Homecoming Day 2023
Speakers of the main seminar
President and CEO, Nokia
With almost 20 years as a Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Pekka has accrued deep expertise in the telecommunications, technology, energy, machinery, and finance sectors, all of which are central to the transition into the Fourth Industrial Revolution.
Pekka was appointed as Nokia’s CEO in August 2020. He has put in place a new operating model for the company and positioned Nokia as a trusted partner for critical networks around the world. They are central to Pekka's passionately held belief that technology and connectivity can and should help industries and societies improve productivity and sustainability as well as create new opportunities.
He previously worked for the company between 1990 and 2000, when he helped oversee Nokia’s emergence as a mobile handset manufacturer and a significant player in mobile infrastructure. He moved from Nokia into venture capital, followed by the consumer goods company Hackman, where he first became a CEO. He then led Konecranes for 10 years before moving to Fortum, an international energy company.
Pekka’s experience has given him insight into the technologies that will drive digitalization. These include 5G, AI, private networks, the Industrial Internet of Things, predictive maintenance and cloud computing.
Permanent Under-Secretary, Ministry of Finance
Leena Mörttinen works as the Permanent Under-Secretary, International and Financial Markets Affairs at the Ministry of Finance. Formerly she worked as Director General (Financial Markets Department) at the Ministry of Finance. She is also Board Member at the Foundation for the Finnish Museum of Architecture and Design.
Mörttinen has previously worked at the European Central Bank (Senior Economist), the Bank of Finland (Advisor), the Nordea Bank (Chief Economist (Finland) and Director for European Affairs), the Confederation of Finnish Industries (Director, Competiveness and growth) and at the Finnish Family Firms Association (Executive Director).
She holds a Doctoral degree in Economics from the University of Helsinki.
Eerika Savolainen has been CEO of Slush, world's leading startup event since January 2022.
Savolainen has worked at Slush since 2019, first being responsible for strategic partnerships, then working as Head of Program. After that, she led the Node by Slush online community for founders. In 2021, Savolainen acted as Chief Operating Officer. Savolainen participated in Slush for the first time in 2014 as a volunteer.
Savolainen has also worked as a research assistant at the department of finance at Aalto University School of Business, as a consultant at Demos Helsinki and as a visiting associate at the Boston Consulting Group.
Savolainen is Master of Science in Economics and Business Administration (2022). She graduated from Aalto University School of Business.
Host of the Homecoming Day
Dean, Aalto University School of Business
Moderators of the main seminar
Professor, Finance, Aalto University School of Business
Assistant Professor, Management Science, Aalto University School of Business
Homecoming Day 2023
Homecoming Day is the biggest alumni event of the School of Business. The event offers inspiring discussions on current topics as well as a great opportunity to reconnect with old friends.