Outi Mäkinen


Meet our Chief Technology Officer and co-founder Outi Mäkinen!

Outi is a plant food scientist with broad experience from academia and the food industry. Outi has always desired to create tastier, more nutritious and sustainable foods of the future. This aspiration was in fact the driver behind the umami journey.

This autumn, Outi has been busy setting up the Nordic Umami Company pilot factory, and lab. The lab is painted midnight blue and decorated with fish wallpaper - because Outi believes that labs don't always have to look bland! And neither do workers at the lab: Outi's lab coat is nothing less than a vintage Vuokko, purple in colour.

Find Outi in LinkedIn.