Re: Campaign for the board or president

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Dear all,

I join my fellow masteroni and place my (last-minute) candidature to the E.MAlumni board.

I am a masterona and student representative from the academic year 2003/2004. Before E.MA, I was a marketing manager in IT companies and I hold a degree in business administration. After graduating from Venice I worked for 2 years at the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland (first in Helsinki at the human rights policy unit and then in Strasbourg at the Permanent Representation of Finland to the Council of Europe). Since 2006 I have been working as an executive search consultant (aka headhunter. I know that sounds bad.) in the business sector. Although I do not make my living with human rights today, I am currently volunteering as coach for a refugee youth group how to find a job/apprenticeship. That’ll qualify me as a good person, right? 😉

My role as board member could be:

  • Overall strategy planning and plans of action
  • Communication management and marketing related subjects
  • Project management, i.e. planning and implementation of events
  • Relationships to businesses?

Why me? Professional and personal contribution:

  • Know-how from the business world, which is relevant in any job: project management, strategic thinking and planning, analytic and structured approach, marketing, multi-tasking, defining priorities etc.
  • Energetic, open and positive person
  • Convincing style of presentation
  • Multi-lingual: German and Finnish as native languages, fluent English and French, rusty Italian and Swedish
  • Maturity (38 years of age)

The human rights subjects closest to my heart:

  • Equality between the sexes (I happily call myself a feminist)
  • LGBT-rights / non-discrimination of sexual orientation
  • Business meets human rights: if done right, how can the business world contribute to the promotion and protection of human rights?

I am convinced that the best board is one with variety and diversity. This is why I think I would complement the board’s composition in a very good way.

Good luck to all the ones elected; it would be great to be a part of you.