Mari Saario
Business Director, Partner, Management Team

environmental, safety and quality management, corporate social responsibility, green economy, public sector and municipalities, strategic planning, innovation


+358 50 421 9999

“Some projects just make sense – with hard work you may find the best win-win solution both for the environment and the enterprise. I am an idealist and an optimist with a keen interest in science and technology.

Instead of becoming a vet, my childhood dream, I ended up as an environmental and risk management professional. My background ranges from managing international projects for the pharmaceutical and chemical industry to the ground-floor development of Finnish Cleantech business with small and medium-sized enterprises.

In Gaia, I found a possibility to combine all the fun parts of my past jobs with my other interests from writing, social interaction, networking, and serving as the head of a board for several organisations.

Challenge. Fun. Possibility to have an impact. Possibility to make sense. They all keep me going in my work at Gaia.”