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Pekka Ala-Pietilä

Chairman of the Board of Directors, Huhtamäki Oyj, Espoo, Finland

Member of the following Supervisory Board Committees: General and Compensation Committee, Nomination Committee, People and Organization Committee

Pekka Ala-Pietilä was CEO and co-founder of Blyk Ltd., a mobile media company. Prior to that, he spent over 20 years in Nokia senior management: from 1992 to 1998 as President of Nokia Mobile Phones, and most recently, from 1999 through 2005, as President of Nokia Corporation and Head of Customer Market Operations. Pekka Ala-Pietilä currently serves on the SAP Supervisory Board, and from 2011 until 2015 he was the chairman of the Board of Solidium Oy, a state-owned Finnish holding company that is a major shareholder in 12 listed companies. He currently serves also as Chairman of the Board of Huhtamaki Oyj, a global packaging company. He is an honorary member of Ornamo, the Finnish Association of Designers. Pekka Ala-Pietilä read economics at the Helsinki School of Economics and Business Administration. He holds an honorary doctorate of Technology from Tampere and an honorary doctorate of Science from Helsinki. He is also a first class knight of the Order of the White Rose of Finland.

Other board memberships:

  • Chairman of the Board of Directors of Huhtamäki Oyj, Espoo, Finland (listed company)
  • Chairman of the Board of Directors, Sanoma Corporation, Helsinki, Finland (listed company)    
  • Chairman of the Board of Directors, Netcompany A/S, Copenhagen, Denmark (until June 2019) (listed company)
  • Board of Directors of Faux Oy, Helsinki, Finland
  • Board of Directors of Suomalaisen Yhteiskoulun Osakeyhtiö, Helsinki, Finland
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