Meet the team!

Besides the people below, we have many passionate interns and partners helping us to spread the word about the quality of Finnish education and the benefits of studying in Finland.


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Tuomas Kauppinen
Director, Co-Founder
HK +852 5266 2512 / (FIN +358 50 320 7175)

University of Oulu
Shanghai University
University of North Carolina at Greensboro

A strong leader in financial management, international business, and entrepreneurship. Mr. Kauppinen is Edunation’s head in Asia and now lives in Hong Kong permanently. Being charmed by Asia during his exchange year in Shanghai, he works with great passion to connect his new and old home.

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Harri Suominen
Sales Director, Co-Founder
harri(a) / +358 41 544 8110

Tampere University of Applied Sciences
Shanghai University
Technological Educational Institute of Athens in Greece

Mr. Suominen has great expertise in marketing and sales. He has gained a great understanding of higher education on a global level through both firsthand experiences as an exchange student and as a professional in work. Passion, enthusiasm and endless positivity characterize his persona.

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Susanne Suominen
Account Manager, Co-Founder
susanne(a) / +358 40 773 2366

Tampere University of Applied Sciences

Mrs. Suominen is an extremely efficient professional, with strong expertise in financial management. Used to tackle any issues and queries related to taxation or entrepreneurship, she is passionate about delivering the best possible results.


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Vivien Tse
Partnerships Director, Agent partnerships
vivien(a) / +852 9639 6685


Peter Vesterbacka

Åbo Akademi

One of the most knowledgeable persons in mobile ecosystems, Mr. Vesterbacka has a solid background in mobile innovations. He is the co-founder Lightneer, MobileMonday, and Slush, as well as the former Mighty Eagle of Rovio’s Angry Birds. Edunation is very pleased to enjoy the guidance of the entrepreneurial, action-orientated and experienced Mr. Vesterbacka.


Harri Ketamo

A pioneer with a creative mind, Harri has 20 years of experience in working with artificial intelligence. He’s leading his own company specializing in artificial intelligence and is always on the lookout for new innovative ways improve application processes and student experience.


Kustaa Valtonen


Lappeenranta University of Technology

Kustaa is an experienced entrepreneur, board professional, advisor and angel investor, who has coached startups and worked closely with different accelerator/incubator programs for more than three decades. He has vast experience in the IT industry and a solid track record in developing sales, marketing and raising funding. He helps companies develop business ideas into successful breakthrough actions.

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