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Hello, I’m Henri!

Welcome to my Portfolio. I’m thrilled to invite you to peruse my past work and professional experience and get to know a bit more about me. It’s my firm belief that a good challenge offers an opportunity to develop and improve, which is why I make a point of seeking out new ones in the professional realm as well as in my personal life. Take a moment and look around, and contact me directly to learn more.

 

Bio

I've been over the hill and back, survived every kind of attack. I consider myself fortunate to live these times since I am fascinated by the progress and development around us. Due to my natural curiosity, I have always been eager to dive into new areas, to seek other approaches and to find blue oceans. Despite the age of a senior, I have the attitude of a junior.

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Professional Path

(Recent occupation on top!)

 

Licensed Realtor

Another career change! After closing down the previous business, I decided to seek a new company instead of a job. I wanted to get involved with a company that renews its business, no matter what the business was.

General Manager, Merchant, Entrepreneur

I owned two small convenience stores, located in Espoo, Finland. My company employed about ten young individuals with a turnover of about 3M€.

Business Consultant, Entrepreneur

I was providing services as an independent business consultant, concentrating on the fields of business- and sales strategies, Supply Chain Management, and logistics.

Development Manager

I joined a family-owned company as a sales representative. My chair got bigger along the way, the company was sold a couple of times and eventually I split in 2009 from a large international company when I was in charge of the development of a sales function.

Education & Miscallenous Experience

I have been studying on a practical basis. If I have realized a lack of knowledge on something I needed to do, I have looked up the way to gain appropriate skills.


I am also experienced on many levels, from floor level to board rooms. That is probably the reason why I can speak all the required languages. And why I get along well with co-workers on every level.

What next?

You tell me! I am a kind of a generalist.


I am quite flexible. Everything I do, I do with strong hands on-attitude, from the boardroom to blue-collar. I am always keen to develop things, whether we are talking about processes, strategies, information systems, etc.


The biggest driver for me is the work itself. I am not that interested in titles. I have a lot of experience, which is indeed not a burden but an advantage. Because by nature, I am interested in utilizing unorthodox ways to gain better results. At the same time, I respect the known. Seeking new approaches does not mean reinventing the wheel, but more often than seldom new perspectives can bring significant improvements. I am thinking commercially and believe, that growth and profitability are mandatory and thus justify existence. And if there is some sort of a tech-angle involved, the better!


If you truly want to have my ear, some keywords are useful: strategic, development, growth, international, commitment, tech, quality, integrity. The more of those, the more fueled I'll get!


Since my life has it's fundamentals built already, I don't have "domestic interference" lurking behind the corner. I have everything I need: The family and healthy kids, a house, a summer cottage, and a car. And two small dogs, naturally.  I have hobbies, enough books to read and movies to watch. And so on... And I have time and energy to help You and your business!


Get a hold on me and we can discuss to find out if we can help each other!

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Contact

Thanks so much for reviewing my Portfolio. For questions about my skills, experience and ambitions, or even if you just want to say hi, don’t hesitate to get in touch.

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