I am interested in circular economy, impact, health, well-being and digital projects. Start-up and finance projects have taken me in several national and international positions and cooperation networks e.g. in the Chamber of Commerce Finland-Switzerland in Zürich, the Confederation of Finnish Entrepreneurs, Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications (BUPT), the China-Finland Strategic ICT Alliance, the Finnish Strategic ICT Center DIGILE and the Finnish Innovation Fund SITRA.
I have been active in international corporate and government networks in Europe, China, Qatar, Switzerland, the US, India, Russia, Israel, South America and Southern Africa.
I graduated with three different Master's degrees, and earned my PhD in Britain. Cross-country skiing, gym training and hunting are some of my hobbies.
I am one of the three founders and the CFO of StartMore Ltd.
As an engineer I have always liked to meet companies and entrepreneurs with interesting and innovative new ideas and products. Luckily I have been able to do that as my profession since the mid 90s. I worked as a portfolio manager In Nordea and FIM/Glitnir over ten years covering Nordic, Baltic and Brazilian equities.
Besides listed equities I have also been investing in private equity. I have done that privately and via Ideable Venture Fund where I am one of the associates. I am one of the founders of Talvivaara Mining Company and an early stage investor and ex-CFO of Green Fuel Nordic. I have MSc both in mining engineering and in finance theory.
I have also taken part in management courses in Harvard Business School.
I am one of the founders and the COB of StartMore Ltd.
My passion for companies, investing, research and trading started back in the mid-eighties. After meddling my way through different analyst and broker positions, I worked several years as Head of pan-Nordic brokerage houses.
After building one of the first Finnish independent research platforms together with a passionate team, I moved on to the buy-side as CEO of ODIN Funds Finland, working with sales and portfolio management for ten years.During the years, listening to thousands of companies pitching their stories, I have always been looking for investment stories build up by keen entrepreneurs.
In addition to being a passionate tennis player, I have an EFFAS certified ESG analyst degree that gives a foundation for efficient valuation, measurement and integration of ESG issues into investment analysis.
I am a Board Member of StartMore Ltd.
After my graduation from the Hanken School of Economics in Helsinki, I worked for years in equity sales to institutional investors for major Nordic players.
Since then, I have had different positions in banking, especially in asset management and finance. Positions include member of the Management Team of a listed bank, member or chairman of the board in several international fund companies and asset management companies. During this time, I was e.g. starting one of the first Finnish ESG investment funds.
My passion is to initiate and create new businesses. Creating a new asset management company in Finland from scratch is one concrete example. I have been working with many start-up companies helping them with fundraising etc. I love to create profitable investment opportunities and new products to investors but also to help out companies to grow and succeed.