Our African Principal Consultants

Principal Consultant Eastern Africa

Mr Jukka Lehtinen

Mr Jukka Pekka Lehtinen,  BSc production economy and logistics, Management training Krauthammer Stockholm, Sweden. Jukka has been a member of  several projects in field of large industrial projects and also modular construction, schools, kindergartens and office buildings. Jukka has been working in Russia, Middle East and many Eastern Africa countries with multinational teams. Jukka has an extensive knowledge and 35 years experience on construction projects within local business culture and he can create added values in these areas.

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Principal Consultant MENA -area

Mr Mohamed Eldesouki

Mohamed Eldesouki is an Egyptian who is now living in Finland who has a strong network and connections in different countries in MENA Region. He attended University in Egypt initially on a one-year chemistry course. After that he continued his education to degree level, obtaining bachelor in English literature from the Faculty of Arts. Mohamed Eldesouki is the CEO of MK Bridge Oy & Principal Consultant for Block Solutions Oy for MENA Region countries. He has advised Finnish public and private companies on internationalization projects and has been involved in internationalization projects in the public sector. Helped different Finnish companies to enter to the Egyptian & Saudi Arabian marketes.The core of his business is international sales, business development, matchmaking and strong networking in MENA Region

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Principal Consultant Southern Africa

Mr Juha Miettinen

Mr Juha Miettinen, is a seasoned private sector development and innovation expert with close to 25 years of experience in various development, export and innovation programmes and projects both in Finland, Europe and Southern Africa. He has resided in Southern Africa 2011-15 and 2018-19 in Namibia and Zambia. Juha has been heading extensive private sector development programmes in the region. He has worked  for a decade in numerous Southern African countries including Botswana, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Tanzania and Zambia. Juha has been assisting dozens of companies on their markets entries to developing markets, business development aspirations and funding proposals with strong development impact. He has extensive experience in varying funding mechanisms, project management, business development and new market entries, innovation systems development and in facilitating public-private collaboration. . In 1999-2010 he worked as COO in one of the world-leading innovation and science park companies in Finland, Hermia Ltd. Mr. Miettinen holds a MSc in Economics from University of Tampere, Finland and BSc in International Economics from the University of Oregon, US.

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Principal Consultant Western Africa

Mr Pierre Jallow

Pierre Jallow is a Gambian and Finnish national with extensive networks in the Nordics, Baltics and Africa.  His education background is a Bachelors in Business Information Systems from USA and a Masters degree in Business Management and Entrepreneurship from Finland. Pierre is also a cultural competence and wellbeing expert, having created and led multiple EU and Africa based projects. He is passionate about making a positive impact and his company WeBridge focuses on guiding impact based companies and businesses to enter the Nordics, Baltics and Africa. His current projects are in the construction, education and Information Technology sectors.

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