Russian Business Conference for the Nordics

29 September 2014
Russian Business Conference for the Nordics

Welcome to the Russian Business Conference for the Nordics on Thursday 9 October 2014 at 2 - 5 p.m. at our Helsinki office (Eteläesplanadi 20, Helsinki).

The conference is intended to bring together key business people and specialists from primarily the Nordic countries who are working in or have business in Russia. The event will serve as a forum to share ideas about how to successfully implement projects and manage companies and is designed for top management, general counsels and country managers.


Victoria Goldman, Partner, Hannes Snellman

Russian Economy in a Nutshell
Raimo Valo, Director, East Office

Coffee break

Russian Roulette or Smart Business: Is Russia Worth the Risk?
Political developments continue to weigh on investors’ minds and Russia is still seen by many as the “Wild East”. Even so, the list of successful investors in Russia is long. Does the risk finally outweigh the benefits? Or is Russia now a “steal” for investors? What policies can your company pursue to mitigate the political and other risks?

Elina Bjorklund, CEO, Reima Oy
Jussi Kuutsa, Vice President for Business Operations in Russia, SRV Group Plc
Tim Millard, Regional Director, Head of Advisory Russia & CIS, JLL
Raimo Valo, Director, East Office

Luke Wochensky, Deputy Head, Hannes Snellman Moscow Office

Governing the Ungovernable: How to Protect Your Company in the Russian Environment
“Corporate governance” is a term that is used by many, but known by few. How can your company set up a system that finds the right balance between properly operating a running business and protecting your business. How can you navigate between what we are used to as Nordic companies and what Russians claim “is different in Russia”?

Jonas Heli, Head of Contracts Department, FMC Corporation
Andrei Hitrov, Head of Business Units in Russia, EKE Group
Anne Leppälä-Nilsson, Group General Counsel, KESKO Corporation
Lenina Rautonen, Head of Corporate Banking, Danske Bank Russia

Mikhail Timonov, Senior Associate, Hannes Snellman


We look forward to seeing you at the conference!

Please register to the event on 1 October at the latest by sending email: