Our leading-edge education experts
Explore which core ECF operations our home team experts are currently engaged in:
Dr Olli-Pekka Malinen
PhD in Educational Sciences
Title of Docent at the University of Helsinki
In addition to Olli-Pekka’s far-reaching subject matter expertise and profound academic success in the field of Special and Inclusive Education, his ability to speak fluent Mandarin Chinese has proven invaluable in the creation of ECF’s partnerships in China.
M. A. in Special Education
Sini has first-hand experience in applying Finnish pedagogical practices outside Finland, having worked as a Special and Inclusive Education teacher in one of ECF’s biggest projects. She now plays a pivotal role in innovating, implementing, and evaluating ECF’s Finnish International School concept.
Lic. Phil in Physics
With 10+ years of exercising his ever-analytical mind through teaching and developing higher education programmes in physics and mathematics, Ilkka now applies twofold expertise in ECF’s school operations: curriculum design and quality performance.
As former Principal of ECF’s flagship school in Qatar, and with 15 years working in senior management and education consultancy roles, Juha brings a wealth of best practices in educational leadership, curriculum development, and quality assurance to ECF’s global school operations.
Over her 20+ years specialising in Finnish pedagogy, Elina has led numerous teacher training programmes across the globe. As a passionate advocate of lifelong learning, she manages ECF’s professional development programmes.
MSc. Business Economics
Sanna specialises in enabling schools and colleges to develop innovative practices. Having recent experience in Finland, East Asia and the Middle East, she designs and carries out professional development processes for educators in basic, vocational, and higher education.
M.A. in Special Education
Instrumental in developing Special and Inclusive Education processes in one of ECF’s biggest projects, Heli reinvents ECF’s Finnish International School concept to meet global partners’ needs, and upskills teachers’ competences in ECF’s professional development programmes.
With vast knowledge of both the public and private education sector acquired through multiple education posts over the last 20 years, Minna now shares her pedagogical expertise in ECF’s professional development programmes. One of her special interests is learning environment design.
In addition to our home team experts, we also have access to an extensive network of external experts who contribute their skills and know-how across ECF’s global operations.
Kati Loponen | +358 40 825 4218
Global Sales & Partnerships
Mark Barratt | +358 50 576 4164
Innovation & Outreach
David Marsh | +358 40 084 3653
Technology & Innovation
Erkki Fadjukoff | +358 40 759 9048
Communications & Content
Mari Alger | +358 40 662 3330
Kati Kovanen | +358 40 588 8683
Tanja Tuominen | +358 40 7447 218
Suvi Geier | +358 40 765 5705
Miia Nejlik | +358 50 440 7976
Visa Hiltunen | +358 40 481 4619
Mira Oikari | +358 40 6462720
Jani Saarvo | +97 466289978
Jerker Polso, Q.F.I. School Principal | +97 450693343