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. 

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.