Team

New Nordic School is a growing group of educators, marketers, and developers that share a passion for transforming the current systems of education.

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Pia Jormalainen

Founder & CEO
An internationally experienced leader with over 20 years of diverse experience in global business and marketing, both in corporations, agencies, and start-ups. Prior to co-founding New Nordic School, Pia helped start-ups scaling and internationalizing their businesses and completed her eMBA at Hanken School of Economics. Pia has lived and worked in Germany and Finland.

Suzanne Perkowsky

Founder & Head of Education
A passionate educator with broad global experience in teaching and educational leadership in Finland, India, Singapore, China, US, Saudi Arabia, and the UK. A strong belief in the renowned Finnish education system has led her to teaching and leadership certifications from Finland and the UK.

Janne Jormalainen

Founder & Chairman of the Board
A true serial entrepreneur and angel investor. Chairman of the Finnish business angel network, Fiban. Janne has lived and worked in the USA, Europe and Southeast Asia.

Kirsi Rantalainen

Chief Operations Officer
A versatile business developer with 15 years of experience in process and operations development, marketing, account and project management in professional services and consulting industry. Kirsi has worked for several years in global and EMEIA teams.

Bradley M Kremer

Director of Education
Curriculum developer with educational experience across 3 continents, including over 15 years in Sub-Saharan Africa. Brad is passionate about empowering students to apply their learning to address societal issues in personally meaningful ways and solve real-world problems.

Emilia Oksanen

Marketing Manager
A marketing professional with a Masters' Degree in Marketing from the Hanken School of Economics and experience working in start-ups. During her expat childhood, she has lived and studied in Indonesia, Singapore, the Philippines, New Zealand, the United States, the Netherlands, Germany, and Finland.

Ashish Srivastava

Director of Sales and Business Development
Seasoned strategist and business development executive with over 10 years of experience in initiating new business, setting up complete operations for regions, hiring and handling larger teams while working across different industries. Ashish has an MBA from ESADE Business School and has lived and worked in Spain, Dubai, India, and Singapore.

Andrew Nolan

Chief Development Officer, Education
An award-winning international Digital Learning specialist with a proven track record in the global education management industry. Well-versed in applying education innovation and digital transformation across multiple curricula (English, US, IB, and Indian boards such as CBSE and ICSE), as well as having experience as a student in the Finnish system.

Stephen Cox

Chief Education Officer
An energetic leader, with a clear moral purpose and vision having worked internationally for organizations such as the UK, Qatar and Finnish governments, GEMS, Taaleem, and other various education institutions. Has been highly effective in leading K-12 schools in all aspects of school improvement, professional development, teacher training, school leadership, future of learning, innovation, business development, and school start-up.

Vishal Bagaria

Chief Sales Officer
Sales and business development specialist with 19 years’ experience in diverse functional roles & industries working in multi-cultural organizations of all sizes​. Vishal has lived in Dubai, USA, and India.​

Gomathy Soundararaj

Educational Lead, India
An ardent educator with experience in research, collaboration, and execution of projects with teachers from India, Finland, Netherlands, Italy, Romania, and Hungary. She kickstarted her journey as a fellow with Teach for India, a part of the Teach For All network and holds a double master’s degree in English and Educational Sciences.