Mr. Pekka Soini was appointed the Director General, CEO, of Business Finland from the position of Director General at Tekes. Prior to his position at Tekes, Pekka headed Corporate Development Office (CDO) at Nokia Siemens Networks (NSN) and was a Country Director for Finland and a member of the Executive Management Team. He has also headed NSN Strategy and Business Development.
Pekka joined Nokia in 1987 and held several global business management position within Nokia Networks, such as the Head of Radio Networks Business Unit, and the Head of Broadband Wireless business alongside System & Business Development activities. Pekka has worked five years in the US where he was VP of M&S of Nokia Telecommunications, and two years in Paris, France, where he was heading the Nokia Telecommunications team in the European Cellular Consortium Program.
Mr. Soini is a member in several governmental and business councils and boards. He is a permanent expert to the Research and Innovation Council of Finland chaired by the Prime Minister and a board member of the Technology Academy Finland.
Pekka Soini was born in Finland in 1960. He holds a M.Sc. in Control Engineering from the University of Oulu.
Business Finland creates new growth by providing services for internationalization, innovation funding, investing in Finland and visiting in Finland. Our customers are companies and research organizations.
Business Finland was created on 1st January 2018 by the merger of two organizations: Finpro, which offered services for internationalization, investments and tourism promotion, and Tekes, which offered funding for innovation activities.