Counsellor for Innovation & Trade Affairs
Embassy of Finland
Mr. Riku Makela works in Embassy of Finland in Singapore as the Counsellor for Innovation and Trade Affairs. In this role, he represents Finnish innovators, companies and investment opportunities in Singapore and ASEAN region to foster collaboration in knowledge exchange, research, innovation, business and investments. He is also a Chairman of the Board of Nordic Innovation House Singapore, a joint operation of four Nordic countries to connect Nordic tech companies to Southeast Asia. Earlier, Mr. Makela has worked in similar roles in Finland, Vietnam, India and Silicon Valley in USA. Before his government career, he worked in healthcare technology industry and as an ICT entrepreneur.