Anne Stenros

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PhD, Technology, Aalto University
MS, Architecture, University of California, Berkeley


Anne Stenros is an architect with SAFA and a thought leader on strategic design, creative leadership, and strategic foresight. She has acted as a managing director of Design Forum Finland, executive director of Hong Kong Design Centre, and a design director with global responsibility at KONE Corporation, a leading elevator and escalator company.

From 2016 to 2018, she was appointed the first chief design officer of Helsinki, Finland. Currently, she is acting as an independent design strategist and senior advisor. She is familiar with global creative leadership, design strategy and innovation, business transformation, and future foresight.

She has conducted projects, lectured, and consulted for numerous companies and organizations throughout Europe, Asia, and North America.