ABB – KY Alumni Story: Karoliina Pollari, Head of Talent Acquisition and Talent Advancement HUB

Hi there!

My name is Karoliina Pollari and I am currently working as a Head of Talent Acquisition and Talent
Advancement HUB for European countries in HR at ABB. I have graduated from Helsingin
Kauppakorkeakoulu, which is nowadays called Aalto University.

Career at ABB

I was headhunted to ABB one year ago. Before ABB, I have worked in other companies like Nokia and Telia
in various tax, finance, and HR positions. In my current role as a hub lead, I’m supporting our teams to
attract and acquire the best talents to ABB both from external and internal markets.

At ABB, our values are the cornerstone of our culture – and our values can be seen in action every day. I
appreciate my caring, kind, polite, respectful, and intelligent colleagues from around the world. I find ABB a
lovely mixture of super cool modern things and well-cherished traditions that are making us as employees
feel privileged. Additionally, our business is fulfilling my purpose, as with our products and innovations, we
can make the world a better place to live. Besides that, I love my work as I can use my entire palette of
competencies and skills as having relatively free hands to design my work and how I want to lead the team.

Greetings to students

I find ABB a great employer, and I would recommend working at ABB. ABB is a truly international company,
where you can work with so many different businesses. In Finland, there are not many other companies as
big and global as ABB is. In addition, ABB is already a different company as it was one year ago when I
started my career at ABB. Furthermore, we have been recently selected as among the top employers in
many countries worldwide and of course in Finland too. Go and check our postings on Linkedin, Twitter, or
Instagram to learn more about our cool business!

About ABB

ABB is a leading global technology company that energizes the transformation of society and industry to
achieve a more productive, sustainable future. By connecting software to its electrification, robotics,
automation and motion portfolio, ABB pushes the boundaries of technology to drive performance to new
levels. With a history of excellence stretching back more than 130 years, ABB’s success is driven by about
110,000 talented employees in over 100 countries. Discover our career opportunities for students: