Pirkko worked at Good Deed Foundation as a Portfolio Manager in year 2014. Since 2015 Pirkko is the CEO and driving force behind launching the first incubator for social start-ups in Estonia and later the Good Deed Impact Fund and the Good Deed Education Fund that scale impactful solutions.
Previous to joining the team she was engaged with Good Deed Foundation for 10 years as a pro bono expert, advising both Good Deed Foundation’s strategy process, building portfolio management function and advising portfolio organizations in their strategic projects. Her professional experience includes 5 years in the leading regional retail and corporate bank – Swedbank, where she was responsible for leadership development for the banking group in the Baltics. Before that she worked in KPMG Estonia as a management consultant – advising Estonian companies in both general and customer strategies.
CEO at Heateo Sihtasutus & Good Deed Foundation
Leader supporting the launch and scaling of high-impact initiatives
We work on two fronts: supporting social entrepreneurs and growing the community of philanthropists and impact investors. My motivation comes from seeing the results of this work in real life. How the entrepreneurs bring their ideas to life and then scale their solutions to impact the daily lives of people around us. Hearing a story how an anti-bullying program is solving critical cases in a school, how a coding program is motivating youngsters to learn new skills and dream bigger.