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Tampere Ambassador: Teemu Vekkeli

Where are you from?
I’m originally from Heinola and moved to Tampere to study at TUT in 2002. I eventually graduated and lived in the UK, currently in Germany since 2012.

What would you like to tell about yourself?
I’m an engineer with a practical approach to things. I’ve been working with wind energy in various companies and positions across Europe and currently working in offshore. My interests are with aviation and sports. In addition to those, I enjoy travelling and good food.

Why is Tampere the best place to live?
It’s nice and compact, with access to all possible services and activities you can think of in a big city. There is always a lot going on and nice people too.

Tell about your professional activities?
I’m currently working in the offshore sector of wind energy as an engineering consultant. It’s an interesting area with a lot of potential for the future.

What is your involvement in international activities?
During my years abroad, I’ve gathered a network of international contacts and interact with different cultures on a daily basis.

What is your mission as a Tampere - All Bright! Ambassador?
My mission as an ambassador is to promote Tampere as a great place to do business and enable companies from Tampere to reach out abroad.

What potential do you see for Tampere in the future?
Tampere has great potential for both start-ups as well as established manufacturing companies. If the two are combined, a lot can be achieved with respect to new products and services.

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