Strategic navigation

World-class analysis and insights.
So that you can succeed in the new West.

 
 
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WHY NORDIC WEST OFFICE?

At the turn of the 1990’s, the Iron Curtain fell and the Soviet Union collapsed. The world faced a new East. Every globally operating Nordic company had to re-evaluate its strategy. East Office and other platforms were founded to do research and coordinate information sharing.

Now it’s the West that’s in turmoil. The financial crisis of 2008 was not just an economic event but a political one. It put in motion developments that in 2016 led to the UK’s decision to leave the European Union and the election of Donald Trump as the president of the United States. With the technological revolution and climate change, businesses see their operations environment radically transformed.

 The Nordic and Baltic companies, too, feel a strong need to understand the disrupted marketplace and the change in open liberal democracies that we call the West.

We heeded the call.

We’ve joined forces to make our collective experience in politics, trade organizations, academia, law, diplomacy and the media available to the business leader in search of a sounding board and provide new tools to navigate the changing global marketplace. The strength of Nordic West Office lies in its ability to provide a community, highly tailored services, and a vast global reach.

Nordic West Office was founded in 2017 in a strategic partnership with the Nordic communications group Miltton and the US-based global law firm Orrick and in co-operation with Oxford Analytica. 

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LEADERSHIP TEAM

 
  Jorma Ollila   Chair   Chair of Royal Dutch Shell Plc 2006 – 2016  Chair of Nokia Corp 1999 – 2012  President/ Chair and C.E.O. of Nokia Corp 1992 - 2006  University of Helsinki, London School of Economics, Helsinki University of Technology

Jorma Ollila
Chair

Chair of Royal Dutch Shell Plc 2006 – 2016

Chair of Nokia Corp 1999 – 2012

President/ Chair and C.E.O. of Nokia Corp 1992 - 2006

University of Helsinki, London School of Economics, Helsinki University of Technology

  Aida Hadžialić   Director, Northern Europe   Advisor at the BMW Foundation 2017 -  Swedish Minister of Upper Secondary and Adult Education 2014 - 16  Deputy Mayor, City of Halmstad 2010 - 14  Lawyer from The University of Lund

Aida Hadžialić
Director, Northern Europe

Advisor at the BMW Foundation 2017 -

Swedish Minister of Upper Secondary and Adult Education 2014 - 16

Deputy Mayor, City of Halmstad 2010 - 14

Lawyer from The University of Lund

  Risto E.J. Penttilä   C.E.O.   C.E.O. of Finland Chamber of Commerce 2010-2017  Secretary General of the European Business Leaders’ Convention 2002-  Member of the Finnish parliament 1994-99  Yale University (B.A.), Oxford University (D.Phil., M.Phil.)

Risto E.J. Penttilä
C.E.O.

C.E.O. of Finland Chamber of Commerce 2010-2017

Secretary General of the European Business Leaders’ Convention 2002-

Member of the Finnish parliament 1994-99

Yale University (B.A.), Oxford University (D.Phil., M.Phil.)

 
 
  Kristiina Helenius   Director, North America   C.E.O. of Amcham Finland 2007 – 2017  Member of Executive Committee of Amchams-in-Europe 2014 -2017  Press Counselor at the Finnish Embassy in Washington, DC 2001 – 2007  Brussels Bureau Chief for the Finnish Broadcasting Company 1999 - 2001  Master of Economics and Business Administration

Kristiina Helenius
Director, North America

C.E.O. of Amcham Finland 2007 – 2017

Member of Executive Committee of Amchams-in-Europe 2014 -2017

Press Counselor at the Finnish Embassy in Washington, DC 2001 – 2007

Brussels Bureau Chief for the Finnish Broadcasting Company 1999 - 2001

Master of Economics and Business Administration

 
  Charles C. Adams, Jr.   Director   Partner, Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe  2017 –  United States Ambassador to Finland 2015 – 2017  Member, Board of Trustees, Dubai International Arbitration Centre 2004-2015  University of Virginia (juris doctor)

Charles C. Adams, Jr.
Director

Partner, Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe  2017 –

United States Ambassador to Finland 2015 – 2017

Member, Board of Trustees, Dubai International Arbitration Centre 2004-2015

University of Virginia (juris doctor)

 
 

GLOBAL REACH

 
 

SERVICES

We help companies recognize the global forces that affect them and provide them with a wide array of strategic and operational tools to successfully navigate and leverage their impact. 

We also offer a wide range of services to companies that are entering the US market.

 
 
 
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OUR WORK

 

Radical uncertainty challenges companies

Are trade wars the new normal? Who will control AI? Will China take the US role in politics and economics? To answer these questions among others, Nordic West Office, together with 16 Nordic companies, has developed four Global Scenarios to describe plausible futures ranging from 2021 to 2026.

Scenarios help companies, organisations and societies to prepare for the future, and stress test their strategies.

The four scenarios are: Belt and Road which lengthens China’s march and examines how far it will take us; War-War picks up on how patriotism, populism and protectionism unify and divide within borders; Cyberworld imagines what technology can do for us on a global level; Downshift focuses on the interplay of the new economy and changing values under conditions of lower growth but higher hopes.

By using these four scenarios, you can identify:

  • Risks and opportunities

  • Necessary changes

  • Preparatory measures

  • Required shifts in strategy

Find out more and get prepared here or click the picture below to find the press release and download the scenarios.

 

RESOURCES

 

A Nordic communications group that produces, develops and improves the efficiency of communications, marketing and networks across the society. Miltton assists companies in discovering and building their global citizenship and leveraging networks. Headquartered in Helsinki, the group has offices in Stockholm, Tallinn, Brussels and Washington, DC.

A U.S.-based firm focusing on the technology, energy & infrastructure and finance sectors globally providing forward-looking commercial advice on transactions, litigation and compliance matters. Orrick delivers distinctive quality, teamwork, value and innovation and has a presence in North America, Europe and Asia also servicing the Middle East.

A U.K.-based firm assessing the actual and potential impact of macro forces on strategy, policy and operations. Oxford Analytica covers geopolitics and macroeconomics across all regions and countries and the points at which they intersect. Broad sectoral expertise from aerospace to finance to utilities and subject expertise from climate change to terrorism to security and defence.

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NAVIGATE THE NEW WEST
WITH US!

 

Nordic West Office

 

1152 15th Street,NW
Washington, DC 20005
USA     

Vuorikatu 15 A
00100 Helsinki  
Finland

 

www.nordicwestoffice.com

Risto E. J. Penttilä
+358 50 366 2395
risto.penttila@nordicwestoffice.com

Kristiina Helenius
+1 (202) 339 8444
kristiina.helenius@nordicwestoffice.com


For general inquiries, please contact

Hanna Ojanen +358 50 341 7043 hanna.ojanen@nordicwestoffice.com

 
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