Respect for the elderly and caring about people on the whole is a core value in The Philippines. Those are the values and attitude Maritel Kurittu, the company’s founder and our nurse-in-charge, has brought to Koti-Medi’s care-giving to guarantee the best possible service for our customers.
The rest of our team consists of our other care managers and over 60 personal assistants, child attendants, caregivers, practical nurses and nurses in our dedicated and compassionate staff.
B.Sc. (Economics) Managing Director
Tuomas Kurittu (born 1954) has a Bc.S degree from Helsinki School of Economics 1978 (Aalto University today) and has been a self employed entrepreneur since 1982. Tuomas co-founded one of Europe’s first self storage companies Espoon Minivarasto Oy in 1993 and built it to a chain of eight sites in Finland and Sweden and worked in London 2001-2003 as a contractor with Steel Storage Ltd. the biggest European suppliers to self storage building industry. Since Tuomas’ self storage business in Helsinki required more and more of his presence in Finland Tuomas and Maritel moved back to Finland in 2007. That is when Maritel founded Koti-Medi Oy (Home-Medi Inc.) to realize her life long dream to have a home nursing company of her own. After successfully selling his self storage company (trade sale to Pelican Self Storage, 2009) Tuomas left 2010 to take a 50% stake in Koti-Medi Oy and became the managing director of the company which was already showing great promise. After Tuomas applied his more than 28 years of entrepreneur experience and provided financial backing Koti-Medi Oy’s growth has been impressive. Tuomas is a typical serial entrepreneur who has founded several businesses during his career. His style is to start a business from scratch, grow it big enough and then sell it either to investors or as a trade sale to bigger operators in the same line of business.
Chairman of the Board, Nurse-In-Charge
Maritel Kurittu (born 1968) moved to Finland from The Philippines in the early nineties. She received a college degree in education from Philippine Normal College in Manila and worked there as an English teacher, in spite of her desire to study nursing never having the opportunity to do so. After her move to Finland she enrolled in Omnia nursing college in Espoo 1994 and graduated 1998. She did her final thesis on home care for which she has always held a passion. After Maritel worked in hospitals in Finland Maritel and Tuomas moved to London where she continued to work in local hospitals and took a part-time job in a home nursing company taking care of patients in several locations all over South-East England.
Office manager, practical nurse.
Saija (born 1972) handles our invoicing, payroll and other administrative matters assisting Tuomas and also does field work with our customers whenever possible. Saija has graduated as practical nurse at Helsinki Diakonia College 1996. She has worked for the City of Helsinki Social and Healthcare Office 1997-2006. From there she moved on to office duties, in which capacity she has worked the past ten years. At the moment she is studying in college for her business management degree alongside with her day work.