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Management / Deans

Dean Ingmar Björkman

Dean Ingmar Björkman, D.Sc. (Econ.), (born 1959) received his PhD from the Hanken School of Economics (Finland) after completing parts of his studies at Stanford University. Prior to joining Aalto University, Dean Björkman was Professor of Management and Organization at the Hanken School of Economics, where he also worked as the Dean of Research and Internationalization and the Head of the Department of Management and Organization. Having taught at a number of business schools in Europe and Asia, Dean Björkman has received teaching awards from Hanken School of Economics, Fudan University (Shanghai), and INSEAD (Singapore). Dean Björkman’s research area is International Management, with a particular focus on people management issues in multinational corporations.

Associate Dean Matti Suominen

Professor of Finance Matti Suominen is appointed to the position of Associate Dean of the School of Business for the period 1 December 2017−31 July 2020. Matti Suominen is responsible for research and international co-operation.

Associate Dean Timo Saarinen

Professor of Information Systems Science Timo Saarinen is appointed to the position of Associate Dean of the School of Business for the period 1 December 2017−31 July 2020. Timo Saarinen is responsible for teaching and learning.

News, 17 Sept. 2019: Timo Korkeamäki appointed Dean of School of Business as of 1 January 2020

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.

Aalto University School of Business 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
  • ensure that the School through its research and educational programmes addresses the current and future needs of companies and society.

The CAB is made up of 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 Ingmar Björkman

Alumni Advisory Board (AAB) and Alumni Ambassadors

Alumni Advisory Board discusses alumni activity, the school's external relations and fundraising. The goal of the Alumni Advisory Board is to support its Alma Mater in the areas of teaching, research and societal impact. Alumni Ambassadors is a wider group of School's alumni who support the School in developing the alumni activities. In addition, the Ambassadors also serve as a bridge between students, school and business life.

School of Business Alumni Ambassadors

Alumni Ambassadors consists of 40 active alumni, who support the School in developing the alumni activities. In addition, the Ambassadors also serve as a bridge between students, the School of Business and business life.

Alumni Advisory Board

Alumni Advisory Board discusses policies related to the School's alumni activities, external relations, and fundraising.

School of Business Alumni Advisory Board 2019. From the left: Ingmar Björkman, Jonna Söderholm, Mika Raulas, Juho Tuovinen, Terttu Sopanen, Elisa Liekkilä, Jaakko Eteläaho, Elina Björklund, Pasi Torppa, Arttu Aine, Norbert Juhász, Niklas Wasenius and Emilia Nevalainen.
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