Staffing 100 Europe | 2020

Minna Vanhala-Harmanen is CEO of Barona, Finland’s largest private HR agency as well as the country’s sixth-largest employer with 30,000 annual employees. Vanhala-Harmanen previously was CEO of Opteam, pivoting to her new role when Barona acquired the firm in 2017. Of her many recent accomplishments, Vanhala-Harmanen is proudest of Barona’s employees, and watching them help people from all different academic and professional backgrounds find employment. Vanhala-Harmanen is a recognised “worklife influencer” in Finland, as well as a popular speaker.