Sami Tuhkanen

Vice President, Investments


Sami Tuhkanen is in charge of Sitra’s investment portfolio.  He is a Sitra management team member and a chairperson of internal investment committee.  Sami leads a team of experienced investment professionals.


Sami has over 15 years of experience of institutional asset management and being a board member in early-stage companies. He has also worked for over ten years in leadership positions. In addition, he has long experience in cleantech, particularly renewable energy and energy efficiency. He holds a Master’s degree in engineering physics.

Sami was formerly Sitra’s Director of Business Development and Investments, a Senior Lead on Sitra’s Energy Programme and a development manager for its Environmental Programme. Before joining Sitra, he was a senior technology adviser with the Finnish Funding Agency for Technology and Innovation (Tekes) and an energy systems researcher at VTT.

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In his free time, Sami likes to spend time with his family. You might also find him in a swimming pool, at the gym, on forest or ski trails.

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