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Aki Temiseva

CHIEF MARKETING & DEVELOPMENT OFFICER

"My childhood dream was to become a sea captain, until I realized I’d be lonely at sea."

Three words that best describe him

ambitious, fun, outgoing

What’s his role and connection to the cause?

A global citizen and world traveller, Aki has lived in Africa, Finland and the U.K., among other locales. He's immersed himself in different cultures and jobs involved in helping children reach their full potential.

At Children Believe, Aki leads domestic marketing, fund development, branding, communications and public relations.

The 15-year veteran of senior roles in the non-profit sector has experience at World Vision, ChildFund International and Right to Play, among other organizations.

At Children Believe, Aki leads domestic marketing, fund development, branding, communications and public relations.

What academic work set him up for success?

The interim chief development officer earned his masters of science in international marketing from Finland’s Aalto University.

Interesting tidbit

Fluent in three languages — Finnish, English and Swedish — after spending time around the world, Aki loves Toronto where he can enjoy a good game of hockey and time wandering the city with his family.