Johanna Suo

Johanna Suo

Johanna Suo Kouzmine-Karavaïeff is the managing director of ifa laboratory, focuses on Cultural strategy, Culture in external relations and cooperation, transfer of skills & perspectives from creative sectors to business sectors, creative economy development and innovation. She has twenty years of experience from culture and creative industries.

You can find more about her profile on LinkedIn.

Since autumn 2019 she has contributed to the European Commission, DG Grow as an expert on how creative industries can help other industry and sectors innovate.

In January 2020 she co-founded Artisans of Innovation (AOI), where she is Principal Consultant in Culture and Creative. Here you can find her recent article ‘The Role & Value of Culture & Creative Industries During the Covid-19 Pandemic’.

Here you can also find a 12 page report of a AOI Webinar for European Association of Development Agencies about cross sector collaboration.

Johanna currently writes a research article “creative professionals impact on organisational change”, together with with Zeldah Schrama, Corporate Innovation Specialist, and Khawar Hameed, Visiting professor at Birmingham University & Strategy Consultant.

Johanna also develops a pilot project on strategic placement of creative professionals in companies to stimulate diversified thinking and human-driven innovation.

She has also created corporate and education programmes for the private art collection Galila’s Passion Obsession Collection in Brussels.

Johanna oversees and develops the work with ifa laboratory; for example workshops, trainings, team-buildings. She can also deliver presentations and key note speeches.