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Ilana Varga

Ilana Varga


I joined the Hungarian-Finnish Chamber of Commerce in 2000 and I have been a member of the Board since 2010. For the first 10 years I was the Secretary, then the Vice Chairman for one year. In January 2021 I became the Chairman of the Board.
I come from Turku, Finland. My husband is Hungarian and we have two sons.
We moved to Hungary in December 1999.
I work at the FirstMed-FMC Private Clinic as Insurance Manager. I started at FirstMed in the spring 2000.

Risto Junttila

Risto Junttila

Vice Chairman

I have been a member of the Hungarian-Finnish Chamber of Commerce since 1995, member of the Board since 2008 and Chairman from 2013 until 2020. Currently I am the Vice Chairman.
I first came to Hungary in 1988, moved to Greece in 1989 and back to Hungary in 1992. I built my own sauna in Hungary in 1993. Soon it was obvious that Hungarians were very interested in the Finnish sauna culture and I decided to establish a company for planning and building saunas and other spa cabins (Finnrelax since 1994). Since then we have built almost 10 000 individual saunas and other spa cabins all around Hungary.
The company is now called Finn Wellness Kft. and besides consulting, planning and building of Finnrelax spa products such as saunas, infrared cabins, steam and salt rooms, we are the official exclusive distributor of Technogym fitness and wellness equipment since 2005.

Timo Pohjalainen

Timo Pohjalainen

Vice Chairman

I have been connected to Hungary for more than 20 years and I have also been serving the same period of time as a member of the Board at the Hungarian-Finnish Chamber of Commerce. During these years in I have helped several Finnish companies to start businesses in Hungary and also supervised couple of them afterwards. I have also helped many Hungarian companies enter Finnish markets, mainly food processing companies. At this moment I am CEO of Waulis Motors and trying to help to solve the climate change and global warming problems.

Rauli Rautanen

Rauli Rautanen

Senior Adviser

I have been active at the Hungarian-Finnish Chamber of Commerce since its foundation in 1992.
I am a Graduate in economics from the Tampere University and the Northern Illinois University.
I first entered Hungary in business field in 1988 as Financial Representative of Haka Construction Company in a joint-venture hotel building project, Hotel Helia.
Later, in 1994, I became managing director and co-owner of ICM Rt (International Construction Management Company) with several industrial and office building projects in different locations in Hungary. Since 2004 I am the owner, acting as a hotelier, in Villa Haka Guesthouse in Etyek.

András Jurányi

András Jurányi


I started as a member of the Board and treasurer at the Hungarian-Finnish Chamber of Commerce in 2013 and since then I have been doing also the financial issues and accounting-taxation tasks for our chamber.
I was an exchange student in Finland in 1990 and I spent almost 2 years in Järvenpää.
I graduated in Hungary with a Master of Science degree in the field of corporate financing, accounting and taxation.
I have been working mainly for Finnish companies during the last 20 years as financial manager, I also set up my own accounting company, which provides business administration services in Hungary.

Piia Zarándy

Piia Zarándy


I am the newest member of the Board, I joined in January 2020.
I first moved to Hungary in 1999 to work at the Finnish Embassy as Assistant to the Ambassador. After my post at the Embassy was over in 2005 we had our first child with my Hungarian husband and in 2008 we moved to Espoo, Finland with our two children.
After several years in Finland we moved back to Hungary in 2012.
I am now working at Finn Wellness Kft. in B2C sales - consulting and selling Technogym fitness and wellness solutions to consumers.


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