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August 16, 2021

Unna Lehtipuu, Master of Political Sciences, has been appointed Communications Director at Finnfund as of 1 August 2021

Unna Lehtipuu

photo: Meeri Utti

Lehtipuu has over 20 years of experience from communications and media and also a long experience from working with global development. Most recently she has been leading the communications agency Framilla where her focus has been on improving the strategic communications skills of management teams. She has earlier worked at World Vision as the Communications and Brand Director, as a journalist and as an author writing books on topics such as investing, communications and brand building.

The Communications Director is responsible for Finnfund’s internal and external communications as well as stakeholder relations and influencer communications. She will also be a member of Finnfund’s Management Team.

“The open position of Communications Director created lots of interest, which I believe tells us that impact investing is considered an exciting field to work in. Unna Lehtipuu convinced us with her experience from both media and the investing community, and we expect her to be a valuable, visionary addition to the Management Team”, says Jaakko Kangasniemi, CEO of Finnfund.

“The role of impact investing has become more and more clear in solving the global challenges. Finnfund with its partners already has a significant global role in the field. The core of the work is fighting climate change, unemployment and poverty and one recent milestone was when Finnfund as the first development financier reported a carbon net-negative investment portfolio. The role of communications is to strengthen the discussion around these important topics and to communicate the impact of our investments”, says Unna Lehtipuu.

More information:
CEO Jaakko Kangasniemi tel +358 40 577 7676,
Communications Director Unna Lehtipuu, tel +358 40 624 0896,

Finnfund is a Finnish development financier and professional impact investor. We build a sustainable world by investing in responsible and profitable businesses in developing countries. Each year we invest 200–250 million euros in 20-30 projects, emphasising renewable energy, sustainable forestry, sustainable agriculture, financial institutions and digital infrastructure and solutions. Today Finnfund’s investments and commitments total about 1,070 billion euros, half of them in Africa. The company has about 90 employees. 


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