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Anssi is the Head of Blic’s Brussels office together with Petja Piilola. Anssi has a strong background in planning and implementing European Union advocacy strategies for large companies and associations. He has successfully represented the interests of the European energy peat industry and Finnish energy intensive industries, among others. Before moving to Brussels, Anssi studied the implementation of the EU’s regional policies at the think tank Centrum Balticum, and the impact of the EU’s sanctions on Russia’s oil and gas sector at the Pan-European Institute of the Turku School of Economics.
In his free time, Anssi reads books about astronomy and ancient Rome. Occasionally, he tries to play jazz on the piano. Failing that, Anssi finds solace in his excellent heavy metal music listening skills.