About Katri


Katri is a senior global health professional with 20 years of work experience in building international health and development partnerships. She is specialised in donor government relations and strategic stakeholder engagement, and is an experienced manager of teams.

In her work, Katri’s aim is to ensure that all people can live healthy lives, equity becomes a reality, and the power of inclusive partnerships is leveraged for more impact.

Katri currently works as an independent global health consultant for international organisations. She previously worked at the German Federal Ministry of Health, where she was project management lead for the German G7 Presidency (health track) and worked on G20. She has also worked at the World Bank, where as a member of the leadership team she headed external relations (governance, fundraising, partnerships and communications) for the Global Financing Facility for Women, Children and Adolescents (GFF). Prior to this she worked at Save the Children, a non-governmental organisation with offices in 120 countries, where she as a member of the global executive leadership team headed global advocacy, policy and campaigning.

Katri is a graduate from the London School of Economics (Master in International Relations), the Hertie School (Master in Public Policy), and the University of York (Bachelor in Economics and Politics). She is fluent in English, German and Finnish, and has received scholarships from Chevening, the Friedrich-Ebert-Foundation (FES), Berlin School for Transnational Studies (BTS), the Finnish Government (CIMO), and the Hertie Foundation.

Katri lives in Berlin/Germany, and is Finnish by nationality. You can read Katri’s memoir here or purchase a paper or Kindle copy. Also follow Katri on LinkedIn, Twitter and on her personal blog, and follow her initiative on partnerships in international development (PFI) and having children and a career in Germany (KarriereFamilie).

This blog and its content is personal, and does not reflect positions of any employers.


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