Advisory board

Atte Jääskeläinen
Professor of Practice

Atte Jääskeläinen is one of the leading figures in the Finnish media. He was formerly the Editor-in-Chief and Director of News and Current Affairs of the Finnish Broadcasting Company Yle, CEO of the Finnish News Agency STT, and Economic/Politics Editor at Helsingin Sanomat. In addition to his position at LUT, he is currently a senior visiting fellow at the London School of Economics and Political Science. In the academic year 2017-2018, he was a visiting fellow at the Reuters Institute of the University of Oxford. He consults for and coaches European media managers and co-authors EBU's annual News Report.

Pertti Korhonen
Corporate Governance Professional

Pertti Korhonen is Chairman of the Board of the mobile telecommuncations company DNA. He worked a long career at Nokia and was the CEO of Outotec from 2010 to 2016. At Nokia, he took on a number of leadership roles over a 20-year period and served on the management board for several years. In 2006, he became the CEO of Electrobit, and in 2009 he moved on to Outotec. He now chairs the board of Business Finland.

Risto Siilasmaa
Chairman of the Board of Nokia

Risto Siilasmaa has served as Chairman of Nokia's board since 2012. He is the founder, former CEO and current chairman of the board of the data security company F-Secure. He is also an angel investor and has invested in a number of Finnish growth companies.

Päivi Leiwo
Chair of the Board of Oilon

Päivi Leiwo has served as the full-time Chair of the Board of Oilon since 2009. Prior to that, she had worked as a lawyer for the company since 1989. Leiwo is also Vice Chair of the Finland Chamber of Commerce and a board member of the Finnish Family Firms Association.

Harri Kerminen
Vuorineuvos (Finnish honorary title)

Harri Kerminen is a respected business leader and holds the honorary title of vuorineuvos. Kerminen's long career with Kemira included chairing the management team and, most recently, serving as the company's CEO. Kerminen has also been a director at SK Capital Partners and a board member of various pharmaceutical and chemical industry companies, Finnair, and Tikkurila.

Kirsi Sormunen
Corporate Governance Professional

Kirsi Sormunen is a member of the boards of the VR Group, DNA, Sitra, and Unicef Finland. She previously served on the board of Neste. Her career at Nokia spanned two decades and included a number of management positions. She specialises in sustainable business options and corporate responsibility, and she was in charge of the Nokia Bridge Programme.

Ari Rahkonen
CEO of MultiTaction

Ari Rahkonen is the CEO of MultiTaction and Executive Headhunter for the InHunt Group. He was previvously the CEO of Microsoft Finland and chaired the board of software house Innofactor. He has over 20 years of experience in the ICT sector.

Mika Anttonen
Chairman of the Board for St1

Mika Anttonen founded the energy company St1 in 1995 and is its majority stockholder and board chairman. Anttonen also owns the Sport Institute of Finland and an important patron of Finnish sports. 

Jyrki Talvitie
Member of the management board of Magnit

Jyrki Talvitie is a member of the management board of the major Russian retailer Magnit. He was previously a director at the Russian bank Sberbank and was a board member of Fortum. He currently serves also on the board of Georgia Capital.

Ari Korhonen
Angel investor and growth business investor

Ari Korhonen is an entrepreneur, business angel, growth business investor and stakeholder in a number of technology companies. He is the director and founder of the Lagoon Capital investment company. He has invested in roughly 40 companies, six of which have already been sold, including Severa and Paytrail. He is a co-founder of the Finnish Business Angels Network FiBAN and an LUT alumnus.

Juha Laaksonen
An experienced corporate manager and board member

Juha Laaksonen built a career in Neste and Fortum, and he was most recently Fortum's CFO. Laaksonen is currently Chairman of the Board of Technopolis and the Alfred Kordelin Foundation and a board member of Taaleri. He has previously also been a board member of Kemira, Neste Oil and Sponda.

Juha Rantanen
vuorineuvos (Finnish honorary title).

Rantanen is currently Chairman of the Board of Gasum and Teknikum, and a board member of the Messukeskus Helsinki Expo and Convention Centre. He has worked as the CEO of e.g. Borealis, Ahlström and Outokumpu. He was Chairman of the Board of the Confederation of Finnish Industries from 2003 to 2004.