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Team

This is us

These fine individuals form our team. Our project managers are specialists in managing several projects at a time and pulling the rights strings when needed. Our guides do exactly the opposite concentrating to group of clients at a time, giving their best to add value to our clients’ limited time in our countries.

Linda Arvola

Linda Arvola

Project Manager
Barcelona

la@fasada.es

Linda has gained experience in working in the travel industry both in Sweden and abroad. Additionally she is well integrated to Barcelona after having lived in the city since 2009. Linda comes from the region of Blekinge in southern Sweden. Apart from her native Swedish she also speaks English and Spanish.

Sari Lankinen

Sari Lankinen

Senior Project Manager
Barcelona

sl@fasada.es

Sari is a senior member of our experienced and dynamic team but is the only one who has lived in both Portugal and Spain as her family worked in these countries during decades. Sari has a solid project management experience from earlier dmc positions in Finland. Apart from Finnish and Spanish Sari is fluent in English and Portuguese.

Heli Paavilainen

Heli Paavilainen

Bookkeeper
Barcelona

hp@fasada.es

Heli is in charge our accounting in cooperation with Marja. Heli has years’ of experience from various positions within the travel industry including guiding and production but as a person with special interest in numbers she is perfectly suitable for the position of accountant. Apart from her native Finnish Heli speaks fluent English and Spanish.

Marja Simola

Marja Simola

Chief of administration
Barcelona

ms@fasada.es

Marja has probably a longer experience of living in Barcelona than anyone else from Finland that we know of. She has been here from the 1970's and has a long experience from both the outgoing and incoming travel industry. Marja is in charge of those important money matters and she has a steel grip in our accounting to ensure the correctness of the balance sheets. She also stands as a back up to Olli when he is on the move. Marja is fluent in Catalan, Finnish, English and Spanish.

Olli Kariniemi

Olli Kariniemi

Managing Director
Bilbao

ok@fasada.es

Olli moved to Barcelona in 1998 with an aim to establish Fasada Incoming. Already then he had a vision that there is need for a destination management company (DMC) specialised in Spanish cities offering the best available tailored service to corporate clients. He is the one that keeps all the pieces together and is responsible of the day-to-day running of the company. Olli has created our office infrastructure and is proud of the working tools that provide the best possible help for our staff to serve our clients. Apart from his native Finnish Olli is fluent in Catalan, English, Portuguese, Spanish and Swedish.

Arto Turpeinen

Arto Turpeinen

Operations Manager
Bilbao

at@fasada.es

Arto has been with us since 1999 so he is a very experienced operations specialist. He also has an ability to find availability during congresses and other complicated periods. He is a highly experienced project manager and especially productive being able to handle a large number of simultaneous projects. Arto also controls our operations during weekends. Arto is fluent in English, Finnish and Spanish.

Kristin Andreasson

Kristin Andreasson

Senior Project Manager
Lisbon

ka@fasada.es

Kristin with her solid experience in project management in Portugal provides us a perfect solution to our newly opened office in Lisbon. She has lived in Lisbon for the past ten years and worked in the travel industry in different positions since 1997. Kristin together with Johanna form a creative and dynamic team by offering the local service our clients need in Portugal. Kristin is fluent in English, Portuguese and Swedish.

Johanna Borg

Johanna Borg

Project Manager
Lisbon

jb@fasada.es

Johanna is the perfect complement to our experienced team in Lisbon. She is from Turku, Finland and has gained experience both at home and abroad before joining us. Johanna has lived in both Spain and Portugal during the past 10 years and finally found her home in Lisbon. Apart from her mother tongue Swedish Johanna is fluent in English, Finnish, Portuguese and Spanish.

Kjersti Kaasa

Kjersti Kaasa

Project Assistant
Lisbon

kk@fasada.es

Kjersti is Fasada's only Norwegian employee and is based at Fasada's office in Lisbon. She came to Portugal as a child and may be considered half Portuguese with a lot of insight into the Portuguese culture and with good knowledge about Portugal. She knows the small local bars and hidden pearls. Kjersti has a couple of years of experience at a DMC and is a perfect fit in our team. Kjersti speaks Norwegian, Portuguese, French, English and German.

Almira de Gispert i Llach

Almira de Gispert i Llach

Project Manager
Madrid

ag@fasada.es

Almira brings a wealth of experience to our team in Madrid as she has been working in different positions in the travel industry over a decade. Before joining us she managed successfully worldwide projects in a major global travel services provider based in Madrid. Almira is your key contact when producing projects not only in Madrid but also in other destinations in Spain. Beside Almira’s mother tongues Spanish and Catalan she is fluent in English.

Stephan Rodriguez Engwall

Stephan Rodriguez Engwall

Senior Sales & Project Manager
Madrid

sr@fasada.es

Stephan is our latest addition to our dynamic team. He started 23 years ago at probably one of Spain's first DMCs in Madrid. Since then has he worked and performed a variety positions within the tourism industry at both hotels and agencies. Most of the focus has been on the Nordic market and Spain and Portugal as a destination. Given his broad experience in tourism and being half Swedish half Spanish, he has wide knowledge of the Iberian Peninsula and its secrets.

Join us

We continuously offer career opportunities to people who are hoping to gain experience to become professional project managers.

For careers, please contact our director Olli Kariniemi: ok@fasada.es

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