Eka is one of the most awarded Finnish creative directors – both on the national and international level. His work has been awarded in all the major award shows including Cannes Lions, Clio Awards, The One Show, The Effie’s and The Golden Drum. He is also a frequent jury member and speaker in the industry events around the world. In 2015 Ruola was awarded with The Internationalist’s Agency Innovator Award in New York.
Eka is known for his long tenure at the helm of hasan & partners group, a 30-year-old creative powerhouse in the Nordics. He left the agency in 2020 and bought the majority share of a Finnish hybrid agency Nitro Group and is returning to the creative business arena in April 2021. During last year Eka has been writing his first marketing book, The New 4 P’s of Marketing, which is published by Alma Talent also in April 2021.