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Leila Puutio

Coordinator | Communications and Marketing New York, USA

As Coordinator of Communications and Marketing, Leila Puutio is responsible for the development and implementation of SAI’s integrated communications and marketing strategy. She leads SAI’s engagement with key stakeholders and manages the organization’s online and printed communications channels.

Prior to joining SAI, Puutio served as a regional communications manager with the Asian Disaster Preparedness Center in Thailand. As a member of the executive team, she spearheaded the organization’s external and internal communications, all the while completing a successful rebranding effort. In this role, Puutio also worked in rural communities in Bangladesh, Philippines and Vietnam, writing case studies and implementing public information campaigns on the ground.

Previously, Puutio has managed international client accounts at the communications agency Otavamedia OMA in Finland, implementing content marketing strategies for diverse organizations. She has also worked at the Finnish Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment.

Puutio holds a bachelor’s and master’s degree in Political Science from the University of Turku in Finland. She is currently pursuing a master’s degree in Public Relations and Corporate Communication at New York University.

Email: LPuutio@sa-intl.org