Satu Koskinen

Satu Koskinen

Boardman partner, Chairman of the Board of Boardman Ljt, Member of the Board

Satu Koskinen

Professional history and board experience

M. Sc. Econ, HHJ (Approved Board Member) Satu Koskinen has over twenty years of experience in retail and service business management. She has worked as Division President, Department Store Director, Head of Human Resources and as Rector and CEO of S Group’s Jollas Institute. He has also served on the boards of several companies and associations and as a member of various development and business idea groups. He has also worked at the Oxford Institute of Retail Management at the University of Oxford as a researcher and member of the Advisory Board.

Satu holds a PhD from the University of Jyväskylä School of Business, majoring in Management. Her doctoral research focused on the practices between the CEO and the Chairman of the Board, the development of trust and the process leading to the CEO’s dismissal. Currently, Satu is an entrepreneur and board member of Boardcoach Oy, the company she founded.

Activities in Boardman

  • Boardman Board member 2023-
  • Member of LJT’s OHJ Researcher Forum
  • Board member and Chairman of the Board, Management Reasearch Network (LJT)
  • Author of the Boardman book “Vuorovaikutus hallitustyön ytimessä” (2020)
  • Member of the Alumnus Network, Digitalisation Forum and Ownership Competence Forum
  • Boardman Advisors Mentor


  • Retail and services business
  • Management of training organisations
  • Developing collaboration between board and management
  • Leadership and skills development
  • Chain and network management
  • Research and practice cooperation