"The most meaningful way to succeed is to help others succeed"
- Adam Grant -

Solid international leadership skills necessary to drive change in business and organisational development. Ability to catch signs and trends before others and turn them into new businesses.

Currently I work as Board, Advisory & Supervisory Board member in the fields of management consulting (AI, strategy and brands), insurance, care services for elderly and disabled, cleantech, foodtech and education.

Management team experience in Finland, China, Scandinavia and West Europe. Management consulting experience with public organisations and private companies in the fields of management team and board development, foresight, business scenarios and strategy, internationalisation, strategic sustainability as well as strategic, market and competitor intelligence.

Work experience as Business Development Director in start-up companies, Scenario Consultant, Leading Consultant and Service Business Senior Consultant.

Strong track record in leading multinational result-driven organisations and business units in consulting, marketing, marketing communication, sales and key account management, business, technology, product and service development. Life-long passion for partnership building has lead to extensive network of academic forerunners, business and public sector change-makers.

I truly believe in sustainable leadership and shared value. I always look for new ways to make good things happen.

Current positions

  • Entrepreneur, Leadership and Business Developer, Speaker and Writer - Aija Bärlund Oy
  • Senior Advisor, AI Strategy Company
  • Board Member - foodtech company Fredman Group
  • Partner, Boardman Oy / Member, Boardman Brand Compass Group
  • Senior Advisor - brand agency Sold Oy
  • Deputy Board Member - care services provider MEREO
  • Supervisory Board Member - Kaleva Mutual Insurance Company
Education and Competence Development
  • Boardman, Ownership and Board Work
  • Helsinki School of Economics and Business Administration (Aalto university), MBA, International Business
  • Finnish Institute for Foreign Trade, Diploma in International Marketing Management
  • The Finnish Coaching Association, Diploma in Coaching