Marjaana Saarikoski is representing Finnish cooperatives at the Board of the International Cooperative Alliance since 2017. She is also the Vice-President of the Euro Coop – the European Community of Consumer Cooperatives.
She has been with consumer cooperative S Group since 1983 in various leadership positions in sales, marketing, chain/ concept management and its customer loyalty program. Ms. Saarikoski has wide business experience of retailing and cooperation with various stakeholders.
She holds Master of Science in Economics from the University of Tampere. She has completed Aalto University Aalto JOKO – management training program and several management studies including HLJ – program in Pellervo PI-Leadership Academy and CBM Certified Board Member program by Tampere Chamber of Commerce.
“I believe that the cooperative movement is a flourishing business model for the future, and in working together more deeply in new ways we are able to build a better world.”