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Tampere Ambassador: Gloria Zuniga

Where are you from?
I was born in Colombia, where I lived half of my life the other half I had lived in Europa (Belgium, France and Finland) while traveling all the time around the world for studies, work and pleasure. That is the reason I can say: I’m a world citizen.

What would you like to tell about yourself?
I’m architect specialized in urban design and environmental architecture according to the principles of sustainable development. I have over 18 years of experience in marketing, industrial project management, industrial and architectural design and business. I speak Spanish, French, English and Finnish.

Why is Tampere the best place to live?
I’m convinced that Tampere is the best place to live and grow your children and business. The city has a beautiful landscape. Different daily activities can be accomplished with all the services in public and private sector nearby. Green spaces are all around, with the most beautiful lakes in Finland, like a frame for an active city that is moving, changing and growing with you. In the middle of that activity you can find secret peaceful corners and beautiful people from around the world. Those are the reasons I decided to develop my life and my DECOARK Oy here in Tampere region, surrounded by bright people, bright business and bright life!

Tell about your professional activities?
I’m the managing director of DECOARK Oy. I founded the company in 2010 in order to develop my own ideas and help people to develop their projects & international business. I also work as a Technical Sales Manager of ECOMATION Oy.

What is your involvement in international activities?
In DECOARK Oy one of the challenges I enjoy the most is to encourage the local companies to get the best out of their products, services and ideas; helping them to create business networks for Latin American market. One of the project we are working actively is the Matchmaking service, powered by Finnpartnership. I’m willing to help people and companies to develop their ideas to grow from the beginning to the top.  Internationalization is not an easy task, it’s an amazing journey of discovery, and the only way to do it is by being part of the global changes.

I also believe in Finnish clean technology and the amazing capacity of Finnish professionals in finding solutions for every single problem that is presented to them. Here people know how to listen and give top quality answers. In ECOMATION Oy I’m working as a partner in a team with those characteristics. We are developing ideas, technologies and business in the recycling sector. This is a very interesting field to work at the moment. We are part of the global changes with projects that make the difference; they are a reference of the Finnish CleanTech know-how.

What is your mission as a Tampere Ambassador?
My mission is to present internationally my beautiful and active Tampere region while working as a bridge between Finland and Latin America; to help to create jobs and business opportunities. I’m convinced that Tampere is the best place to develop DECOARK Oy while working for a green planet and developing with ECOMATION Oy good business, saving the planet! I will make sure that people remember Tampere as the best destination for life and business in Finland.

What potential do you see for Tampere in the future?
I believe that Tampere has all the necessary elements to develop the city of the future today. The city is respecting the environment taking into account energy issues, low emissions, ecosystems and the quality of the living. Talented people in different areas of technology & science are working and studying here; excellent locally manufactured products and international companies are making it happen. Together, we will build our legacy for the future generations and that is my mission for life; living in Tampere makes it easy to get it done! I love Tampere and the region of Pirkanmaa!

Tampere All Bright! Ambassador: Gloria Zuniga​

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