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SFB Partners

We are Swiss. And we are Scandinavian.
We are doers and we stand by our word.

Our Partners in Switzerland

Jouni Epper – Partner

Jouni is an experienced company founder and start-up entrepreneur, has supported well-known companies as a strategy and communications consultant and brings over fifteen years of C-level experience from international companies to the table.

  • Co-founder of surfEU, the fastest growing Internet Provider in Europe
  • Product launches for L’Oréal/Garnier, R Kioski, Microsoft, Pfizer, Schering, Media Markt etc.
  • Implementation of the networking platform for the World Economic Forum (WEF)
  • Business development and trade fairs for OP Bank, Shell, UBS, Pfizer, AO Foundation etc.
Finnish roots

Jouni grew up bilingual (DE/FI) and has a strong connection to Finland. He lives with his family in Zurich and spends as much time as possible in Finland.


Finnish, German, English, French

  • Executive Master (EMBA) in Strategy and Communication Management from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and the University of Lugano
  • Bachelor in Business Administration from the University of Applied Sciences, Zurich

Nicolas Masson – Partner

Nicolas has vast knowledge in business development, foreign direct investments and trade services. He has held various senior positions in export and sales and understands the business bottom-up. He also is our specialist for the French and Italian speaking regions.

  • Export Sales Manager for the Middle East
  • In charge of companies export and sales
  • Specialist in Foreign Direct Investments
  • Finding of new distributors
  • Securing deals with key accounts in various countries

French, Italian and English

  • Masters degree in International Trade from the University Lyon, France

Caroline MacNicholas-Nekukar

Caroline is a Swiss-Finnish lawyer with extensive experience in both, the Swiss and the Finnish law. She has consulted clients in both countries and knows how to deal with the differences.

  • Experienced lawyer (commercial, employment, trademark and inheritance law)
  • Consulted major international companies as well as private individuals
  • Worked for an international law firm and a large Swiss employers’ association
  • Board member to the Finnish-Swiss chamber of commerce
Finnish roots

Caroline was born in Switzerland as the daughter of a Finn and grew up bilingual (FI/DE).


German, English, Finnish

  • lic. iur. University of Zurich
  • Admitted to the Bar of the Canton of Zurich, admitted throughout Switzerland

Our Consultants in Finland

Petri Katajamäki

Petri is a senior level executive with comprehensive C-level and Board Member experience. As former Head of Finpro Germany he has an excellent understanding of the business in the DACH region.

  • Head of Finpro Germany supporting Finnish SMEs to establish their operations in the DACH region.
  • Wide experience in leading multicultural organizations and doing business in most of the European countries.
  • Successful execution of a strategic turnaround at Megaklinikka Group (part of Panostaja Plc, HEX-listed).
  • Senior level competence in: Leading, building and restructuring sales organisations in brand and marketing strategies and distribution and channel management.
  • Industries: Consulting, Manufacturing, Building and Construction, Fashion & Design, Luxury items & Consumer Goods
Finnish roots

Born and lives in Helsinki with a wide network in both Finnish companies and government organizations since 1992


Finnish, German, English, Swedish

  • Executive MBA, Henley Business School, UK
  • FINTRA (Finnish Institute for international Trade) Diploma in international business management
  • Business college diploma in international business, Espoo Commercial College

Marko Karttunen

Marko has 20+ years of experience as a consultant – mainly in B2B and B2C communications and for the public sector. He has worked on various global projects and enjoys reputation metrics, analytics and digital transformation.

  • Has experience in leading complex global communication campaigns for well-known B2B and B2C brands.
  • Has managed press event launches and stakeholder engagements and acted as a moderator/presenter in Nordics and Europe.
  • Has planned and executed market research projects.

Finnish, German, French, English, Swedish

  • Doctor of Social Sciences, University of Helsinki
  • Advanced MBA Executive Education, International Corporate Communication, University of Jyväskylä
  • Postgraduate studies and research, University of Essex, Yale and Stanford University