Boardman event for International Executives: How to get a board position in Finland?

Boardman event for International Executives: How to get a board position in Finland?

Boardman is organizing an exclusive live event for international executives “How to get a board position in Finland?” 6.2.2024.

This event is designed to provide participants real-life examples of accessing Finnish boards, advice from board member recruiters, and insights from their experiences in recruiting international board members.

Agenda includes interactive discussions and networking opportunities. We highly encourage all participants to actively join the discussion and share their valuable experiences.

The event is filled with networking opportunities, insightful discussions and inspiration! Due to limited capacity, the event is invitation-only.

Speakers at the event will include

André Noël Chaker – Chairman of the Board at MySpeaker

Theme at the event. Chaker gives a keynote speech, where he will share his personal journey in Finnish boards and delve into the discussion of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) within Finnish board environments.

About. Chaker is one of Finland’s leading business speakers and writers. His background in law, business, technology and communications have given him an important platform to contribute to many international forums and conferences. Over the past ten years André has spoken at over 1000 business events around the world. During the same period, he has advised most of the top 100 Finnish companies on issues relating to communications, growth and strategy.

 

Päivi Jokinen – Founding Partner at Avant Advisors

Theme at the event. Jokinen will moderate a panel discussion as a board member recruiter. She has invited experienced board members to join the panel to discuss their views on the value and practical considerations regarding international talent on boards. Furthermore, she will offer valuable advice drawing from her expertise as a headhunter.

About. Jokinen is an international business executive and experienced board member whose passion for diversity, equity and inclusion has driven her to become an entrepreneur. After having led key account sales, marketing, strategy and innovation functions in large corporations, global consumer board business at Stora Enso and served on the boards of two stock-listed companies, she now works as the managing partner of an executive search and leadership consultancy, which helps modern, responsible companies attract and retain the right talent and to create high performing leadership teams with an inclusive leadership culture.

 

Keith Silverang – Board Member at YIT Plc, and Granlund

Theme at the event. Participates as one of the speakers in the panel discussion moderated by Päivi Jokinen.

About. Silverang came to Finland in 1986 to study at the Helsinki School of Economics. After getting his MBA, he spent 5 years working for the Hackman Group before setting up his own internationalization consultancy, which was eventually acquired by AAC Global. There, he spent 5 years as COO before joining Technopolis Plc. In 2008, Keith became CEO of Technopolis, becoming the first foreign CEO on the Helsinki NASDAQ Stock Exchange. He led Technopolis for 11 years until 2019 when the company was acquired and de-listed. Since then Keith has concentrated mainly on being a board professional. He currently serves on the boards of Granlund Oy and YIT Plc.

 

Elina Engman – Executive Vice President at Caverion, Chairman of the Board at Gasum

Theme at the event. Participates as one of the speakers in the panel discussion moderated by Päivi Jokinen.

About. Engman is internationally experienced professional in infra, industry and energy market with solid background working in multi- cultural environments in various industries. She works as an Executive Vice President at Caverion and serves as a Chairman of the Board at Gasum Oy, and as a Board Member at Versowood Oy and Palvelualojen työnantajat PALTA ry. In addition, she is a Member of Supervisory Board at Ilmarinen Mutual Pension Insurance Company.

 

Marko Kauppi – Founding Partner at Tenendum Oy and SPV Investments Oy

Theme at the event. Participates as one of the speakers in the panel discussion moderated by Päivi Jokinen.

About. Kauppi is a co-owner in several companies. He is an enthusiastic business strategist and stakeholder value creator. He has a professional background in investment banking and financial services, and has been a full-time board member or chairman in several boards in both listed and unlisted companies for the last fifteen years. In these positions, he has often had the main responsibility for building the companies’ boards.

 

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Karoliina Kuhalampi

karoliina.kuhalampi@boardman.fi

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