Professional history and board experience
I have a M. Sc. Degree in Engineering from the Helsinki University of Technology (nowadays Aalto University), where I studied energy economy and industrial engineering. Throughout my career, 30 years, I have focused in customer development, branding, digitalisation and marketing within the theme of “From industrial engineering towards customer economy”. I have worked in several industries, first in the in the energy industry at Fortum, to the bank Aktio and media company A-lehdet to the finance industry. My most recent day job has been eight years in the service of Taaleri (formerly Taaleritehdas) building it from a five-person team to a two-hundred people exchange-listed finance company.
Nowadays I work as a board professional, mentor and customer economy professional in strategy project and blogger. I am currently a board member in Digitalist Group, Reflector and Crowst. I acquired some very interesting experience in Sweden while serving as a board member for Nordnet Ab, as the owning family wanted to remove it from the stock exchange.
Activities in Boardman
- Boardman Alumnus Network ja Alumnus Network Board Member, 2014
- Management Reasearch Network
- Chair of Customer Economy Forum
My expertise is developing customer-centric companies: turning companies towards customer-centricity and how to think and develop the operations from the outside, how build the culture and brand in a customer-friendly way. Digitalisation has been a part of all of this since the new millenia. My focus is more and more in management: what does managing a customer-centric company mean? What must change within the leadership and the infrastructure of the company, so that renewal can be possible? Is the whole chain of command from the owners and board to the CEO behind the shared agenda?
“A company can achieve only what its’ leaders can imagine. Why not imagine more?”