Hanken Ambassadors

All Hanken graduates represent the school and are thus ambassadors. Hanken is very proud and grateful for all the role models that exist around the school and welcomes collaboration with alumni. Within Hanken there is also a group of alumni who are involved in the development of Hanken’s core operation and are thereby appointed Hanken Ambassadors. The Hanken Ambassadors contribute greatly to the development of Hanken as an international business school with close ties to the business community.


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Philip Aminoff

Philip Aminoff is a family business entrepreneur, Chairman of Helvar Merca and Helctron, Deputy Chairman of Veho. Philip is also the Chairman of the Finnish Family Firms Association and President of the German-Finnish Chamber of Commerce. Philip graduated from Hanken in Helsinki in 1986 and was appointed as Alumnus of the Year in 2009.


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Christina Dahlblom

Christina Dahlblom is a leadership coach and consultant with strong Hanken-roots. After completing her PhD in marketing from Hanken 2004, Christina worked with commercial surveys, but returning as CEO at Hanken&SSE Executive Education. Currently Christina is Partner and Managing Director at Miltton and CEO at Miltton Sparks, but continuously engages actively with Hanken in different ways. During the past few years Christina has been Chairman of the Board for Hanken Support Foundation and is a member of the donation committee. Christina also holds a master's degree from Hanken since 2001.


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Henrik Ehrnrooth

Henrik Ehrnrooth is President and CEO at KONE. Henrik graduated in 1994 from Hanken and was appointed as Alumnus of the Year in 2015. Henrik is the Chairman om Hanken's donation committee.

 

Sten Eklundh

Sten Eklundh studied finance at Hanken in 1979-84. Sten has mainly worked within the financial sector (Föreningsbanken, Mandatum, Sampo, Aventum Partners) within corporate finance and M&A. Sten has been a member of the investment committee at Hanken since 2012.


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Jannica Fagerholm

Jannica Fagerholm is Hanken’s Chairman of the Board and Managing Director at Signe and Ane Gylleberg Foundation. Jannica is a Member of the Board at Kesko, Sampo, Solidium and Society of Swedish Literature in Finland. Jannica graduated from Hanken in 1986 in Helsinki and was conferred as Honorary Doctor in 2019.


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Kristian Gerkman

Kristian Gerkman is Invertment Director at The Society of Swedish Literature in Finland. Kristian graduated from Hanken in 1997 and is the Head of the investment committee at Hanken. 

 


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Nella Ginman-Tjeder

Nella Ginman-Tjeder graduated from Hanken in 1983. Nella has over 25 years of broad international experience in strategic and operational management, marketing, brand building, creating and maintaining customer loyalty combined with extensive experience in e-commerce, online marketing and social media. Prior to her current position as managing director of Eira hospital, Nella developed and managed the Nordic activities as CEO for the Swiss photo company Ifolor. She has previously worked as Vice President and Country Manager of American Express, Director of Marketing Communications at Finpro as well as several years within Sanoma Group. Nella is also a board member of Atria Plc, Viking Malt and Siftelsen Arcada. Nella is a member in Hanken’s External Stakeholder Committee.


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Carl Haglund

Carl Haglund has since a few years back worked as Managing Director at Accenture with focus on the financial sector. On top of that Carl is the Chairman of the Board for Finnish Business and Policy Forum, EVA, and ETLA Economic Research. He is also the Chairman of the Board for Helsinki Bourse Club. Carl has previously worked with forest and biofuel issues, in the media sector and been a member of several boards. Carl was also engaged in politics as Minister, Member of Parliament and Member of the European Parliament. Carl graduated from Hanken in 2007 and is a member of Hanken’s donation committee.

Johanna Hamro-Drotz

Johanna Hamro-Drotz the CEO at Sinituote Oy. She graduated from Hanken in 2007 and is a member of Hanken’s External Stakeholder Committee.


