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Anu Honkalinna (LL.M.) will start as Project Counsel at Merilampi on 8 June 2020. Along with this project work, Honkalinna will continue in her existing roles, which include CEO and advisor of a start-up company.
Anu Honkalinna has extensive experience in the financial sector. She has worked for a long time as an executive responsible for legal matters and compliance operations in insurance companies and as an advisor to start-up companies. She was a co-founder of Fintech Finland association, and has been actively involved in the development of its operations as a board member.
Honkalinna has exceptional expertise in cross-border insurance business, licensing procedures, mortgage insurances, payment protection insurances and insurance mediation regulation in several countries, as well as setting up optimal insurance business in a digital environment. She has also been a legal advisor in many projects involving cryptocurrencies, tokens, digital assets exchanges and related licensing processes. Besides legal work, Honkalinna has had a significant role in the leadership, sales and product development of these businesses.
“It is great to join Merilampi as Project Counsel and to develop a new model of working, as well as to make use of my knowledge in many ways in the field of law,” says Project Counsel Anu Honkalinna.
Merilampi wants to ensure that the changes taking place in society and the business environment are reflected in both the service portfolio of the company and the operating methods.
“In the future, even more expertise in special fields will be needed in the legal business. In addition, it is necessary to have the option of working on a project basis when needed. This also benefits the field,” explains Chairman of the Board at Merilampi, Jussi Ikonen.
“We are happy to have Anu Honkalinna joining our team. She has convinced me with her extensive knowledge of insurance matters, digital assets and their exchange and licensing processes,” says Jussi Ikonen.
Merilampi’s Managing Partner Heidi Merikalla-Teir is also looking forward to working with Honkalinna:
“I am very glad that we can start collaboration with Anu Honkalinna. Anu is not only an expert with considerable knowledge of her special fields but also a great fit for our team as a person,” says Merikalla-Teir.
Anu Honkalinna, tel. +358 50 338 6859, firstname.lastname@example.org
Jussi Ikonen, tel. +358 40 097 8281, email@example.com
Heidi Merikalla-Teir, tel. +358 40 750 6106, firstname.lastname@example.org