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Marco Mäkinen

Born February 11, 1965, Helsinki

MA 1990, University of Helsinki
Executive MBA 1991, Helsinki School of Economics

Vice President 2013–, TBWA Helsinki
CEO 2012–13, TBWA Helsinki
Board member 2012–, Vallila Interior
Managing Director 2007–12, SEK & GREY
Director of Strategy, SEK
Chief Strategy Officer 2000–05, TBWA/PHS
CEO 1999–2000 Ego Taivas Media Lab
CEO 1997–99, AMG Helsinki
Customer manager 1999, Taivas

Bulkista brändiksi - käsikirja kasvuun ja kannattavuuteen (‘From bulk to brand – a handbook for growth and profitability’) Marco Mäkinen, Anja Kahri, Tuomas Kahri, Ossi Ahto. Docendo 2016.
Brändi kulmahuoneeseen! Marco Mäkinen, Anja Kahri, Tuomas Kahri. WSOYpro. Porvoo 2010.
Nokia saga: kertomus yrityksestä ja ihmisistä, jotka muuttivat senI (‘The Nokia saga: a story of the company and the people who changed it’). Gummerus. Jyväskylä, Helsinki 1995.

Written by Tiia Niemelä and Marco Mäkinen
Translated by Matthew Billington

My dream

I feel I have found my vocation. It's my mission to help people, and through them companies, to succeed, to achieve what they aspire to. Too often we Finns leave things undone, fail to reach high enough, and therefore fail to achieve the success or happiness we long for.

I dream that we could believe in ourselves, that we could tackle that task we feel is ours. This way our lives would be better and more meaningful, and we, our businesses, and Finland would prosper. I believe I will work for this as long as I live.


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