Mastering the Finance Landscape - Nordic CFOs Leading Strategic Growth and Transformation
In the ever-evolving business landscape, the role of Chief Financial Officers has taken on new significance as they are required to navigate unpredictable challenges while driving long-term value creation.
The Nordic Leaders Circle aims to facilitate in-depth discussions on strategic-level topics that are crucial for modern financial leaders. Through engaging conversations and collaborative problem-solving, the participating CFOs will exchange valuable insights, best practices, and innovative approaches to finance management in today's dynamic environment.
The Nordic Countries are solid and prepared for the future!
Market Expansion & International Growth Strategies
The Dual Role of CFOs:
Architects and Guardians of Value
Empowering the Finance Team - Upskill your CFO Office
Balancing short-term pressure and long-time value creation
FEATURED INDUSTRY EXPERTS
Speakers OCT 31st, 2023
FINANCE DIRECTOR, AGCO POWER (FI)
Harri Hintikka has 18 years of wide and cross-functional experience in business development, project management, strategy, and finance. Since late 2018 Harri has been the finance lead and management team member of AGCO Power. Before this Harri was leading a large (~100mUSD) new product development program. Harri’s career includes also international experiences like, global ERP project in Germany, engine factory setup in China and member of AGCO’s Strategy & Integration group.
CFO, LAPWALL OYJ (FI)
Tuomo Riihonen is a hands-on international leader of business development, finance and management with close to twenty years of business experience at demanding leader positions at stock-listed companies Ahlstrom, Metsä Board, Uponor, Kingspan and LapWall. He also had a key role at two IPO projects; Ahlstrom in 2006 & LapWall in 2022 having listed on Helsinki Nasdaq stock exchange. During his career Tuomo has also worked & studied several years at Germany, Austria and South Korea.
CFO, CASTRÉN & SNELLMAN (FI)
Oskari Gestrin, serving as the CFO of Castrén & Snellman, a leading law firm in the Nordics, brings to the table a profound financial leadership, enriched by a versatile portfolio across the professional services sector. Having previously been a partner and CFO for a stock-listed digital subsidiary of WPP, as well as a Partner in an accounting firm, he intertwines deep insights from regulated sectors with extensive knowledge of the digital marketplace. A fervent advocate for data-driven decision-making, Oskari is equally dedicated to nurturing a triumphant organizational culture. His expertise, encompassing strategic financial planning, M&A, and risk management, seamlessly leverages digital capabilities to bolster business growth across varied operations.
Nina Rahkola is a documentarist and journalist who has been hosting several current affairs shows in Finnish television. She has received awards for her documentary projects where she meets people around the world, including Iraq and The United States. Rahkola is known for intensive yet humane interviews with the politicians and Finnish celebrities from different walks of life.
VP, PRODUCT MANAGEMENT, BASWARE
Olav Maas is Director AP Automation at Basware. In his role he is responsible for AP Automation product management. Olav has been working over 10 years automatic invoice processing tools in various global positions. With his financial background he is always looking for ways to automate the deviation.
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Past Speakers 2023
FEATURED INDUSTRY EXPERTS
HEAD OF FORECASTING, SWEDBANK AB (SE)
Andreas Wallström is Head of Forecasting and Deputy Head of Macro Research at Swedbank. He is also member of the Conference Board’s Economists and Strategy Council. Previously he has held several senior positions and expert assignments, i.e. at Nordea Bank, the Swedish Ministry of Finance and the European Commission. He holds a Lic. Phil. degree in economics from Lund University.
DIRECTOR, FINANCIAL ANALYSIS AND ANALYTICS, NOKIA (FI)
Jari Lappalainen is a Finance Director at Nokia Group Business Control in charge of advanced analytics: automated forecasting, forecast accuracy, quantitative analyses. Previously Jari has held various Financial Planning and Analysis roles at Nokia and at Microsoft.
Jari has a background in applied mathematics and before finance roles he did financial simulation software and risk consulting.
Speakers 14th Sep, 2022
CFO I SYSTEMBOLAGET
Merlin has a strong background within the retail and appliance industry. Prior to Systembolaget he worked as the CFO for ICA Sweden during 9 years and before that run teams in both Riga and Moscow.
CFO | AQUA PHARMA
Birgitte is the CFO for the Aquatiq group and the Aqua Pharma group. She was also board member for Oslo Rederi Förening for 4 years during her 15 year experience within IR and Finance at Höegh LNG.
CFO I LUHTA SPORTSWEAR COMPANY
Juha-Pekka Ojala is professional of business administration in a multinational consumer goods corporation. Skilled, among others, in leadership and management, corporate finance and treasury, corporate legal matters and asset management.