Outi Annala

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About Outi Annala
  • Southeast Asia Director, AVPN

Outi is a sustainability professional specialised in working with multinational companies and non-profit organisations across different sectors to drive sustainable development through collaborative action. She is an advocate for partnerships and innovative collaboration as the key enablers of a sustainable future.

Besides her native Finland, Outi has lived and worked in Germany, USA, Thailand, Philippines and Vietnam before settling down in Singapore in 2015. She has worked in embassies and international NGOs as well as media and communication agencies, spearheading programs in strategic multi stakeholder partnerships, business development, sustainability projects, global event coordination and in communications. She gained her Bachelor and Master's Degrees in Social Sciences from the University of Turku, Finland, completing part of the studies in the University of Leipzig, Germany.

Sustainability is her passion beyond career choices; Outi is an avid scuba diver who freelances as a Dive Master, advocating for ocean and climate protection, reduction of plastic waste and for the development of sustainable consumer choices.