Pekka Ala-Pietilä (born 1957) is the Chairman of the Board of packaging company Huhtamaki and media company Sanoma, as well as a member of the Supervisory Board of SAP and a member of the Board of Pöyry. In addition, he operates in several expert groups, for example as the Chairman of the steering group that prepares for artificial intelligence in Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment. Pekka Ala-Pietilä acts as a mentor for many young future experts and decision makers.
Pekka Ala-Pietilä was a Co-founder and CEO of Blyk Services Oy during 2006-2011. In 1984-2005 Pekka Ala-Pietilä worked in several different positions in Nokia Oyj. From 1992 onwards, he was a member of Nokia Oyj’s Group Executive Board. During 1992-1998, he was the President of the Mobile Phones segment and during 1999-2005 the President of Nokia Oyj.
Pekka Ala-Pietilä has a M.Sc. (Econ), D.Sc. (Econ) h.c. and D.Sc. (Tech) h.c.
Ala-Pietilä is an acting member of Sitra’s international advisory panel.