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Conference “Global Workplace is Here!”





Arto Aas is working as the managing director at Estonian Employer’s Confederation. Before that he was gaining experience in the public sector. He has been a member of the Parliament for three terms (2011-2015 and 2016-2019) and in 2015 he was appointed as Minister of Public Administration. Arto has chaired the Committee of European Union Affairs and served as the Chairman of the Committee of the Economic Affairs in the Parliament. He has also worked for the Tallinn City Council and Tallinn City Government.



Deanna Rasmussen brings 24 years of Global Mobility experience in various industries. Deanna has worked in various roles from Global Mobility Manager EMEA to Head of Global Mobility DHL Supply chain. In May 2017 Deanna Joined Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy as Global Mobility Expert.Deanna holds many years of experience with managing GM teams globally and has a broad understanding of the difference compliance matters that arise when you’re re sending employees on assignments worldwide. Furthermore, she has great experience in managing a global workforce in complex industries as well as developing and implementing new Global Mobility policies in the complex world of merger and acquisitions.




Zsoka Koczan is a Principal Economist at the EBRD Office of the Chief Economist. She holds a PhD in Economics from the University of Cambridge. Prior to joining the EBRD Zsoka worked as an economist at the International Monetary Fund in the European Department (on Belarus, Montenegro and a cross-country project on macroeconomic developments in the Western Balkans) and in the Research Department (on the World Economic Outlook). Her current research focuses on within-country income disparities, migration and inequality.



Ave Lauren is currently the National Coordinator for Estonia at the European Migration Network (EMN), managing the Estonian Contact Point as well as coordinating EMN’s communication and dissemination activities across Europe. She holds a Ph.D. in Geography from the University of Cambridge, where her research focused on highly-skilled migration to Silicon Valley and the Bay Area, analysing the role of corporations in shaping mobility and migratory flows and the impact this has had on policy-making and migrant communities. As part of her research, she collaborated closely with a range of technology companies in the region, including Intel, Apple, Google, Huawei and Tencent. Prior to joining the EMN, Ave held a fellowship at the John W. Kluge Center at the Library of Congress to address the limitations of U.S. highly-skilled immigration policy, carrying out policy analysis on skilled migration pathways and collaborating with high-level congressional staff on the matter.


Jenny Bistoyong is a Livelihoods Officer in UNHCR. She has worked in livelihoods programming for more than 10 years, in various contexts including in post-disaster economic recovery and in rural and urban livelihoods. She joined UNHCR in 2013 and supported livelihoods and economic inclusion of refugees in Kenya. Jenny has a Masters Degree in Business Administration.



Leonardo Ortega is working in the Work in Estonia program, which aims to attract ICT talents from around the world and support their arrival and adaptation to Estonia. Leonardo, who has moved from Mexico to Estonia 7 years ago, has helped to further develop talent policy in Estonia with the help of collaboration with different stakeholders and best practices from around the world.




Anna Kivinen, currently working as Liaison Manager for the city of Turku in Finland, is an enthusiast of people and communications. Her mission is to spread creativity and facilitate open-minded business development as well as talent attraction and competence management.




Kristiine Kukk is a passionate recruiter who loves the adrenalin of a growing startup. She is currently building up the fastest growing startup Veriff and has done it before in Pipedrive. She’s also one of the people behind the recruitment community Recruitment Thursday.




Siiri Sutt is Intercultural Consultant and Trainer with over 20 years of international experience as expat support professional, cross-cultural trainer, language instructor, and executive search and talent management consultant. Siiri has extensive experience in designing and leading expat programs and intercultural training workshops in the USA, Luxembourg and Estonia.



Annely Tank, Manager of the International House of Estonia (Work in Estonia) is passionate about creating spaces, that support both staff and clients, aiming that all organisations could offer a top-notch service package. She is an adult educator by profession and has worked in several governmental organisations. Annely finds important that we stand for saving both natural and economic resources as much as possible, by creating and designing smart services and products.

After work she enjoys opera, pilates and hiking.