Marketing and Management Multi-Expert Anu Vänskä Appointed Executive Director of Aalto EE's Asia Pacific Operations

Aalto University Executive Education (Aalto EE) has appointed Anu Vänskä, M.Sc. Economics, Executive Director of its Asian operations. Tiina Haikola, who has been managing Aalto EE's operations in Singapore for the past two years, will continue as a member of Aalto EE's Senior Advisor network.


Anu Vänskä has extensive experience in leadership positions in B2B marketing and is currently completing her doctoral dissertation on management and organizational culture at Oulu Business School.

Previously, Ms. Vänskä has worked in marketing management positions at Sanoma Pro Oy and its predecessor, WSOY Pro Oy, among others. She has lived and worked in Singapore since 2019, and before that for several years in the United States, Germany and Russia.

"Our Asian operations have always been a fast-paced combination of permanence and turnover. I am very happy to welcome Anu Vänskä. She has what it takes to lead our operations into yet another growth phase after the coronavirus pandemic. We have, despite the pandemic, already built a solid foundation for it," shares Pekka Mattila, Group Managing Director and Professor of Practice at Aalto University School of Business.

"I am immensely happy and proud to become part of Aalto EE's community of experts. In the Asian region, the field of executive education providers is very broad and the actors are extremely qualified. I am convinced that Aalto EE's solutions, which combine the latest know-how of the Finnish startup, entrepreneurship and innovation fields with the values and goals behind Nordic leadership, add significant value to Asian organizations and their key personnel," says Anu Vänskä.


Further information

Pekka Mattila
D.Soc.Sc., Group Managing Director, Professor of Practice
Aalto University Executive Education Ltd
Telephone: +358 40 738 7221

Anu Vänskä
Executive Director, Asia Pacific
Aalto University Executive Education Academy Pte Ltd
Telephone +65 9155 2321


Aalto University Executive Education Ltd

Aalto University Executive Education Ltd offers thought provoking leadership development services (Aalto EE), professional development services for specialists and managers (Aalto PRO), creative solutions covering the whole life cycle of entrepreneurship (Aalto ENT), and finance sector specific skills and knowledge (Finva). Aalto University brings to our offering a multidisciplinary approach, together with innovative learning methods; this provides a unique combination of practical expertise with the latest research.

Aalto University Executive Education’s strengths lie in its global operating model and diverse offering. In addition to Finland and Singapore, Aalto University Executive Education Ltd offers education programs worldwide. As a part of Aalto University, it holds three respected business university accreditations – AACSB, AMBA, and EQUIS – which places it among the top 0.5% of institutions in the world.