Pekka Ala-Pietilä, Chair


Born 1957, Finnish citizen

Independent of the Company and significant shareholders

Starting date: April 24, 2012

Board committees: Member of the Human Resources Committee

Main occupation: Miscellaneous positions of trust

Education: M.Sc. (Econ); D.Sc. (Econ) h.c. and D.Sc. (Tech) h.c.

Primary working experience:

Blyk Services Ltd., Co-founder and CEO (2006–2011);

Nokia Corporation, several different roles (1984– 2005), last positions as President (1999–2005), Member of the Group Executive Board (1992–2005) and Nokia Mobile Phones, President (1992–1998)

Key positions of trust: 

Sanoma Corporation, Chairman of the Board (2016–) and Board member (2014–2016);

HERE Technologies, Chairman of the Supervisory Board (2021–);

Climate Leadership Coalition, Board member (2021–); 

SAP SE, Supervisory Board member (2002–2021);

European Commission High-Level Expert Group on Artificial Intelligence, Chair (2018–2020);

Finland’s Artificial Intelligence Programme, Chair (2017–2019);

Netcompany A/S, Chairman of the Board (2017–2019);

Pöyry PLC, Board member (2006–2017);

Solidium Oy, Chairman of the Board (2011–2015)