Management / Deans
Dean Timo Korkeamäki
Professor Timo Korkeamäki started as the dean of Aalto University School of Business on 1 January 2020, with a period of office of five years. PhD Timo Korkeamäki is professor of finance and was Head of Department of Finance and Economics at Hanken School of Economics in Helsinki. He was Hanken’s dean of research in 2015–2018. Between 1995 and 2008 Timo Korkeamäki worked in the United States.
Associate Dean Virpi Tuunainen
Professor of Information Systems Science Virpi Tuunainen has been appointed to the position of Associate Dean of the School of Business for the period 1 August 2020−31 July 2023. She is responsible for research and international co-operation. Professor Tuunainen’s current research focuses on ICT enabled or enhanced services, digital platforms as well as digital innovation.
Associate Dean Tomas Falk
Professor of Marketing Tomas Falk has been appointed to the position of Associate Dean of the School of Business for the period 1 August 2020−31 July 2023. He is responsible for teaching and education. Professor Falk’s research and teaching activities emphasize the role of technology in service management and include topics such as self-tracking and sharing platforms.
Assistant Dean Tiina Ritvala
Professor of International Business Tiina Ritvala has been appointed to the position of the Assistant Dean of Teaching and Education for the School for the period of 1.1.2022–31.7.2023. The Assistant Dean reports to the Associate Dean Tomas Falk and is a member of both the Dean’s Leadership Team and the School’s Management Team. The Assistant Dean belongs to the University’s Learning Services Working Group and to the School’s Academic Committee. She is also the chair of the School’s Teaching Competence Assessment Committee.
Tiina Ritvala's current research and teaching focuses on sustainability in international business and business transformation through cross-sector partnerships between multinational corporations, nonprofits, and governments.
International Advisory Board
International Advisory Board's purpose is tosupport the development of the operations of the School of Business. All the members of the International Advisory Board have extraordinarily extensive experience in their own organisations and the best practices in them. The members will primarily serve as a sounding board which comments on our activities and development ideas.
International Advisory Board members:
Rector Edeltraud Hanappi-Egger, Vienna University of Economics and Business
Pia Höök, Vice President of Culture at Skanska
Former Dean Robert Kennedy, Nanyang Technological University
Former Nokia CEO Rajeev Suri
Dean Daniel Traca, Nova School of Business and Economics
Corporate Advisory Board (CAB)
Corporate Advisory Board's (CAB) purpose is to support the School’s leadership in an ongoing effort to enhance the School’s position as a world-class business school.
Corporate Advisory Board
- acts in an advisory position to the leadership of the School with the aim to inform and further strengthen the engagement between the School and society, the corporate sector in particular
- promotes the School’s abilities to access non-academic sources of know-how and other resources to shape its long-term development
- ensures that the School through its research and educational programmes addresses the current and future needs of companies and society
The CAB members are distinguished leaders from the corporate sector and society at large:
Chairman of the Board Kari Jordan
CEO Elina Björklund
M.Sc. (Econ.) Riku Asikainen
M.Sc. (Econ.) Pii Kotilainen
M.Sc. (Econ.) Pekka Laaksonen
CEO Salla Vainio
Dean Timo Korkeamäki
Alumni Advisory Board (AAB) and Alumni Ambassadors
Alumni Advisory Board (AAB) discusses alumni activity, the School's external relations and fundraising. The goal of the AAB is to support its Alma Mater in the areas of teaching, research, and societal impact.
Alumni Ambassadors form a wider group of School's alumni who support the School in developing the alumni activities. In addition, the Ambassadors serve as a bridge between students, the School and business life.
Alumni Advisory Board steering group discusses policies related to the School's alumni activities, external relations, and fundraising. The steering group consists of 10–14 alumni representatives from the various study programmes of the School of Business and from different fields of business. The steering group meets approximately four times per year.
Alumni Ambassadors consist of 50 active alumni, who support our School in developing the alumni activities. In addition, the Ambassadors also serve as a bridge between students, the School of Business and business life.
Also, in close connection with the School of Business:
Aalto University Business Students – KY
Founded in 1911, Aalto University Business Students – KY as a non-profit organisation has ever since provided its members with services and benefits, student advocacy and memorable experiences, as well as friendships that last a lifetime. Many students choose to volunteer their time and know-how to help run KY’s associations, committees, project teams and more, because KY exists solely for – and because – of its members. Every degree student at the Aalto University School of Business may join KY, and the membership is free of charge.