Heidi Nystedt Suvanto RP FIN 1470 827 web DSF4983

Heidi Nystedt-Suvanto

  • Senior Consultant
  • Helsinki

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.

Email - [email protected]
Telephone - +358 40 828 75 16

  • 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