Kati Ahvonen is responsible for developing the project management capabilities of Demos Helsinki. In addition, she is in charge of resourcing and ensures that Demos Helsinki clients always have the best possible team at their disposal. Kati also consults widely corporations, associations and the public sector.
Kati’s core skills include
– Project and change management
– Organisational and leadership development
– Promotion of digitalisation
Kati has around 20 years of experience from working in big multinational corporations and also years of experience in voluntary non profit work. Before joining Demos Helsinki Kati worked as a product manager and change agent at Amer Sports and prior to that in several R&D related roles at Nokia. She has also acted as a mentor at Mentors of Finland and Aalto University (2013- ), chairman of the executive board at Women’s Bank (2015-2018) and rider and team manager at Team Rynkeby God Morgon charity cycling team (2017-). Kati has an MSc in Engineering from Helsinki University of Technology.
On her leisure time Kati does sports. Closest to her heart are long distance road cycling, cross country skiing and winter swimming.