OUR HISTORY

For more than 100 years, business people have been emigrating from Switzerland to Finland to try their luck as entrepreneurs. In Finland, family names like Fazer, Huber and Berner remain synonymous with big success stories. Throughout that time, business relationships have been steadily expanding.

In the early 1970s, a delegation of Swiss businesspeople paid a visit to Finland. Inspired by a trip to a genuine Finnish sauna, the group decided to establish a chamber of commerce, which duly opened in 1973. Today our members include Swiss and Finnish companies, businesspeople and private individuals representing a wide range of economic and social fields.

Our office is located close to the Zurich Enge station. Since 2017, we have also had a contact site in central Helsinki.

OUR TEAM

Anu-Maaria Calamnius-Puhakka

Managing director

Yrjö Närhinen

Chairman, Advisor, Investor

Chairman

Philipp Jordi

Advisor for commercial and economic affairs

Vice Chairman

Caroline MacNicholas-Nekukar

Attorney at Law

Legal issues

Beatrice Tommila

Member of the Board of Directors

Chamber travel

Eija Tuulensuu

Marketing and Communication Executive

Communication

Marco Ahtinen

Dipl. Chem. Ing. ETH (MSc.) / Exec. MBA

Special projects

Patrick Blöchlinger

Chief Executive Officer

Finance

Veijo Hytti

Chief Operating Officer

Marketing & Social Media

Franco Romano

Lic. phil. I, Historiker

Member services

Dr. Jani Kaarlejärvi

Co-Founder & Executive Vice President

Contact point Helsinki

Gerrit van Setten

Attorney at Law

Contact point Helsinki

PUBLICATIONS

We are so close to each other!

The closer the cultures are, the greater the mutual understanding. And similar values form a basis of trust and promote exchange. There is a lot to be said for [...]

Prestigious award for Felice Romano

On 10th December 2020, Timo Rajakangas, Finnish Ambassador to the Swiss Confederation, had an exceptionally pleasant official duty to discharge: at his residence in Muri bei Bern, he presented the [...]