Team Finland in Australia

The Team Finland network promotes Finland and its interests abroad: the internationalisation of Finnish enterprises, investments in Finland, and the country brand. The Team Finland operating model brings together the key actors and services in these fields. The core of the network consists of the publicly funded organisations operating in these fields, such as the ministries, Finland’s network of diplomatic missions, honorary consulates, Business Finland, national culture and science institutes, Finnvera, Finnfund, and the regional internationalisation services, built upon the ELY Centres.

The Team Finland network will help your enterprise become more international, grow, and succeed in the global market. For more information on services to companies seeking internationalisation, see Services for companies on Team Finland website(Link to another website.) (Opens New Window).

The Embassy of Finland in Canberra (Opens New Window)

Satu Mattila-Budich, Ambassador
Tel. +61 2 6273 3800                                                         
Email: [email protected]

Heini.Korhonen, Deputy Head of Mission
Tel. +61 2 6273 3800
E-mail: heini.korho[email protected]           

Finland-Australia Chamber of Commerce (FACC)(Link to another website.)

Anssi Paatero, President (NSW)
Sami Mäkeläinen, Vice President (VIC)
E-mail: [email protected] 

Business Finland Sydney(Link to another website.) (Link to another website.)

Eero Toivainen, Senior Advisor
Tel. +61 451 343 379
E-mail: [email protected]         

Team Finland Ambassadors

Ludde Ingvall, Sydney

Sydney's Team Finland Ambassador is Ludde Ingvall. Ingvall is very well known in Australia after winning the Sydney – Hobart yacht race twice.

Lydia and Lauri Lassila, Melbourne

Melbourne's two Team Finland Ambassadors are Lydia and Lauri Lassila. Lydia Lassila is an Australian Olympic winner and bronze medalist (Vancouver 2010; Sochi 2014) and a very well-known and liked person in Australia. Lauri Lassila is a former Olympic athlete and now runs an IT-business in Melbourne.

Ross Norgard, Perth

Perth's Team Finland Ambassador is Ross Norgard. He is a well-known businessman and  investment banker whose grandfather's father was Finnish.


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