Our consultants

We are consultants with strong background and expertise in the field of personnel assessment and recruitment. After working also in HR and other occupational psychology positions, we have a comprehensive understanding of the needs of different clients as well as employees.

Inka Malmberg-Rajaniemi

Co-Founder, psychologist consultant
inka@ikigai-assessments.fi | +358 40 9352601

I am a psychologist oriented towards work and occupational psychology. My core competences include personnel assessments and coachings, among which I have been working for several years. My strength is a broad perspective into different working life phenomenons — I have been able to observe and regard the suitability of recruitments as well as themes related to a person’s motivation and behavior also through an occupational health psychologist point of view. 

My approach is business oriented and flexible. In my work, I am motivated by supporting companies and individuals through psychological knowledge. Especially situations where a person realizes something new about themself based on our conversations make my work meaningful.

Elina Suutarinen

Elina Suutarinen

Co-Founder, psychologist consultant
elina@ikigai-assessments.fi | +358 40 0784091

I am a psychologist specialized in working life phenomenons. I have focused on psychological assessments and modern recruitments for a large part of my career. In addition to these, I am passionate about work communities as well as individual coachings and themes related to occupational well-being.

My wide-ranging experience in positions ranging from a psychologist consultant, to an occupational health psychologist to HR and entrepreneurship have brought me extensive understanding and vision of working life phenomenons, different working cultures and businesses. I have received warm feedback especially about my flexible, customer oriented and analytical way of working — I dive deep into every project individualistically and carefully.

LILLI SUNDVIK

Advisor
lilli@ikigai-assessments.fi | +358 505110822

I am an experienced occupational psychologist and entrepreneur. I have written my doctoral thesis about the factors that affect the objectivity in performance evaluation. My core competence is personnel assessment for C-level recruitments, and helping clients in transformations by mapping out the potential of personnel.

Earlier I worked as an entrepreneur at Psychologist agency Cresco Oy for 20 years. After selling the company, I operated as the Director of the company first at Opteam Oy and later as a part of Barona Group. 

My passion is the success of client´s key personnel choices and transformation. My own leadership and management experience and deep psychological expertise help me in my work.

Lilli Sundvik Advisor at IKIGAI Assessments.
Susanne Simelius.

SUSANNE SIMELIUS

Psychologist consultant
susanne@ikigai-assessments.fi | +358 50 5566790

I am a psychologist consultant with strong interest in the psychological phenomena of working life. My core competence is work and organizational psychology, in which I have focused on both in my studies and in my previous work experience in personnel assessment and occupational health care.

My work is driven by client orientation, and I am committed to providing high quality service and delivering added value to both clients and candidates. In personnel assessment, I am most motivated by being a partner for the client and providing valuable information to support successful candidate selections. In addition, I am inspired by the opportunity to contribute to the building of meaningful careers for candidates.

MAYLING LAIHOSOLA

Coordinator
mayling@ikigai-assessments.fi | +358 505519766

I am a generalist, oriented in educational sciences. As a coordinator, I am responsible for the smooth process of personnel assessments. In addition, I am the contact person for candidates. Academic studies in General and Adult Education have deepened my understanding of people. To me, providing high quality and individual service is important and my strong customer service experience in large organizations has laid a good foundation for it. My kind and energetic way of working ensures fluent cooperation.

As a bilingual, I have always been interested in different cultures. Half of my relatives are from China, so I consider both Helsinki and Shanghai close to my heart. In Shanghai I enjoy the company of my relatives and the bustle of the big city and in Helsinki I enjoy the beautiful nature and the tranquility of everyday life.

Mayling Laihosola Coordinator at IKIGAI Assessments.
Saara Loponen.

SAARA LOPONEN

Coordinator
saara@ikigai-assessments.fi | +358 503372333

I am a student of business administration and a future marketing professional. Through my studies I have learned about an individual’s ability to influence the development of an organization in its entirety. Accordingly, I am intrigued by the well-being of individuals in their work lives as well as the ability to influence it through successful recruitment processes.

I work as a coordinator and alike Mayling, I am responsible for the fluency of personnel assessments and the successfulness of candidate experiences. I am characterized by an active and considerate way of working. Throughout my extended history of customer service positions, I have been inspired especially through meaningful interactions with clients and colleagues. As someone having lived abroad, I am intrigued of how employees cultural diversity can further enrich a company’s operations.

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