Meet Our Board

Learn about the expertise and contributions of our esteemed Advisory Board members.

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Our Advisors

Meet our esteemed advisory board members

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Mr. Jukka Ahonen

Mr. Jukka Ahonen has extensive experience as a principal, education management trainer and consultant. He has coached and supervised principals for over 30 years. Mr. Ahonen specialises in school as a learning organisation, school improvement, management teams and group dynamics. He has written several publications in education, one of the most well-known is ”Being Principal is a Profession”. Mr. Ahonen is a board member of ENIRDELM (European Network for Improving Research and Development in Educational Leadership and Management) and has also Chaired two ENIRDELM conferences in Finland.

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Ms. Irmeli Halinen

Ms. Irmeli Halinen is a Director of Education Innovations in Metodix Ltd., a future research and consultation company. She has five decades of experience from the field of education as a teacher, principal and education expert. Ms. Halinen has worked in the Finnish National Agency of Education, e.g as a coordinator in the extensive National Curriculum reform in 2012-2016. She has also worked as a curriculum expert for OECD and UNESCO. Ms. Halinen has a master’s degree from the University of Helsinki.

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Mr. Kauko Hämäläinen

Mr. Kauko Hämäläinen has been the Director of Continuing Education Centres of University of Oulu and University of Helsinki. He also worked as the Director of the National Evaluation Centre in Higher Education. Mr. Hämäläinen is a professor of university pedagogics and adult education. His international responsibilities include vice-presidency of EUCEN and ENQA. After his retirement, Mr. Hämäläinen has done short-term consultancies e.g. in Egypt, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Saudi Arabia and Armenia. Mr. Hämäläinen has a doctoral degree from the University of Helsinki.

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Mr. Tapio Lahtero

Mr. Tapio Lahtero is an Administrative Principal of the Teacher Training Schools and leader of the Principal Training Programme of the University of Helsinki. Mr. Lahtero has extensive experience in education also as superintendent of education, as principal and university teacher. Mr. Lahtero has done many international consultations on pedagogical leadership and teacher training for universities and ministries, e.g. in Beijing, Guinea and Vietnam. Mr. Lahtero has a doctoral degree in Educational Leadership from the University of Jyväskylä.

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Mr. Markku Lepojärvi

Mr. Markku Lepojärvi has worked as a teacher and principal in special education schools for the deaf for 40 years. Mr. Lepojärvi has worked as an educational adviser in several development projects in Kosovo, for example in developing a teachers’ in-housetraining programme and curriculum development. He has also carried out an implementation plan for a school for the deaf in Albania. Mr Lepojärvi has also trained teachers throughout the world. Mr. Lepojärvi has a master’s degree in special education and also a degree in European Educational Management.

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Ms. Ulla Rasimus

Ms. Ulla Rasimus has versatile experience in the field of education as a class teacher, and especially in education trainings and development. Her training and development experience include curriculum development and implementation, pedagogical leadership trainings and trainings in digital pedagogical portfolios in ECE. She has been a professional guide/external supervisor for early childhood education teachers, class teachers and experts in social and welfare industry for 25 years.  Ms. Rasimus has two master’s degrees in education and has since done several continuing trainings, e.g in professional guidance and management.

Unlocking Success: Leveraging the Expertise of Our Advisory Board

Our seasoned advisory board brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to the table, shaping the future of educational services with their guidance.

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Find answers to common questions about the role of our advisory board, their selection process, and their influence on our company's decisions.

What is the advisory board?

The advisory board is a group of experienced professionals who provide guidance and expertise to our company. They play a crucial role in shaping our strategic decisions and ensuring we stay on the right path.

How are they selected?

The members of our advisory board are carefully selected based on their industry knowledge, expertise, and experience. We seek individuals who can bring valuable insights and perspectives to our organization.

What is their influence?

The advisory board has a significant influence on our company's decisions. Their expertise and guidance help us make informed choices and navigate challenges effectively, ensuring the success and growth of our organization.

How can I join?

If you are interested in joining our advisory board, please reach out to us through the contact information provided below. We welcome individuals who share our vision and can contribute to our mission.

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