Eija Kiviranta has more than 20 years of global experience in leading businesses and serving clients in all continents. The main focus has been in IT services and solutions offered to customers in various industries. In her role as Director for Innovations and Corporate Responsibility for CGI Finland (previously Logica) she demonstrated in concrete ways how to integrate sustainability and innovations into business opportunities, practices and culture.
Since 2013 she has setup two start-up's herself (currently working in both of them). One is focused in helping organisations to thrive in various ways, e.g. by building integrated sustainability, helping with digitalisation and leadership and creating innovations. Her other start-up has developed a new mobile app for a new market which will be launched in January 2016.
She is also currently working as a Project Manager for “Luovimo Digital”-program in Finpro, supporting 15 Finnish SME companies in the internationalisation plans. Finpro helps Finnish SMEs go international, encourages foreign direct investment in Finland and promotes tourism. In addition she has mentored several start-up's privately and as part of public funded start-up programs.
She has also done several co-creation projects in Solved network (Cleantech advisory service), e.g. creating sustainable concept for hotels, skiing resorts (Europe and Finland, e.g. Levi sustainable travel 2020), cities (Bratislava) and net positive residential area concept (for construction company).
She has also done several initiatives and consulting to The Finnish Children and Youth Foundation (FCYF). Others: Keynote presentations, several articles, blogs, writings in magazines and books. Coaching, training and facilitation of workshops. Certified CxO Mentor (based on EMCC:n (European Mentoring and Coaching Council).