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Mats Hansson

Mats Hansson is the Chief Strategist at Nordea Wealth Management Investments. Mats graduated from Hanken with is master’s degree in 1995 and completed his PhD in 1999. Mats has since then had several different positions at the Department of Finance in 1994-2010, latest Professor 1998-2010. Mats was also visiting research fellow at Dartmouth College, Tuck School of Business in 2000. Since 2010 Mats has had several expert- and foreman positions at Nordea Wealth Management, mainly within strategic and tactical allocation. Mats is a member of Hanken’s External Stakeholder Committee.


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Roger Holm

Roger Holm is President Marine Power & Executive Vice President at Wärtsilä and a Member of the Board at Hanken since 2018. Roger graduated from Hanken in 1997 in Vasa.

 

 


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Anna Häggblom

Anna Häggblom is CEO of interior design and construction company AVEO. Anna graduated in 2006 from Hanken and was appointed as Alumna of the Year in 2014.

 

 


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Nina Ingves

Nina Ingves is Client manager at C2 Advertising Oy. With one foot in entrepreneurship and the other in marketing, Nina finds fuel for curiosity and lifelong learning. Nina has a strategic approach and is a problem solver in all her projects, workplaces and roles. Nina graduated from Hanken in 2004 and was appointed as Alumna of the Year in 2016.


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Ghita Jansson-Kiuru

Ghita Jansson-Kiuru graduated with her Master’s degree from Hanken in 1993 with a major in marketing. During her studies, Ghita was active within EAG, CN and the annual ball committee. Today both of her sons study at Hanken. Before Ghita started working in HR, she worked within sales and was the lead for a start-up in the IT-sector. Ghita is passionate about leadership and development issues and thrives with working globally. Ghita is a Member of the Board at Hanken&SSE.


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Ole Johansson

Ole Johansson is a member of the board at Svenska Handelsbanken AB and Konecranes Oyj Abp. Ole is also treasurer The Society of Swedish Literature in Finland. Ole graduated from Hanken in 1973 and was appointed as Alumnus of the Year in 2010.

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Janne Larma

Janne Larma is CEO for eQ since 2011. Janne graduated from Hanken in 1989 and has since then worked in the finance field in Finland. Janne is a Member of the Board at Hanken and a member of the investment committee.

 


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Kristina Pentti-von Walzel

Kristina Pentti-von Walzel graduated from Hanken in 2002 with a major in entrepreneurship. After her studies, Kristina has engaged with Hanken in fundraising campaigns and as a member of the donation committee. Kristina is a member of several boards and has since 2015 been CEO and Chairman of the Board at Laponie, a company she has founded.


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Rasmus Roiha

Rasmus Roiha is the Managing Director of the Finnish Software and eBusiness Association with solid experience in digital business. Rasmus graduated with his bachelor’s degree in 2008 from Hanken in Helsinki and has completed his EMBA diploma in 2011. In 1998, Rasmus started his first software company that grew into an international operator in the 2000s. He has been a serial software entrepreneur ever since. Today, Rasmus leads the association of 700 software and business companies and is an active promoter and opinion-leader in the field. Rasmus is also a partner and chairman of the board at IWA Ltd, a software company he founded back in 2009.  Rasmus has been chosen as the Influencer of the Year/Top 100 Influencers in the Finnish ICT industry every years since 2012. Rasmus is a member of Hanken’s External Stakeholder Committee.


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Kaj Rönnlund

Kaj Rönnlund is an investor and board professional at Great Bay Investments. Kaj is an alumnus from Hanken in Vaasa and has worked within the financial sector 20+ years in many European countries. In the past 15 years, Kaj has worked as a business angel, investor and board professional. Kaj graduated from Hanken in 1987 and is a member of Hanken’s donation committee.


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Johan Sandell

Johan Sandell has a long and exciting career at IBM within the IT&Services sector. He has worked with Nordic and global tasks for over 25+ years within the group in many different countries. His latest position was Managing Director for IBM in Finland. Johan graduated with his Master’s degree from Hanken in 1981 and is the Chairman of the Board at Hanken&SSE.


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Dag Sandås

Dag Sandås has a long experience in global technology companies. He is a business angel and seed investor in start-up and scale-up companies. Dag is CFO & Deputy to CEO at The Switch/Yakasawa Environmental Energy. Dag graduated from Hanken in 1984 and was appointed as Alumnus of the Year in 2012.


