Specialist, Circular Economy,
Merja Rehn is a specialist in the Circular economy focus area. She works on the development of a sustainable food system, which is one of the five focus areas of the national road map to a circular economy. Merja champions Finnish food producers, who deserve more appreciation for their work and for the high-quality raw materials they produce.
Merja has a master’s degree in social sciences. She has previously worked in a party organisation at the national level and in municipal culture activities at the local level. As a non-fiction author, she has written three entrepreneurial books, in addition to contributing to several national media outlets with newspaper and magazine columns and radio broadcasts. Her passion at Sitra is to ensure that food produced in Finland is more sustainable economically, ecologically, socially and culturally.
In her free time, Merja likes to walk her dachshund Sessi, alias Aamuyön Erzulie. She enjoys cycling, cross-country skiing, the Sitra yoga group, reading and romantic movies.