Juhapekka Ristola

Senior Advisor, A roadmap for a fair data economy


Juhapekka Ristola is a Senior Lead in Sitra’s effort to build a fair data economy in our rapidly changing world. Together with other project participants, Juhapekka looks for the silver linings in the Roadmap for a Fair Data Economy project and examines how the necessities of the world could be turned into concrete virtues.


Contact Juhapekka if you need advice on how new global developments can be harnessed for the common good locally. He can be particularly helpful when you need to express difficult ideas in an easily understandable manner.

Juhapekka previously worked as Director General at the Ministry of Transport and Communications, as the Chief Operating Officer of a mobile gaming company and as a military lawyer. Together with two other legislators, he has authored a book on Finland’s first data protection legislation concerning electronic communications.

What else?

Juhapekka likes reading, spending time at his summer cottage and going for walks in the forest to enjoy the company of friends and other species. In Juhapekka’s opinion, doing things alone is rather boring, but doing things together with others is great.