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Heidi Schauman

Heidi Schauman is the Chief Economist at Swedbank in Finland and has a long career in Economic Analytics, both within the public and private sector. Heidi has a PhD in Economics from Hanken from 2006 along with her master's degree from 2003. Heidi is a Member of the Board at Helsinki Graduate School of Economics, a joint unit of Hanken School of Economics, Aalto University and the University of Helsinki.


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Catharina Stackelberg

Catharina Stackelberg is Executive Chairman at Marketing Clinic. Catharina graduated in 1993 from Hanken and was appointed as Alumna of the Year in 2013.

 

 


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Mikael Still

Mikael Still is a Naval Architect from Southampton College of Technology and Economist from Hanken in Vaasa. During his career, Mikael has worked at Time Manager, Envirovac, Sanitec, Wärtsilä, Nautor, Wereco, KPMG, Ahola Transport and Norlic. Since Mikael established his own consulting company, VisionWorks, he has become a serial-entrepreneur (Plommonet, RomiSystems, A-zeta, Nooga). Mikael is a member of half a dozen boards, lectures at Hanken&SSE Executive Education courses, and is a pround Hanken Ambassador and mentor at Hanken. Mikael graduated in 1985 and was appointed Alumnus of the Year in 2018.


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Annika Sucksdorff

Annika Sucksdorff is Chairman of the Board of the family enterprise Oy Victor Ek Ab and Head of Film Production for the Swedish company SF Studios. She graduated from Hanken in 2003 and was appointed Alumna of the Year in 2017.

 


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Henrik Tötterman

Henrik Tötterman has 20 years experience as an international leader. Nowadays, Henrik works with clients as the President of LEADX3M LLC. On top of that, Henrik holds lectures at Harvard Extension School and is Professor at Hult International Business School in Boston. Henrik graduated from Hanken in 2002 with his Master’s degree and received his PhD in 2008. Henrik is a member of the EMBA Advisory Board.


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Ann Wahlroos-Jaakkola

After nearly 40 years of working in the industry, Ann Wahlroos-Jaakkola currently works solely in boards. Ann currently holds three positions as Chairman of the Board in the companies that are a part of the Transmeri group. Anns experience lies within consumer goods (FMCG) and sales leading. Companies that Ann has worked with are Picnic, LähiTapiola, S-Group, Unilever, Sinebrychoff and more. Ann graduated from Hanken in 1979 and is a member of Hanken’s External Stakeholder Committee. 


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Mikael Vainionpää

Mikael Vainionpää is the Managing Director at Schindler Denmark and Nordic Area Manager for Schinder’s service- and maintenance operations. Mikael’s career started within financial and commercial consultancy (M&A) after which Mikael has had several leading positions within business development and commercial contexts in different fields. Mikael has a PhD from Hanken and lives in Copenhagen with his family. Mikael graduated with his Master’s degree from Hanken in 2003 and has completed his PhD in 2010 from Helsinki. Mikael is a member of Hanken’s External Stakeholder Committee.


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Fredrik Wildtgrube

Fredrik Wildtgrube is Head of Global Sales at Finnair. Before this he has built a career at for instance Nokia and Microsoft. Fredrik graduated from Hanken in 2005 and is a member of Hanken’s External Stakeholder Committee.

 


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Christoph Vitzthum

Christoph Vitzthum graduated from Hanken in 1994. After a long career at Wärtsilä, Christoph became president and CEO of Fazer Group. He has engaged with 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. Christoph was appointed as Alumnus of the Year in 2009.


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Veronica Vitzthum Lindholm

Veronica Vitzthum Lindholm graduated from Hanken in 1993. Her previous employers include Fazer, The Walt Disney Company, Mondelez. Her latest employer was Finnkino, where she was the CEO for Finland and the Baltics. Currently Veronica is CEO at Indoor Group Oy as well as a member of the board at Nokian Renkaat and foundation of the Swedish Theatre in Helsinki. Veronica was appointed as Alumna of the Year in 2011 and is also a member of Hanken’s External Stakeholder Commttee.