Before joining the Rud Pedersen Helsinki office, Heidi worked as a Senior Specialist at the Ministry of Defence political department. Since joining the MoD in 2008, she has developed a broad understanding of security and defence issues and cooperation.
Heidi has extensive experience in Nordic Defence Cooperation, having acted as team leader for the Nordic Defence Cooperation (NORDEFCO) team at the MoD for several years. She has been the desk officer responsible for conventional arms control, the OSCE and arctic issues. She has also worked as a Senior Specialist at the MFAs’ arms control unit where she was responsible for conventional arms control and humanitarian demining issues.
Heidi holds a Master’s degree in Political Science from Åbo Akademi University and she has studied strategy at the National Defence University.
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2016 - 2016: Senior Specialist, Bilateral Nordic cooperation, NORDEFCO team leader MoD, political department
2015 - 2016: Senior Specialist, arms control unit, MFA
2014 - 2015: Senior Specialist, conventional arms control, OSCE and arctic issues, MOD, political department
2012 - 2014: Senior Specialist, NORDEFCO team leader, Nordic-Baltic cooperation and bilateral issues with Nordic and Baltic states
2008 - 2009: Advisor, desk officer for Nordic defence cooperation and bilateral Nordic cooperation
2010: Master’s in Political Science from the Åbo Akademi University
2006: Strategy, National Defence University