This is Esa:
I am a 44-year-old expert in international co-operation and a keen promoter and representative of Tampere’s expertise and cooperation culture with 19 years’ experience of leadership and a truly extensive network in the City of Tampere, Tampere Region, nationally and internationally. I hold a master’s degree and my specialization is in International Relations. I have been the Director of the Baltic Institute of Finland for some considerable time and have been involved in a wide range of measures for the development of Tampere and active in the development of Tampere’s networks, local, national and international – from business development to culture and from education to eGovernment. With such a background my knowledge of decision-making and local developer networks in Tampere is exceptionally strong. I am also experienced in presenting Tampere and its expertise in various international forums. I stand for the internationalization of Tampere and for the European spirit in my role as chairman of the Tampere branch of the European Movement in Finland.
The Baltic Institute of Finland: http://www.baltic.org