Katrin Joala, Director, Corporate HCM

b. 1972
College graduate, BA, International Management
Working for Ensto since 2004

Katrin Joala started in Ensto as HR Manager in Ensto's Estonian companies in 2004. In addition to her local HR responsibilities she took the Group level role of Manager, Compensations and Benefits in 2008 and was appointed Director, Group HCM in 2009 (until 31.12.2010 also HCM Manager, Estonia).

Katrin feels proud to work for a family business, which operates ethically and provides solutions to help to preserve the environment. Ensto's people and open, friendly and helping company culture is what makes Ensto as excellent place to work. Katrin has been provided possibilities to take on new challenges within Ensto and she sees it very important support development possibilities to all of Ensto's people.

Originally from Estonia she moved to Porvoo, one of the oldest cities in Finland, 6 years ago and enjoys all what it offers – small and cozy city with excellent food, cultural events and vast possibilities for outdoor activities and beautiful nature, all just in the walking distance.  And being close to Helsinki enables her to experience the pulse of this vibrant city, when in the mood. Katrin likes travelling and getting to know different cultures; the only things worth collecting are experiences.  A company of a good book, keeping an eye on the latest developments in technology and science fills the rest of her free time. And every now and then she takes a boat to Tallinn to visit her family and friends.  Katrin has a grownup son.