Hello! Pleased to meet you!

Behind the scenes, Nordic Umami Company is led by a team of plant-based food enthusiasts with a mission to change the world more sustainable, bite by bite.

The company was founded in January 2021 by Outi Mäkinen, Reetta Kivelä and Tytti-Lotta Ojala, to explore the possibilities of building more sustainable food products. Today, the company is led by our CEO Kaisa, and run by a team of six. We're looking for new talents and partners to join the journey towards a fully sustainable food system.

Get to know some of us:

Outi Mäkinen, CTO,

is an accomplished food scientist with a background in plant-based foods. She feeds her curiosity by finding new ingredients that make incredible tastes.

Kaisa Karhunen, CEO,

focuses on actualising the company's strategy and enable growth. Kaisa plays a crucial role in enabling building a full scale pilot plant and build solid foundation for our global success. 

Mikko Vasamo, COO,

is a supply chain guru. Mikko is responsible for designing and building our new pilot production line and scaling our entire supply chain to the next level.


If you're interested in working with us, please send a note! We're not currently hiring, but we're always interested in meeting new inspiring people.