Alumnus of the Year
Alumnus of the Year is a person who has been recognised for activities in society during the past year. The alumnus has also maintained an active relationship with the university after graduation. Through this honourable mention, Hanken wants to recognise visible alumni and underline for the public that this person is a Hanken alumni. The Alumnus of the Year is also an important ambassador for Hanken.
Christoph Vitzthum is Alumnus of the Year 2019
Hanken School of Economics appointed president and CEO Christoph Vitzthum as Alumnus of the Year during the annual homecoming day Hankendagen on 27 September 2019.
Christoph Vitzthum graduated from Hanken in 1994, majoring in finance. After a long career at Wärtsilä, Vitzthum became president and CEO of Fazer Group. He has been engaged in Hanken in many ways, e.g as a member of the fundraising campaign committee and in his role as CEO for Fazer, who is part of Hanken’s partner programme.
Mikael Still is Alumnus of the Year 2018
Hanken School of Economics appointed management consult Mikael Still as Alumnus of the Year during the annual homecoming day Hankendagen on 12 October 2018.
Mikael Still is an entrepreneur and professional board member. He has founded Vision Works, Plommonet, RomiSystems, A-zeta Consulting and Nooga. He graduated from Hanken in 1985, majoring in finance. Still has since then engaged in Hanken in many ways, e.g as guest lecturer, mentor and Hanken Ambassador.
Through his engagement in Hanken’s activities, Mikael Still is an active link between Hanken and the business community, and serves as a role model for both current students and other alumni.
The honourable mention was announced on Hankendagen in Vaasa on Friday 12 October 2018. This was the tenth time Hanken appointed an Alumnus of the Year.
Annika Sucksdorff is Alumna of the Year 2017
Hanken’s Rector, together with the Alumni Council, has appointed Annika Sucksdorff as Alumna of the Year.
Annika Sucksdorff is Chairman of the Board of the family enterprise Oy Victor Ek Ab. She was also recently appointed Head of Film Production for the Swedish company SF Studios. She graduated from Hanken in 2003, majoring in entrepreneurship and management. Sucksdorff has since then engaged in Hanken in many ways, at the moment as a so called Hanken Ambassador.
Through her engagement in Hanken’s activities, Annika Sucksdorff is an active link between Hanken and the business community, and serves as a role model for both current students and other alumni.
The honourable mention was announced on Hankendagen in Helsinki on Friday 13 October 2017. This was the ninth time Hanken appointed an Alumnus of the Year.
Previous Alumnus of the Year:
Nina Ingves (2016)
Henrik Ehrnrooth (2015)
Anna Häggblom (2014)
Catharina Stackelberg (2013)
Dag Sandås (2012)
Veronica Lindholm (2011)
Ole Johansson (2010)
Philip Aminoff (2009)