Miltton Brussels offers a comprehensive chain of services, including monitoring decision-making and lobbying our customers’ interests at all levels of the decision-making process, from EU policies to national implementation. Our advisors are professionals in both EU and national policy, as well as in business culture, and assist companies in taking advantage of the potential offered by effective EU public affairs.
Miltton Group has been present in Brussels since 2014, but in October 2015 Miltton Brussels was officially launched by Ambassador Jan Store. Miltton Brussels is co-owned by Miltton Group and the Danish agency Holm Kommunikation.
The Miltton Group consists of Miltton Creative, Miltton Networks, Miltton Brussels, Miltton Labs, Miltton Markets, Miltton Sparks, Miltton Singapore and Miltton Nordics. Together they form one of the largest, most diversified and fastest growing brand, PR and marketing communications group in the Nordics.
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Jan Store is the Managing Director of Miltton Brussels and in charge of leading and coordinating analysis and advisory services on EU affairs, as well as support in lobbying efforts.
Ambassador Store has gained comprehensive experience and knowledge of the European Union across more than over 25 years. He acted as Finland’s permanent representative to the EU from 2008 to 2013, and was deputy permanent representative from 1995 to 2000. Between these posts, he served as Director General for European Affairs in the Ministry for Foreign Affairs in Helsinki and Finland’s ambassador to Poland from 2004 to 2008. Before that, Store was a member of the team negotiating Finland’s membership of the EU. He has also served in Paris (OECD) and Geneva.
Store has an exceptionally comprehensive understanding of the European Union and of the long-standing Nordic cooperation on EU matters. He has gained prominent views on many different aspects, principles and sectors related to European integration across several high-level positions.
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Mari Saarteinen is in charge of strategic communications planning and advocacy in EU affairs.
Saarteinen has over 15 years’ experience as communications manager, and consultant in Finland, and in Brussels. For the last years, she has assisted Finnish MEPs in communications in the European Parliament. She has followed a wide scope of EU-legislation, and been in charge of communications and stakeholder relations. As consultant, she has supported clients in strategic communications and advocacy in the fields of energy, finance, telecoms, and health and in several industries.
Saarteinen has also worked as freelance journalist in Brussels and Central America. In addition to Finnish, she works in English, French, Spanish and Swedish. She has studied EU affairs in the universities of Turku and Granada, and holds a diploma in strategic communications.
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Meri Löyttyniemi acts as Miltton Brussels’ senior advisor.
Löyttyniemi has considerable experience in sustainability and environmental management. Since 2010, she has worked as Aalto University´s sustainability manager, being responsible for reporting on sustainable development, the promotion of corporate social responsibility, education and research, as well as the implementation of a sustainable campus. Currently she has a leave of absence.
Löyttyniemi lectures regularly on sustainability and acts as chair of the Nordic Sustainable Campus Network (NSCN). In the past, her duties have included, for example, the Helsinki World Athletics Championships 2005 environmental program, TKK Dipoli OtaEco-congresses as well as assisting MEP Heidi Hautala.
Positions of trust in politics, sports organisations and NGOs are based on versatile expertise; additionally Löyttyniemi has had a successful sports career in basketball. Her strengths include stakeholder engagement, diligence and a solution-oriented approach.
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Matti Rantanen is Miltton Brussels’ Advisor responsible for assignments, analyses and communications concerning the EU. He is stationed in Brussels.
Rantanen has a strong background as a political advisor and builder of Nordic and international networks. His previous experience includes holding the position of Secretary General for the conservative group at the Nordic Council and Officer of International Affairs at the National Coalition Party in Finland. In addition, he has worked in sales and marketing.
Rantanen is a natural networker, who is at home in an international setting, be it with societal or business actors. He has an entrepreneurial and customer-oriented approach to his work, and his strengths include perceiving the big picture.
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Kati Temonen is the Project Manager of Miltton Brussels and is responsible for following EU decision-making and managing customer relations.
With nearly a decade of international experience, Temonen has built essential skills for working in diverse settings. Before joining Miltton, she worked at the European Commission, Directorate General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs.
Temonen holds a Master’s from the University of Helsinki and an MA from the University of St Andrews, Scotland. Her academic background is in international relations and history, with a specialisation in EU studies. She is also an alumna of Lester B. Pearson United World College in Canada.
To broaden her knowledge in questions related to EU politics and economy, Temonen has been involved in a Brussels-based think-tank on EU affairs, FutureLab Europe.
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Matilda af Hällström holds the position as Junior Policy Officer at Miltton Brussels. Her responsibilities include assisting in Miltton Brussels client relations and general monitoring and reporting.
Prior to joining Miltton Brussels, af Hällström has gained experience in Brussels working at the European Parliament for MEP Nils Torvalds and at the Helsinki EU Office. Past experiences also include the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Af Hällström holds a Master of Arts (International Relations and French) from the University of St Andrews, Scotland and is currently finishing her Master’s Thesis. She will gain her Master’s Degree in Political History from the University of Helsinki. She has also studied political science at the Institute of Political Studies in Paris (Sciences Po).
Af Hällström has furthermore held a position on the board of Anti-Corruption International (ACI), a youth NGO. She is active in Svensk Ungdom, the Swedish People’s Party’s youth organisation, with particular focus on international politics.