Pekka Ala-Pietilä

Chairman of the Board, Huhtamäki, Sanoma and HERE Technologies

Pekka Ala-Pietilä is the Chairman of the Board of packaging company Huhtamaki, learning company Sanoma, and Supervisory Board of HERE Technologies.

In addition, he operates in several expert groups and think tanks, for example, as the Chairman of the EU Commission’s High-Level Expert Group on Artificial Intelligence (AI HLEG) in 2018–2020. Pekka Ala-Pietilä acts as a mentor for many young future experts and decision makers. In 2002–2021 Pekka Ala-Pietilä was a member of SAP SE Supervisory Board.

He was a Co-founder and CEO of Blyk Services Oy during 2006–2011.

In 1984–2005 Pekka Ala-Pietilä worked in several positions in Nokia Corporation. From 1992 onwards, he was a member of Nokia Corporation’s Group Executive Board. During 1992–1998, he was the President of the Mobile Phones Business Group and during 1999–2005 the President of Nokia Corporation.

He holds an honorary Doctor in Technology from Tampere University of Technology and in Science from the University of Helsinki and is a Knight 1st Class of the Order of the White Rose of Finland and Commander 1st Class of the Order of the Lion of Finland.