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Ari Kuikka – Kuopio, Northern Savonia

Lakeland area - a region with many possibilities

I am Ari Kuikka, recently appointed Honorary Consul of Denmark in Northern Savonia, Finland. I am located in Kuopio, which is the capital city of the region of the Northern Savonia. Kuopio is a university city with around 120 000 habitants, surrounded by beautiful lakes and forest. 

I have an international business background in car manufacturing, telecommunication, machine building and mechanical technology. Currently I work as Sales Director at Bella-Veneet Oy, which is one of the biggest recrational boat builders in Finland with its four boat brands: Flipper, Bella, Falcon and Aquador. The sales area of the company is almost worldwide, from Greenland to Australia. Denmark has been an important market for Bella-Veneet Oy already since from 90’s. I have been cooperating with Danish companies the last 20 years in field of telecommunication, machine building, construction equipment and boat retail business. Finnish language is my mother language but I am fluent in English and German, also try to get along with Swedish and with some Spanish. 

Konsul Ari Kuikka