Finnish Industries: Kaisa Soro-Pesonen appointed Head of Brussels Office
Kaisa Soro-Pesonen, Master of Political Sciences, has been appointed Head of the Brussels Office of the Confederation of Finnish Industries (EK) as of 11 January 2021.
Kaisa Soro-Pesonen has a 16-year career in Brussels. She is joining the Confederation of Finnish Industries from the Cabinet of Jutta Urpilainen, Commissioner for International Partnerships at the European Commission
Prior to this, she served for a long time in two EU Public Affairs agencies in Brussels – Kreab and Miltton – as a partner and Managing Director.
Soro-Pesonen specialises in political advocacy and strategic EU communication of Nordic companies in particular. She has extensive experience in EU policies on transport and infrastructure, energy and forestry and consumer goods in the single market.
“Europe is at a juncture where joint solutions are needed for major global challenges. Rapidly changing geopolitical situation, climate change and digitalisation require close cooperation between the business community and the political decision-making mechanism. The Finnish business community has plenty to offer in this context,” says Soro-Pesonen.
“It’s great to welcome a versatile and experienced EU professional of Kaisa Soro-Pesonen’s calibre to the Confederation of Finnish Industries team. Her knowledge and networks are most valuable,” says Jyri Häkämies, Director General of the Confederation of Finnish Industries.
Soro-Pesonen will report to Petri Vuorio, who acts as Director, responsible for business policy, entrepreneurship and EU affairs at the Confederation of Finnish Industries as of 1 January 2021. Vuorio served as Head of the Brussels Office and EU Affairs until the end of 2020.