Dr. Tom Selänniemi

Jury for 2017 ‘Climate Smart Award' // Director of the Finnish Nature Centre Haltia and travel industry leader Finland
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Dr. Tom Selänniemi

Dr. Selänniemi has over 25 years of experience in tourism research and business. Before entering the business sector Dr. Selänniemi made a 10-year academic career in the anthropology and sociology of tourism. He was chair of the Tour Operators’ Initiative for Sustainable Tourism Development (TOI) for 7 years, and worked for 10 years for the largest tour operator in Finland, Aurinkomatkat-Suntours, of which he was deputy managing director for 3 years. Before becoming the director of Haltia, Selänniemi worked as a consultant for investments in sustainable tourism and as the director for corporate relations at UNICEF Finland.