Previous Internships at Financial Times


The Board awarded the 2005 Financial Times Internship to Maria Silander of Turun Sanomat. Ms. Silander, (born 1975), is a financial editor at Turun Sanomat, the third largest daily newspaper in Finland. She holds university degrees in both international business and journalism and has done both print and video work for the TS-Group since 2002. Prior to her present position she has written for both Kauppalehti and Helsingin Sanomat.


The Board of the Saara and Björn Wahlroos Foundation awarded the 2004 Financial Times Internship to Katja Boxberg. Ms. Boxberg, (born 1967), is Reporter and Baltic Correspondent at Kauppalehti, the leading business daily in Finland. She spent six months at Financial Times. Prior to her present position she worked as a Correspondent in Brussels, Moscow and Stockholm for Kauppalehti and as a Staff Reporter at Startel. She has previously published a biography of former Finnish Prime Minister Paavo Lipponen.


The Board of the Saara and Björn Wahlroos Foundation awarded the 2003 Financial Times Internship to Annukka Oksanen. Ms. Oksanen, (born 1965), was Assistant Editor of the Business and Economics section of the leading daily newspaper in Finland, Helsingin Sanomat. She spent six months working on three separate editorial departments of the FT. Prior to taking on the job of Assistant Editor she worked as editor and European affairs correspondent for Helsingin Sanomat in Brussels.