Our Consultants

Business model:

Trust has to be earned. Our service model remains successful after having been tried and tested in cyclical fluctuations for almost 30 years.

Juhani Konu – Managing Partner, M.A. (Psych) & M.Sc. (Econ)

JUHANI KONU

Managing Partner

Juhani has more than two decades’ experience working in the field of search and selection. He has extensive experience in executive search projects and demanding personnel assessments. Juhani has Master’s degrees in both Economics and Psychology. He joined InterSearch in 1996 and became a partner in 2006. He is especially experienced in Consumer Products (FMCG) and the Manufacturing and Service businesses, and he is also an active member of various professional associations and business clubs.

Juhani has extensive knowledge of business in Russia and East Asia. He speaks Finnish, English and Swedish fluently. As an athlete, Juhani enjoys hiking, preferably in the Alps, and cross-country skiing in Lapland.

A managing director’s expectation:

A clear strategy and a well-functioning board are important prerequisites for the success of every executive.

Jouni Riekki – Chairman of the Board

JOUNI RIEKKI

Senior Partner

Jouni is the founder of InterSearch in Finland and currently the Chairman of the Board. He also has ten years of experience in Human Resource Management in Technology. Jouni has profound knowledge and experience in various industries, from Engineering and Construction to Media & Entertainment and Fast Moving Consumer Goods. Over the years, he has been in positions of trust in InterSearch Worldwide, for instance in the Standards and Quality Committee. Jouni has a Bachelor’s degree in Labor Policy and he works in Finnish, Swedish and English. In the summertime, Jouni enjoys boating and the archipelago. He is also an enthusiastic fine arts collector.

Recruitment across borders:

“International search projects and training events are our daily business. Clients and colleagues around the world are deeply linked to our network.”

Petteri Ojala – Research Consultant, M.Soc. Sc.

PETTERI OJALA

Research Consultant
Petteri is in charge of the research activities and other crucial back office tasks that ensure our success in customer projects. Because Petteri maintains and develops our executive databases, he is in touch with a large number of candidates. He has worked as a Research Assistant in an academic institution and has experience of financial management in a service delivery company. He has completed his Master’s degree in Social Sciences, specializing in employment issues. Petteri is also interested in music and has played the guitar for years.

Human Capital:

“The most valuable asset of a company is its personnel. Reliable, science-based knowledge concerning people is essential for leadership.”

Sini Ojala – Consultant, M.A. (Psych) & M.Sc. (Econ)

SINI OJALA

Consultant

Sini Ojala is a consultant specializing in personnel assessments for managerial and expert positions. She has Master’s degrees both in Psychology and in Economics and Business Administration; from the University of Helsinki and the Aalto University School of Business, respectively. During her studies, Sini very successfully completed two study abroad programs in the USA, studying psychology both at California State University, East Bay and at San Diego State University.

Home in Finland, Sini has worked for several years as a project researcher and research assistant in a major international market research agency. In her free time, Sini is an active dancer, a science enthusiast, and a travel aficionado.

The time perspective in recruitment decisions:

“The main focus in personnel selection must be in the future, without forgetting the present and the past.”

Oscar Damén – Consultant, M.A. (Psych)

OSCAR DAMÉN

Consultant

Oscar Damén specializes in the recruitment of experts and in assessments requiring psychological expertise. He completed his Master’s degree in psychology at Åbo Akademi in Turku. While on a student exchange program at the University of Nebraska in the USA, Oscar supplemented his knowledge in industrial and organizational psychology. He has a special interest in the science of decision making, and for his master’s thesis, he developed two psychological tests.