Janna Puumalainen

Director of strategy, City of Joensuu, Finland

Janna Puumalainen received her MSc degree in forest science (1994) from the University of Joensuu, Finland, and doctorate degree (1998) from the University of Göttingen, Germany. After her graduation she worked in international tasks for instance for Stora Enso Ltd, European Commission JRC and CSIR South Africa for a period of ten years. Since fall 2004, Puumalainen has worked in various posts at the city administration of Joensuu. She has work and study experience from Germany, Italy, Belgium, Ireland and South-Africa – besides Finland.
Dr. Janna Puumalainen is currently responsible for strategy, growth and development of the university town Joensuu. She is also the 2nd replacement for the mayor. Puumalainen is finalizing her eMBA-studies at the University of Eastern Finland.