Tuomo Lähdesmäki

Tuomo Lähdesmäki

Boardman partner

Tuomo Lähdesmäki

Professional history and Board Experience

M.Sc. in Engineering (1984) and MBA (INSEAD, 1990), SEP (Stanford, 2000) Tuomo Lähdesmäki has worked for 35 years in executive and board positions in international technology, pharmaceutical and healthcare, capital and real estate investment, and branded goods companies.

Lähdesmäki has served on the boards of over 40 companies (including 13 publicly traded companies) as well as their group and associated companies. Additionally, he has worked in leadership positions in various business organizations and non-profit entities, including serving as a board member of the Association of Finnish Foundations from 2005-2021, where he was chairman from 2012-2021.


Activities in Boardman

  • Founding Partner of Boardman Ltd.
  • Member of the Boardman´s Board of Directors, 2002-2005 and 2013-2015
  • Chairman of the Alumnus Network, 2014-2016
  • Publications: Johdon palkitseminen (‘Management compensation’, 2011), Hallitustyön arviointi (’Evaluation of board work’, 2004), Hallitus – Omistajan asialla, johdon tukena (’Board – Presenting the owners, supporting the management’, 2002)


  • Strategic and operational management, board work, and owner and investor relations for companies operating in global markets
  • Structures and processes related to the ownership, strategic, and operational management of public and private companies
  • Owner, investor, financier, and community relations, mergers and acquisitions, and collaboration arrangements for public and private companies
  • Technology, pharmaceutical and health technology, capital and real estate investment, service, and branded goods companies
  • Business-to-Business (B-to-B) and consumer (B-to-C) marketing and sales Research and development, production operations, and digitalization
  • Management and asset management of non-profit organizations, foundations, and other third-sector entities