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Sinimarja Niironen

Building Better Leadership and Organizations

leadership
strategy
organizational development
international business
people & business development
Sinimarja Niironen
I am an eager graduate student and curious future leader with a stellar academic background and strong professional experiences. I thrive in a learning economy, where new skills and challenges help me stay minfdul of our changing world and business imperatives.

I have a proven track record of my best professional qualities: I am a results-oriented, driven, and people-centric problem solver and solution builder. I am an advocate for business and customer value and an a supporter of people empowerment. I hold a strong belief that business can have a positive societal impact beyond profits and that ethical and self-aware business leaders have the power to bring about change for the better.

My professional passions include leadership and organizational transformation. I see myself building an international career in strategy and OD.
Experience
  • From Trainee to Specialist in Account Management, I have gained skills in consultative selling, problem solving, teamwork, customer value creation, professional, leadership and organizational development. My work includes designing development and training programs targeted from trainees to executive management teams.
  • Head of Talk The Talk 2019 public speaking training program. I managed a 2-month program for 10 selected talents. I worked with trainers, partners, and guest celebrities to ensure an experiential and cohesive program, culminating in a final show for hundreds of people.
  • I planned and organized 30+ business activities, benefitting the local Aalto University community and students. I also served on the International Mikkeli Day committee, created content for International Mikkeli Day 2017, and acted as an opening speaker at the event.
Education

CEMS MIM

Aalto University & Cornell University

August 2020 to December 2021

Master of Science in Economics and Business Administration

Aalto University School of Business

Since August 2019
Major: Management & IB
Specialization: Strategy Work
GPA: 5 / 5 (March 2020)

Non graduating Undergraduate Exchange

National University of Singapore Business School

August 2018 to December 2018
Strategic Management (A+), Managing Change (A+), Organizational Effectiveness (A), New Venture Creation (A), Corporate Finance (B-)

Bachelor of Science in Economics and Business Administration

Aalto University School of Business

August 2016 to April 2019
Major: IB
GPA: 4.92 / 5
Graduated with Distinction

Bachelor of Arts, University of Helsinki Faculty of Arts

University of Helsinki

August 2014 to 2020
Major: English Philology, 150/180 ECTS completed to date
Minors: Communication Studies, North American Studies, Project Management
Skills

Languages

  • Finnish
    Expert
  • English
    Expert
  • Swedish
    Good
  • French
    Good
  • Spanish
    Notions
  • German
    Notions
Interests

Hobbies

  • Long-distance running
  • Kick-boxing & Savate
  • Journaling
  • Australian red wines

Currently Reading

  • Extreme Ownership - How US Navy Seals Lead and Win (Willink & Babin, 2017)
  • 21 Lessons for the 21st Century (Harari, 2018)

What I Enjoy Talking About

  • Self-improvement & Kaizen
  • International Politics
  • Cultures & People
  • Future of Work & Better Business

Past Volunteer Leadership Positions

  • CEO of Student Start-up Project, New Venture Creation, NUS, 8-11/2019
  • Committee Member, International Mikkeli Day 2017, 5/2017 - 12/2017
  • Class Representative, Aalto University, 9/2016 - 4/2019
  • Vice President, Board of Trustees for the student body, 9/2008 - 9/2009
  • Treasurer, Board of Trustees for the student body, 9/2007 - 9/2008
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