Tampere Ambassador: Natalia Kachelina

Where are you from?
I am from Saint-Petersburg, Russia.

What would you like to tell about yourself?
I am an entrepreneur. I started my business just in February 2016. I provide language services for Finnish companies in Russia. I have been learning Finnish for 14 years (State university of Saint-Petersburg and University of Tampere). I love traveling and meeting new people.

What makes Tampere special for you?
I studied in Tampere for three years. Tampere is a very comfortable and cozy city to live, work and study. Tampere is the place where I got my freedom and independence. I understood who I was and that I had chosen the right way to move ahead. I met a lot of good people who became my good friends.

Tell about your professional activities?
I have been working for 10 years as a professional Russian-Finnish translator. My clients are Finnish companies (YIT, UPM), private clients and public sector (Helsinki policy).

What is your involvement in international activities?
My clients get professional assistance in solving language problems and an opportunity to find reliable partners and suppliers from Russia, necessary contacts and precise information about Russia, Russian companies and business in Russia.

What is your mission as a Tampere - All Bright! Ambassador?
I would like to provide more information about Tampere and Tampere region as a developed city of new technologies here in Russia between my Russian clients. I am sure there are a lot of opprotunities to develop businesses for Russian clients in Tampere.

What potential do you see for Tampere in the future?
Tampere in a university city. Young and smart people, which the universities of Tampere attrack, are potential for Tampere to grow big and international. I think Tampere region should develop cutting edge technologies, smart cities, Internet of Things, robotics, medicine and pharmacy.

Natalia Katchelina Tampere All Bright Ambassador

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