Eka Ruola - CEO & ECD at hasan & partners Group (Finland)
Eka Ruola is one of the most awarded creative directors in Finland both nationally and internationally. He is currently the Executive Creative Officer at a 25-year old marketing communications agency hasan & partners, but while most creatives are happy to remain creative, Eka has gone further, taking on the business leadership mantle as the group CEO too. In that role he’s helped the agency to become one of the leading marketing communications networks in the Nordics. Today, hasan & partners Group consists of 5 agencies in 3 countries and 150 professionals from 15 nationalities. The group includes Finland’s top creative marketing agency hasan & partners, Hasan Communications, world famous digital agency Perfect Fools and consumer insight agency Frankly Partners. By now, hasan & partners is one of the most awarded agencies in Northern Europe and for 4 consecutive years hasan & partners has been voted the #1 advertising agency in Finland. Eka is an experienced jury member in creative award shows around the world. In 2017, for example, he sits in LIA Awards and One Show juries.