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Hanna Puhakka joins NHG as Vice President of New Markets, and Sanna Reponen as a COO

We are pleased to announce that Hanna Puhakka and Sanna Reponen joined Nordic Healthcare Group (NHG) in the beginning of March. Hanna Puhakka has been appointed Vice President, New Markets and she will be leading NHG’s growth in new business and markets especially internationally and will be located in Zurich, Switzerland. Sanna Reponen has been appointed Chief Operating Officer (COO) and she will be located in Helsinki, Finland. In addition to her role as COO Sanna will act as Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Welcome to Nordic Healthcare Group’s team, Hanna and Sanna!

Hanna has a background in consulting, start-up, and corporate environments working at the intersection of business and technology. She has built M&A-driven and organic growth in Terveystalo (largest private healthcare provider in Finland), leading businesses and designing services with measurable treatment outcomes while increasing employee and customer experience. She also has experience building Nordic health and biotech companies’ growth strategies and operational business models with a focus on international expansion. Hanna has a master’s degree from the Hanken School of Economics. 

“Being part of a Nordic company’s internationalization journey and creating services with measured health outcomes have always been on my career bucket list. I’m excited to join the journey of expanding NHG’s valuable knowledge and experience of the Nordic Healthcare system into new markets, giving us a unique opportunity to make a real difference in people’s lives. Combining NHG’s excellence in using data to design care paths, target treatment, and measure the outcomes harness our expertise to benefit new customers outside the Nordics.”, commented Hanna. 

Sanna has broad experience in IT and consulting. In addition, throughout her career she has been in leadership and management roles related to various corporate functions from strategy work to financials management and human resources. She has driven large organizational changes as well as implemented new strategies. Her passion is in developing and improving both the business and the community in which she is working. Sanna has worked in Accenture, the Finnish Defense Forces, a Finnish software company (TJ Group), and for the past four years as the Chief Development Officer in Fintraffic (state-owned traffic management services provider). 

“I’m excited to join a team of professionals passionate about improving social and healthcare across the Nordics and internationally. Being part of an organization with a meaningful purpose is essential for me. I’m looking forward to using my expertise and experience in helping NHG achieve strategic targets.”, commented Sanna. 

“I’m thrilled to welcome Hanna Puhakka and Sanna Reponen to NHG’s team. As NHG is building growth in new markets, Hanna’s expertise and experience will be key in building international partnerships and exporting Nordic know-how. The New markets business will focus on serving the life sciences industry, helping hospitals in achieving breakthroughs in patient flow and solving capacity issues, as well as expanding our research and innovation offering internationally. Sanna will bring extensive knowledge and experience into the organization focusing on enabling growth and internationalization of our business. As COO and CFO, she will take our operations to the next level and support growth in current and new markets.”, commented James Campbell, CEO at Nordic Healthcare Group.