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Platzhalter Speakers
Mikko Kosonen

President, SITRA – The Finnish Inovation Fund,
and author


Mikko Kosonen is the President for the Finnish Innovation Fund (Sitra) since 2008.

Previously, Kosonen worked for Nokia (1984–2007), most recently as SVP, Strategy and Business Infrastructure (1996-2005) and Senior Advisor (2005 – 2007). He has been a member of the Boards of TeliaSonera Finland Oyj (2013-), Foundation for Economic Education (2011-), Kuntien Tiera Oy (2010-), Technology Academy Finland (2009-), Fifth Element Oy (2008-), Kesko (2009-2012), Itella Corporation (2003–2009, Vice Chairman 2006–2009), and Member of the Communications Advisory Board of Hewlett-Packard Corp. (2000-2005).

Mikko Kosonen completed his PhD in International Business at the Helsinki School of Economics in 1991. He was awarded Honorary Professorship of Budapest Business School in 2012. He has published several books and articles on strategic management (most recently Fast Strategy – How Strategic Agility will help you stay ahead of the game, 2008 and New Deal at the Top, Harvard Business Review 2007). Kosonen was born in Ontario, Canada, on 22 January 1957. He has a wife and three children. His interests include sports and culture.