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Jaana Pollari

Managing Partner, Johto Advisors Executive Search, Finland

Jaana Pollari

Managing Partner, Johto Advisors Executive Search, Finland


Located at

Vesijärvenkatu 20 B 11
15140 Lahti


Jaana Pollari

With almost two decades of dedication to international executive search, Jaana is a renowned professional in the C-suite recruitment business.

During her career Jaana has successfully completed hundreds of executive search assignments, demonstrating her profound knowledge of industry and the trust her clients place in her expertise. Her academic credentials are comprehensive and include a master's degree in Economics, with focus on management and organizations, and an executive MBA from the Henley Business School, which she earned in 2020.

Specializing in the manufacturing sector, Jaana has an impressive track record in the machine and equipment manufacturing, steel, construction and building materials industries, as well as in the industrial B2B service business. She has consistently proved her proficiency in filling leadership positions such as CEOs and those in finance, IT and digitalization, sales, marketing and communications, and also HR functions.

Jaana has served a diverse portfolio of clients, from listed companies to family-owned businesses and private equity firms. She is committed to delivering search strategies that are not just tailored to clients’ needs but also forward-thinking, ensuring the seamless integration and success of new leaders within their organizations.

In an ever-evolving business landscape, Jaana continues to be devoted to fostering the growth and excellence of the firms she partners with, introducing leaders who are prepared to address today's challenges, and are visionary enough to navigate the future's complexities.


  • Executive Search
  • CEO & Board Search
  • Leadership Assessment