As part of the Sitra team, Saara Malkamäki is building a new national authority in Finland that combines well-being data from different sources and makes it available for use in research and product development. In addition to strategic and business planning, Saara handles stakeholder relationships and promotes project co-operation. She actively looks for best practices and models from around the world, co-ordinates and expands an international collaboration network, and organises study trips.
Saara has expertise in planning customer-oriented services, business development and customer and stakeholder co-operation. During the past year, she has also worked with communications, new funding and co-operation models, social marketing and impact. She has successfully expanded networking activities and developed co-operation between the public, private and third sectors.
As spring approaches, Saara’s senses come to life and music fills her evenings and weekends. Saara is a dedicated Eurovision Song Contest fan who, for the past four years, has packed her bags and travelled to wherever Eurovision takes her. She enjoys travelling and has been to 60 countries.
In the future, Saara believes that new models will produce well-being and ensure more equal distribution of income.