi is a long-standing employee at Sitra and earlier she was responsible for communications of the Digital Health HUB and the project of Tools for the social welfare and healthcare services. She has experience in several topics, such as services for children, young people and the elderly, work well-being and management, knowledge management, service channel and electronic services. Kirsi has also contributed to communications in the Environment, Municipal and Public sector management programmes.

Communications has been Kirsi’s principal task for 20 years and the topics have varied from icebreakers, machine translation and enterprise financing to the social welfare and healthcare reform, environment, digital services, well-being and gene technology.

What else?

In her free time, Kirsi is a huge consumer of guided exercise. She goes to see theatre, dance and music performances. On their travels together, the family visits art museums, hikes in nature and strolls the streets of metropolises.

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