Marja Saarentaus

Senior Consultant
M.Sc.Industrial Engineering

+358 (0) 40 525 5941


Over 20 years of experience from change programs, planning change initiatives, organizing and leading change programs and doing practical change work hands-on in stock exchange listed companies, in B-to-B environment. I am fluent with business transformation, digitalization and operation model related change initiatives, business process improvement/harmonization and new business development related changes. I have strong project and program oriented background and worked in development, implementation and outsourcing programs with the change grip.

I have experience from Industrial machinery and automation and related services, Information Technology, SW Development, Healthcare and Energy, Telecommunication, Mass production electronics, Education and education research.

Outside working hours I focus on my family, latin dances, horseback riding, badminton and books around psychology.


Foremost, change management is teamwork for me. I am curious, interested in all new and the people themselves. I believe in practical work towards the targets, and the ability to make success out of hard, intense and target oriented work.

Working with extremely experienced change management competent colleagues of mine, ensures I have the latest knowledge and proven change management experience just in the hand reach away. It does not only make me confident of the high quality but also guarantees we in CCEA can provide the best customer change experience.


My key areas of expertise are

  • Planning and executing operational model driven change initiatives
  • Change management understanding and leading in large transformation program context
  • Transfer strategy into structured and concrete actions
  • Building business sponsorship
  • Stakeholder engagement, line management empowerment
  • Planning and implementing training programs
  • Coaching approach to communication, continuous dialogue facilitation with adaptive planning according to need
  • Coaching people to build relevant capabilities to reach targets
  • Fluent presenter, good at team motivation


  • Certified Business Coach®, BCI Business Coaching Institute, 2019
  • Change Management Foundation and Practitioner certification, APMG International 2016
  • People Centered Implementation, Changefirst® 2009