Marleena Ahonen works as a project co-ordinator in Sitra’s Circular Economy team. For Marleena, the circular economy is one of the world’s best and most inspiring strategies for a sustainable, meaningful tomorrow, towards which everyone can be inspired to build.
Marleena has a holistic approach to development, the circular economy and to the whole world, with a people-oriented emphasis. Marleena’s favourite topics include the processing industry, recycling, the gas economy, renewable energy, strategic life-cycle assessment, cleantech, climate change, environmental impacts and foresight.
She has worked previously as a sustainable development consultant, held an internship on cleantech in Los Angeles and also participated in a project in Tanzania. Her approach combines the best high-tech and low-tech solutions.
Marleena has a Master of Science degree in Environmental Engineering and a strong science background from Aalto University.
After work, Marleena channels her energy into dance classes, yoga and adventures on paradise islands and in Helsinki, in or by the sea.