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Milla Bruneau appointed as Senior Partner of Johto Advisors


Milla Bruneau has been invited to join as a Senior Partner of the executive search company Johto Advisors. She will start her duties on April 2, 2024. With 25 years of diverse experience in international leadership roles primarily in the private sector, but also in the public sector.

Bruneau has led international and domestic television and film production companies for 20 years. Additionally, she has served i.e. as the CEO of the Sustainable Lahti Foundation. Together with 300 local, national, and international partners, the foundation was responsible for the implementation of Lahti’s European Green Capital Year 2021. Since 2013, Bruneau has held prominent positions in local and national politics, including as a municipal decision-maker and in various political positions, but will temporarily step back from these roles due to her new job commitments. She has extensive experience serving on the boards of various organizations, either as chairman or as a member.

Johto Advisors specializes in executive search for board members and management, as well as leadership assessment. Its partners are among the most experienced professionals in their field and have conducted over 1200 executive searches and over 2800 leadership assessments in Finland and internationally. The company is a member of the prestigious international Agilium Executive Search Group, serving its clients in executive search assignments across 30 countries.

Johto Advisors has an ambitious growth strategy to triple its revenue in the coming years. “We are extremely pleased to welcome Milla as our Senior Partner, bringing with her a broad network and international leadership experience. Her diverse leadership experience, track record of driving growth and managing change, and extensive stakeholder network convinced us. Carefully selected partners are key to our growth,” says Johto Advisors Managing Partner Jaana Pollari. “We expect to share more partner news after the summer,” she adds.

“I am thrilled about the next step in my career and am grateful to the partners of Johto Advisors for their trust in me. Advising executive teams and boards of directors in leadership searches and thereby contributing to business development are part of my expertise and a core interest of mine,” Bruneau comments on the threshold of her new role.

“Johto Advisors’ partners are experts in executive search at the top level in Finland, and I cannot wait for the upcoming collaboration and the company’s further development into an even more significant player both in Finland and internationally. I am particularly motivated by strategic advisory in executive search, responding to the ever-changing needs of companies, and mentoring the new generation of leaders in their careers,” Bruneau continues.

Jaana Pollari

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