Päivi Hirvola

Director, Societal Training and Development, Sitra

+358 (294) 618 493


Päivi Hirvola is the leader of the anniversary projects at Sitra and in Ratkaisu 100, the biggest challenge prize competition in Finland. Päivi is based in Sitra’s Societal training and development unit.

Päivi is a passionate developer, an advocate of the culture of experimentation and learning together, an efficient networker and a facilitator. Her strengths include building and designing think-do-connect impact chains to make them into flexible processes. Päivi is also very good at forming a comprehensive understanding of different topics, whatever they might be.


Päivi has more than 15 years’ experience in innovative development, project management, co-operation and forming a common understanding. Her Master of Social Science degree and the experience she has gained in the world of business provide insight and new interactive ways to achieve societal renewal.

A solution-oriented approach, the capability to reform and the will to innovate can be seen in the results of projects lead by Päivi. As a supervisor, she swears by leadership coaching.

What else?

Päivi is a mother of two school-age children and therefore values quality everyday life. She is a team player both at work and in her free time. The things that motivate her are a better tomorrow, life within the limitations of the earth, and meaningful and effective work to achieve these goals together with other people.