Team Finland in India

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 Finland’s network of diplomatic missions, Business Finland, Finnvera, and the regional internationalisation services, built upon the ELY Centres. Other actors such as the ministries, national culture and science institutes, Finnfund, or Chambers of commerce are partners of the Team Finland network.

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 Team Finland website.(Link to another website.) (Opens New Window)

Contact persons for Team Finland in India

Ambassador Kimmo Lähdevirta, Ambassador of Finland & Team Finland Country Director

Ms. Gitta PerezCountry Director of Business Finland

Ms. Sanna Orava, Team Finland Coordinator

Mr. Tito Gronow, Minister & Deputy Head of Mission

Mr. Mika Tirronen, Counsellor (Education and Science)

Mr. Kimmo Siira, Counsellor (Trade and Investment)

Mr. Antti Herlevi, Counsellor (Trade and Investment)

Ms. Eija Olli, Entry permits

Mr. Rauli Kostamo, Second Secretary (Communication and Country branding)

Anuradha Batra, Administrative Coordinator

Ms. Rai Chakrabarti, Economic and Commercial Advisor

Ms. Soyam Sakshi, Assistant, Team Finland


Write to us at [email protected] or call us at +91 11 4149 7500


Team Finland Partners in India

  • Embassy of Finland, New Delhi
  • Business Finland Trade Centre, New Delhi
  • Consulate General of Finland, Mumbai
  • Honorary Consultates of Finland in India and Bangladesh
  • Finnpartnership

Objectives of the Team Finland network in India

Finland and Finnish expertise enjoy good reputation in India as well as in Bangladesh which are covered by the Embassy of Finland in New Delhi. Relations between Finland and Bangladesh are good. Finland can offer expertise in sectors that are essential for the development of Bangladesh.

In the next few years, Team Finland Partners in India will devote attention to increasing Finnish business presence especially in energy generation, sustainable use of water, information and communications technology as well as health care and education. Special emphasis is given to the facilitation of market access for Finnish SMEs.

Team Finland makes Finland’s image in India and the other countries covered by the Embassy of Finland in New Delhi increasingly known built on the focal themes mentioned above, concrete flagship projects and a few fundamental messages. The central idea of the country brand is based on concrete examples of a welfare society making use of clean technologies. This is also the foundation in attracting investments from India and her neighbouring countries to Finland. Team Finland Partners take advantage of their social media channels and high-quality publications in disseminating knowledge about Finland. Key target groups are national and state level policy-makers, business and science leaders and media personalities.

Team Finland encourages various players promoting Finland and Finnish business into increasingly better cooperation.