MENTORS

Jorma Ollila

Jorma Ollila

Jorma Ollila started his career in the banking industry, working with Citibank for seven years in several managerial positions before moving on to join Nokia in 1985.

With Nokia he was President of Nokia Mobile Phones (1990-1992), President and CEO of Nokia Corporation (1992-1999), Chairman and CEO (1999-2006) and finally Chairman of the Board of Directors of Nokia (1999-2012). 

He was Vice Chairman of the EU Reflection Group 2007-2010 and was the Chairman of the European Round Table of Industrialists (ERT) between 2005 and 2009.

Board Mandates

Mr Ollila was Chairman of Royal Dutch Shell plc from 2006 to 2015.

He has been Chairman of Outokumpu since March 2013.

He is Vice-Chairman of the Board of Directors of Otava Books and Magazines Group Ltd. He is also a member of the Board of Directors of Tetra Laval Group and of the University of Helsinki and an Advisory Partner of Perella Weinberg Partners since 2014. . He is also a board member of TBG AG and Chairman of the Board of Directors of Miltton Oy and Chairman of the Board of Directors of Xinova Management Group LLC.

Mr Ollila is Chairman of the Board of Directors and the Supervisory Board of the Research Institute of the Finnish Economy ETLA and Finnish Business and Policy Forum EVAHe has been a Non-Executive Director on the Board of Ford Motor Company (2000-2008) and Vice-Chairman at UPM-Kymmene Corp.

AWARDS

Mr Ollila was awarded Commander Grand Cross of the Order of the Lion of Finland in 2006, Commander of the Order of the British Empire in 2008 and has received honorary awards in Poland, Germany, the Netherlands and Estonia.

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