Marika Alakare


Marika Alakare, based in Helsinki, has been working for Mercuri Urval since August 2016. She focuses on building long-term business relationships in order for her clients and candidates alike to receive the best service and opportunities possible. At Mercuri Urval Marika utilises her experience in Recruitment and Talent Management and aims to further strengthen her expertise in Executive Search.

Prior to joining Mercuri Urval Marika has gained international experience within recruitment (in-house and agency), learning & development, HR, and assessments within various sectors. Having worked in the UK, Finland, United Arab Emirates and Australia she is familiar with diverse and cross-cultural global working environments.

Marika is familiar with various assessment tools and methods and possesses certifications in psychometric Occupational Testing (e.g. Hogan, Talent Q).

Marika holds BSc (Psychology) and MSc (Occupational Psychology) degrees from two universities in London, UK. Having been living abroad for 13 years she speaks fluent English.