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Pietro Karjalainen

Pietro is one of the co-founding partners of Asian Insiders and has over 35 years of experience in international business, ten of those in Vietnam.

Pietro is one of the co-founding partners of Asian Insiders and has over 35 years of experience in international business, ten of those in Vietnam.

Managing Partner – Vietnam

Over those years, he has worked in sales & marketing, sales channel development, manufacturing and outsourcing.

When based in Europe, Pietro worked with Arrow Electronics, reaching the position of International Sales and Project Management, where he handled non-franchised product sourcing and was responsible for worldwide excess inventory disposal. He then founded and operated Tinacomp, based in Paris and specialising in trading electronic components. Pietro moved then to Finpro, the Finnish trade association, where he was Senior Consultant, then Country Manager and Trade Commissioner to Vietnam from 2009 to 2013.

In 2014 Pietro established FinnSEA in Ho Chi Minh City where he specialises in market entry and manufacturing for the electronics industry as well as for the mechanical engineering, wood and garment sectors.

Pietro speaks his native Finnish and is fluent also in English, French, Spanish and Swedish. He gained his eMBA from Tampere University of Applied Sciences and Tallinn polytechnic University and has lived Finland, France, Belgium and Vietnam. He is a board member of the Nordic Chamber of Commerce in Vietnam.

Jari Hietala

ASIA PACIFIC REGION

Klaus Kretzschmar

Cambodia

Scott Brown

China, Hong Kong

Pawan Bhatnagar

India

Primadi Soerjosoemanto

Indonesia

Seiichi Yamanaka

Japan

Hannes Humala

Korea

Sean Han

Korea

Volker Friedrich

Malaysia

Axel Blom

Thailand

Pietro Karjalainen

Vietnam

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