Team Finland in Colombia
The Team Finland network promotes Finland's external economic relations and country brand, the internationalisation of Finnish companies as well as foreign investment directed at Finland. Its aim is to intensify cooperation between Finnish players in these sectors.
The core of the Team Finland network consists of the Ministry of Employment and the Economy, the Ministry for Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Education and Culture, as well as the publicly funded organisations and overseas networks whose performance they oversee. The Team Finland network is steered by the Government. More than 70 local teams around the world handle its activities abroad.
Fundamental changes in the global economy have led to a situation in which the well-being of Finns depends ever more strongly on matters outside Finland's borders. We must be able to influence the operating environment abroad, and to support the making of choices abroad that are advantageous to us. We can accomplish this best through cooperation.
Contact persons for Team Finland in Colombia, Panama and Venezuela
First Secretary Sanna Milano
Tel. +57 1 744 6130
Embassy of Finland, Bogotá
Coordinator for Commercial Affairs Jukka Kokkoniemi
Tel. +57 1 744 7176
Embassy of Finland, Bogotá
Business Finland contact person in Peru
Business Finlandi commercial office director Jorge Fernández Gates
Business Finlands contact person in Panama (Mexico)
Juan Pablo Romero Rubello
Ambassador Jarmo Kuuttila
Team Finland partners
Objectives of the Team Finland network in Colombia
The network's main goal is to increase the presence of Finnish companies in Colombia, and certain areas in Panama and Venezuela. From the Finnish companies' point of view, the most interesting sectors are mining, infrastructure, forest and paper technologies, education, health, food and retail trade, energy and the environment as well as information technology.
The growth of Colombia has been notable and Finnish companies have shown increasing interest in these countries. Team Finland's goal is to promote Finnish commercial interests through seminars, export promotion trips to Colombia, official trips to Finland and offering services to companies.
Finland's high standing in various international rankings, such as those related to competitiveness, transparency, innovation and education, are well known in Latin America. Finnish development cooperation projects in the region are also well known.
The Embassy strives to promote the image of Finland as a "knowledge society" through its website, social media as well as through different brochures and publications.