Business Fellows

EVA Business Fellows

EVA Business Fellows is a Programme for prominent business leaders who are from 30 to 40 years of age. In addition, a few representatives of politics, science and art are also invited to join the programme each year.

The aim is to contribute to participants’ understanding of the world as it is today, even beyond their – or their companies’ – daily sphere of action. At the same time the programme offers the participants a chance to meet not only each other but also some of the most influential Finnish and international business leaders, academics and politicians.

The participants are invited to a 3-day long seminar and other shorter meetings during the one-year-long programme.

 

Who have participated in EVA Business Fellows Programme?

 

Participants 2015:

Kari Aalto, Business Unit President, Pöyry Regional Operations, Finland South, Pöyry

Tomas Biström, Director, Corporate Responsibility, Kemira

Hanna Haikonen, ICT Service Manager, Head of Project and Testing Services, Varma Mutual Pension Insurance co.

Johanna Henttonen, SVP, Investor Relations, Outokumpu

Tuomas Hyyryläinen, SVP, Strategy and New Ventures, Neste

Tuomas Jäntti, Director, Elo

Juuso Jääskeläinen, Associate Principal, McKinsey

Eva Kaukinen, VP, Finance and Accounting Services, Kesko

Juuso Konttinen, VP, Biochemicals, UPM

Hannu Koskenranta, Senior Legal Counsel, Wärtsilä

Emilia Kullas, Managing Editor, Talouselämä

Kai Mykkänen, Member of Parliament, the National Coalition Party, Kokoomus

Roland Möller, Head of Sales and Client Service, Finland, If P&C Insurance

Elina Niemelä, Head of Spare Parts, Outotec

Mari K. Niemi, Senior Researcher, the University of Turku, the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow

Annika Paasikivi, COO, Oras Invest

Nasima Razmyar, Member of Parliament, the Finnish Social Democratic Party, SDP

Annika Saarikko, Member of Parliament, the Centre Party, Keskusta

Susanne Skippari, Head of HR, New Equipment Business, KONE

Kai Taka-aho, Director, Online, Nelonen Media, Sanoma Media Finland Ltd

Petri Tervonen, VP, Head of Brand & Category Management, Fazer

Juha Toivari, Head of Products & Applications, Nordea

Tommi Uitto, SVP, Global Sales, Mobile Broadband, Nokia Networks

Hanna Äijälä, CEO, Pivo Wallet Ltd, OP

Veli-Pekka Ääri, Director, S Group

Participants 2014:

Minna Aila, SVP, Marketing, Communications and Corporate Responsibility, Outotec
Teemu Alahuhta, Partner, DevCo Partners
Heikki Haasmaa,CEO, KONE Hissit Ltd
Mari Haavisto, Political correspondent, MTV
Kaisa Hietala, EVP, Renewable Products, Neste Oil
Jussi Hiltunen, Associate Principal, McKinsey
Pia Huhdanmäki, Director of HR, Sanoma Media Finland
Marko Janhunen, VP, Stakeholder Relations, UPM Biorefining
Janne Kaisto, Head of Retail Planning & Control, Nordea
Ilari Kallio, VP, R&D 4 Stroke, Ship Power, Wärtsilä
Miikka Kinnunen, Director, Investor Relations, Konecranes
Timo Kokkila, Director, Investor Relations, Pontos
Timo Laakso, SVP, Project Development, Pöyry
Arttu Laine, EVP, S Group
Antti Matula, Director, Marketing & Product Lines, Kemira
Antti Meriläinen, Director, Rautakesko
Pasi Pölönen, SVP, Product & Service Development; Digital Transformation Leader, OP-Pohjola
Jani Reilimo, Operations Director, Paulig
Sari Saari, Director, Operations, Fazer
Janne Sorainen, Chief Actuary, Mandatum Life
Saara Tahvanainen, EVP, Marketing & Communications, Outokumpu
Sampo Terho, MEP, the Finns Party, Perussuomalaiset
Riikka Tieaho, VP, Corporate Legal, Nokia
Ilkka Tomperi, Director, Investor Relations, Varma
Taru Tujunen, CEO, Ellun Kanat
Jussi Vatanen, Business Unit Director, Componenta
Sami Ärilä, SVP, Human Resources, Ruukki

Participants 2013:

Jani Eloranta, Head of Segment, Corporate, Nordea
Esko Harila, CFO, Fortaco Group
Kristian Helanne, Director, Café Business, Fazer
Risto Helle, Director, Trolley & Components production, Konecranes
Lari Hämäläinen, Principal, McKinsey & Co
Sami Jormalainen, Senior VP, Strategy Development, OP-Pohjola
Esa Jäntti, Head of Sales Channel Conquest, If P&C Insurance
Pia Kantola, VP, Customer Logistics, Nokia
Henri Korpi, VP, Consumer Subscription Business
Mika Koskinen, EVP, Magement Board Member, Valio
Markus Laine, Director, Real Estate Transactions and Investors, SRV
Karla Lindahl, Director, Investor Relations and Financial Communications, KONE
Nora Malin, Director of Communications, Stockmann
Elisa Markula, CEO, Coffee Division, Paulig
Magnus Miemois, VP, Solutions, Ship Power, Wärtsilä
Tytti Peltonen, Director, Corporate Affairs, Metsä Group
Panu Pokkinen, Director, YLE Sport
Lea Rankinen, SVP, Sustainability and CSR, S Group
Jaakko Rautavuori, VP, Business Control, Outokumpu
Jonna Ryhänen, Director, Securities, Tapiola Mutual Pension Company
Jennie Stenbom, Corporate HR Manager, Kesko
Oras Tynkkynen, Member of Parliament, the Greens, Vihreät

Osallistujat 2012:

Arno Ahosniemi, Editor-in-Chief, Kauppalahti
Christian Fogelholm, Partner, Borenius
Antti Heikkinen, CEO, S-Voima
Markus Hellström, Business Development Director, Fazer Leipomot Ltd
Roger Holm, VP, Wärtsilä Seals & Bearings
Teemu Jylhä, New Equipment Business Director, KONE Finland & Baltics
Pia Kåll, Associate Principal, McKinsey & Company
Ulla Leppä, Publisher, Comics and Books and Digital Publishing, Sanoma Magazines Finland
Antti Lindtman, Member of Parliament, the Finnish Social Democratic Party, SDP
Markus Melkko, VP, Business Control, Outokumpu
Manu Pajuluoma, SVP, OP-Pohjola Group, OP-Services Ltd
Jaana Pelkonen, Member of Parliament, the National Coalition Party, Kokoomus
Satu Perälampi, Director of Communications, Varma Mutual Pension Insurance Company
Masa Peura, Director, Strategy, Sanoma’s Media Operations, Finland
Sanna Rajaniemi, Director, Mandatum Life
Kristian Ranta, Head of Branch Region, Nordea
Marko Rissanen, Director of HR, DNA
Juha Suomi, Head of International O&M, Power Division, Fortum
Marko Tulokas, VP, Head of Crane Solutions BL, Konecranes
Virpi Viinikainen, Director of HR, VV-Auto Group
Mikko Viitala, VP, Ruukki Construction
Sakari Viitanen, Business Director, LähiTapiola Pirkanmaa
Heikki Zitting, CEO, Sacotec Components

Participants 2011:

Mikko Björk, Corporate Controller, Kone Ltd
Ville Blåfield, Manager, NYT-liite, Helsingin Sanomat
Minna Elomaa, Business Director, Tapiola Group
Timo Harju, Head of Sales Channel Conquest, If P&C Insurance
Toni Hemminki, SVP, Technology, Energy and Environment, Rautaruukki Ltd
Ari Järvelä, Executive Vice President, Finland and Baltics, Tieto Ltd
Eeva Kalli, Director, Communications & Public Affairs at Finnish Energy Industries
Pia Kalsta, SVP, Sales and Marketing, Sanoma Entertainment / Nelonen Media
Anna Kanerva, Category Director, Unilever Finland
Jarno Kivinen, Corporate Counsel, Kesko Food Ltd
Markku Koponen, CEO, Telatek Group
Antti Koskelin, CIO, Konecranes Plc
Markku Maula, Professor of Venture Capital, Aalto University
Lasse Männistö, Member of Parliament, the National Coalition Party, Kokoomus
Atte Palomäki, Group Vice President, Communications & Branding, Wärtsilä Corporation
Jenni Rantakari, Vice President, Strategy&  Business Development, Markets, Nokia Ltd
Kosti Rautiainen, Production Director, Fortum Power and Heat Ltd
Aki Riihilahti, CEO, Helsinki Stadium Management Ltd
Erkko Ryynänen, CEO, OP-Pohjola Group Pension Fund
Patrik Sallner, Director, Professional Services, F-Secure Ltd
Mika Toikka, Vice President Marketing, Outokumpu Ltd
Sarah Tähkälä, General Counsel, Paulig Group
Tuomas Törmänen, VP, Business Development, Kemira Ltd
Kari Vatanen, Quantitative Strategist / Portfolio Manager, Varma Mutual Pension Insurance Company

Participants 2010:

Paulina Ahokas, CEO, Tampere-talo
Annika Ahtonen, Policy Analyst, Europe’s Political Economy Programme, European Policy Centre EPC
Tiina Alahuhta-Kasko, Head of PR, Marimekko Ltd
Antti Bergholm, General Manager, Degerfors Stainless, Long Products, Outokumpu Ltd
Anders Björkell, Partner, CapMan Group
Katarina Engblom, Head of International, Operators, Tieto Ltd
Carina Geber-Teir, Director of Communications, OP-Pohjola
Martin Grotenfelt, Partner, Intera Equity Partners Ltd
Marko Hakovirta, VP, Technology, Metso Ltd
Jukka Heinonen, VP, Corporate Development, Cargotec Ltd
Jens Jensen, Head of Business Development and broker, Commercial, If P&C Insurance Company Ltd
Anu Koskimäki, Director, Baltic department stores, Stockmann Ltd
Taneli Lahti, Member of Cabinet of Commissioner Olli Rehn, European Commission
Markku Lönnqvist, Partner, Pamplona Capital Management LLP
Mika Makkonen, Business Director, Tapiola General Mutual Insurance Company
Petri Nikkilä, Executive Vice President, Head of Group Marketing, Sales & Customer Development, Nordea
Timo Pesonen, Financial Director, VV-Auto Group Ltd
Tomio Pihkala, Service Business Director, KONE China
Vesa Punnonen, CEO, S Group Retail Int. Ltd
Antti Reijonen, VP, Consumer Business & Marketing, F-Secure Ltd
Vesa Riihimäki, Group VP, Power Plants, Wärtsilä Ltd
Hanna Sievinen, General Manager of Sales Unit, Nokia Ltd
Katarina Ylikorkala, Sales Director, E.ON Finland

Participants 2009:

Anna Granskog, Principal, McKinsey & Company
Carl Hannuksela, Director, Handelsbanken
Kari Hietanen, Group Vice President, Human Resources & Legal, Wärtsilä Ltd
Juha Itkonen, Author
Jukka Järvelä, Partner, CapMan Group
Pilvi Kalhama, CEO and Partner, Gallery Kalhama & Piippo Contemporary
Jani Karotie, Director, Rautakesko Ltd
Charlotta Korkman, Director, Marketing Communications, Kone Ltd
Jukka Kurki, Director of Finance, Mandatum Life
Mikko Kuusilehto, CEO, Peikko Finland Ltd
Ossi Leikola, Head of Transaction Products, Nordea Bank Finland Ltd
Niklas Lindholm, VP HR, Paulig Ltd
Päivi Lindqvist, SVP, Communications and Investor Relations, Outokumpu Ltd
Tommi Matomäki, Director, Ruukki Engineering, Rautaruukki Ltd
Annukka Mickelsson, Political adviser for ownership steering, Prime Ministers Office
Markus Mäkelä, Johtaja, Strategic Business Development Services, Wärtsilä Ltd
Marko Parkkinen, CEO, Seedi Ltd
Kristina Pentti-von Walzel, Member of the Board, Lemminkäinen Group; Director of Fundraising, Svenska Handelshögskolan
Kristian Pullola, Head of Treasury & Investor Relations, Nokia Ltd
Kai Sauer, Ambassador of Finland to Indonesia, ASEAN and Timor-Leste, Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland                                                                                                               Hanna Suoranta, Senior Coach, AS3 Finland Ltd
Outi Taivainen, Area HR,Central and North Europe, KONE Ltd
Tero Telaranta, SVP, Tail Lifts, Cargotec Ltd
Jorma Vehviläinen, CEO, Inex Partners Ltd

 

Participants 2008:

 

Mikko Alkio, State Secretary
Jari Annala, Administration Director, CFO, S Group
Alexander Bargum, Member of the Board, Algol Ltd
Kurt Björklund, Co-Managing Partner, Permira Advisers LLP
Tom Dahlström, Chief Strategy Officer, OP-Keskus
Ehrnrooth Henrik, Chief Financial Officer, KONE Ltd
Janne Gallen-Kallela-Sirén, Director, Helsinki Art Museum
Mika Hassinen, Group CFO, Deputy to the CEO, Componenta Ltd
Kristian Hedberg, Head of Unit, Relations with the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, DG Enlargement
Esa Kaikkonen, EVP, General Counsel, Metsä Group
Piia-Noora Kauppi, Managing Director at the Finance Finland – Federation of Finnish Financial Services (FFI)
Kai Laitinen, Senior Vice President, Corporate Controller, Outokumpu Ltd
Veera Lammi, Unit Director, Tapiola Life
Topi Manner, EVP, Head of Segment Household and Group Marketing, Nordea
Sara Mella, EVP, Nordea Bank Finland Plc
Petri Niemisvirta, CEO, Mandatum Life
Anders Norrena, Head of Finance and Administration, Svenska Handelsbanken
Topi Paananen, Chairman of the Board, Peikko Finland Ltd
Juha Pankakoski, Director, Business Process Development, Konecranes Ltd
Antti Pirinen, Assistant Vice President, Market & Strategy Development, Kone Corporation
Tuula Rytilä-Uotila, Vice President, Nokia Ltd
Niina Ryynänen, Managing Director, K-Plus Ltd / Kesko
Eeva Sipilä, CFO, Cargotec Ltd
Markus Sjöholm, Senior Partner, CapMan Group
Taina Susiluoto, Senior Defence Policy Adviser, Ministry of Defence
Henrikki Tikkanen, Professor of Marketing, Head of the Department of Marketing and Management, Helsinki School of Economics
Christoph Vitzthum, President Services & Executive Vice President, Wärtsilä Ltd