Finnish Cultural Institute for the Benelux

Rue de l’Arbre 14/3
1000 Brussels

+32 (0)2 513 0941 | info[@]


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Kati Laakso


Kati moved to Brussels from Tokyo, Japan where she was working as the Head of Arts and Communications at the Finnish Institute in Japan. Kati has, among others, previously worked at the Consulate General of Finland in New York and as part of the World Design Capital Helsinki 2012 project. Kati’s strengths lie in her expertise in the visual arts and design fields, her extensive international work experience as well as her skills in managing a diverse range of projects. She graduated from the Stockholm University with a Masters Degree in Business Administration and Economics and a minor in Art History, and has since immersed herself in the beauty and excitement of the arts.

Twitter: @kate_valley

Instagram: @katevalley


Tiina Eerolainen

Administration Manager (Mon-Wed)
+32 (0)474 282095

Tiina is in charge of finances, administration and human resources at the Institute. She has kept the ball rolling already since May 2011. Before the Institute, she used to work as a staff nurse and she also raised three children. Tiina came to the Institute from a Director’s position at an international development agency in Belgium. Tiina is passionate about literature and she finds reading a good book the best possible Sunday activity.


Malin Bergström

Project Manager 

+32 (0) 4681 556 72

Malin is in charge of the various projects that the Institute coordinates and manages, and oversees its daily communications, as well as the Institute’s TelepART programme. Malin has previously lived in both the UK and Estonia. She previously worked at the Finnish Institute in Estonia. With a background in arts and communication, Malin is a storyteller with a passion for the comics medium, and more recently— the performing arts.


Nelli Salonen




Inka Hyvönen