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Marko Kononen has more than 20 years’ experience of talent acquisition, recruitment, personnel management, international trade, sales and marketing and running the company. Additionally, he was a stockholder of one Finnish industrial SME-company. Marko was successfully, as a managing director of the one daughter company, realizing the internationalizing strategy of the group.
At CNA, his core market sectors are manufacturing and especially packaging industry. Because of Marko´s experience and knowledge he is also active supporting customers in color industry, like painting and pigment manufacturing. During last six years as an entrepreneur he has been in contact as an investor and mentor with several start up and growth companies.
Marko has been directly involved in talent acquisition business since 2012, but already before that time he was involved in recruitment and headhunting processes as responsible hiring manager more than 10 years. He has successfully managed several executive search projects for some stock listed companies as well for several national and international SME-companies in different industrial sectors. Due his experience to run international corporations gives him customer oriented view to manage talent acquisition projects. Marko knows, what kind of themes and challenges his customers are dealing with, but he also understands needs of candidates.
He has studied business economics as well economic geography and is a graduated Master of Social Science (M.Sc.) as well a Bachelor of Business (BA). Marko is fluent in German, English and Finnish and conversational Swedish and basics in Danish. He is working at CNA international Executive Search office in Hamburg, Germany.
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