Hanna Huitu, 41, Master of Political Sciences and Master of Fine Arts, has been appointed CEO of Galerie Anhava. She has worked at Galerie Anhava since 2003 as a coordinator and assistant director and has served in various expert capacities in the arts.
During the past three years, Hanna Huitu has worked alongside Ilona Anhava, the founder of Galerie Anhava and its previous CEO, in planning the programme and strategy of the gallery, being responsible for contacts with artists, financial administration and international art-fair and development projects.
“My new role as CEO feels inspiring and challenging at the same time. A solid and interesting programme of exhibitions is, of course, at the core of our activities. Alongside it, our main tasks consist of international projects, serving artists and clientele and the marketing of art. As CEO, I also want to work to help new audiences and generations of art collectors discover Galerie Anhava and our fine artists”, Huitu describes her aims.
Ilona Anhava, who founded the gallery in 1991, is retiring and moving on from her position as CEO to serve in an advisory capacity. Anhava will still be on the board of the gallery and serve as its senior advisor.
“I have worked with Hanna for well over a decade and I’ve come to know her not only as someone who is widely read, but also as a highly reliable and conscientious person with intuition. We hold similar views of the values of the gallery, its procedures and mission and the future that we want it to have. Furthermore, Hanna may also be slightly more diplomatic than me, which might not necessarily be a disadvantage. I am very grateful that she has chosen to accept this challenge”, says Anhava.