Kaj Kostiander is an innovator and visionary with academic background. After 11 years helping regions and companies in development and innovation, he wanted to practice what he preached. He gathered a team who restarted Tornio Brewery, a craft drinks manufacturing company in the arctic Lapland. Colourful history combined with industry’s leading social media has made Tornio Brewery one of the most interesting start-ups in the Finnish drinks sector.
Ali Ababneh holds an M.A in communication for development combined with further post-graduate studies in sustainable development, organizations management, and conflict resolution. He has over 10 years of experience in international affairs, organizations development, and advocacy.
Ali has spent most of his career working with international organizations in the MENA-region, South-East Europe and Asia. He carried out several activities aiming at building the capacity of various groups and organizations in areas such as project and financial management; led a team in building the capacity of various NGO:s, CSO:s and national committees; and moderated several international workshops and training.