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NORDIC LEADERS CIRCLE 

Featured Speakers 2020 – 2022

#nordicleaderscircle

FEATURED INDUSTRY EXPERTS

Speakers 2020-2022

Speakers 19th May

Christian Nilsson

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Christian Nilsson

CFO ABB ELECTRIFICATION I ABB GROUP SVP | SWITZERLAND

Since his appointment in 2017, Christian has managed ABB Electrification’s ~12 billion in revenues, with six global divisions, 50,000 employees, operations in 100+ countries, and 100+ manufacturing sites. In a career spanning over 24 years, Christian has become a respected global leader, combining business strategy with financial intelligence and people empowerment. Prior to joining ABB, Christian held CFO and senior finance positions at DSM, TE Connectivity, and General Electric, working in China, the USA, the UK, Sweden, Germany, and Switzerland. He holds an MBA from the University of Brussels and a bachelor’s degree in finance from Luther College, USA.

Katrin Karu

CFO | TV3 GRUPP | ESTONIA

TV3 is the leading media group in the Baltics. Before Katrin was building up the largest entertainment group in the Baltics, Apollo Entertainment Group. In 10 years, Apollo grew from a small bookstores chain into the largest entertainment group with cinemas, restaurants and cafeterias. Katrin has also been the CFO of Rautakirja Estonia. She believe that Passion is key to achieving everything and is a trigger for action and motivation and that the Team is ALL!

Katrin Karu

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Tiina-Liisa Liukkonen

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Tiina-Liisa Liukkonen

GROUP CFO I OLVI | FINLAND

Tiina-Liisa has worked at Olvi as the CFO since September 2018 and is responsible for the Group’s financial administration, strategy development and digitalisation projects . Liukkonen has extensive experience in financial management. Previously, she has been working as CFO at Osuuskauppa PeeÄssä 2013-2018, as Group Controller and Financial Manager at Normet Group 2008-2013 and as Auditor at Ernst & Young 2005-2008.

Speakers 15th March

Juuso Pajunen

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Juuso Pajunen

EVP, CFO, AFRY - Group Management, FINLAND

As the EVP in the executive committee Juuso is responsible for the finance organisation with 160+ professionals, IT, risk management and investor relations.

With over 20 years in the company he is leading the PTO where ÅF intends to acquire 100% of Pöyry Group. Among other tasks he has also implemented an ERP project to 40+ countries, managed funding negotiations with dire balance sheet and taken part in multiple M&A on both buy and sell side.

Sandeep Singhvi

Country CFO for Sweden, Norway & Finland, Novartis (CFO Nordics Cluster Pharma) 

Sandeep has been working with Novartis for almost a decade across different geographies including Switzerland, India, Vietnam and now in Sweden as Nordics Pharma CFO. He has worked in different aspects of finance including planning, compliance & accounting across Country, Corporate, Regional and Functional set ups. He is a Chartered Accountant and an MBA majored in Finance & Strategy and has worked with PwC and Dubai Investments before joining Novartis.

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Magnus Karlsson

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Magnus Karlsson

CFO, SWECO - SWEDEN

Magnus, who is heading a finance function of 180 colleagues is passionate about the current possibilities within digital transformation. With over 20 years of experience as Acting CEO, Group CFO or CFO Magnus has brought efficiency into companies and shared service centres like MAN Truck & Bus, Tele2, Nexus and Vattenfall.

Jelena Gute

Head of Group Finance, Luminor Group, Latvia 

Bio coming soon.

Jelena Gute

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Speakers 8th October

Minna Laakso

CFO, Pohjolan Voima

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Minna Laakso

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Henna Plit

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Henna Plit

CFO and Interim CIO, Attendo Suomi

Johanna Pakkanen

Director, Supply Chain & Procurement, Orion Oyj

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Johanna Pakkanen

Speakers 14th September

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Lill Beate Perdersen

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Lill Beate Pedersen

CFO, Elkjøp Nordic AS, NORWAY

Wilbert Baerwaldt

Dir Procurement and Value Chain,

Duni Group, SWEDEN

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Wilbert Baerwaldt

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Christian Homén

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Christian Homén

CFO, Ahlsell, FINLAND

Yaron Nadbornik

VP, Sourcing as a Service, Group CPO, Realia Group, FINLAND

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Allan Jensen

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Allan Jensen

VP, Global Procurement, ALK.net, DENMARK

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Thomas Johansen

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Thomas Johansen

CFO, Netcompany, Denmark 

Ida Rød Fredriksen

CFO & COO, Olav Thon Gruppen, Norway

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Ida Rød Fredriksen

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Juha Kauppinen

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Juha Kauppinen

CFO & COO, Sanoma Media, Finland

Tiia Ranta

CFO, Lantmännen Cerealia, Sweden

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Tiia Ranta

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Fredrik Sträng

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Fredrik Sträng

Finance Director, E.ON, Sweden

Karl Orrling

Finance Director, Alfa Laval, Sweden

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Karl Orrling

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Cicilie Aalberg

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Cicilie Aalberg

Director Group Governance,

Nordic Choice Hotels, Norway

Mika Manninen

Group CFO, Fennia Group

Finland

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Mika Manninen

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Lotta Nilsson Viitala

Lotta Nilsson Viitala

CFO, AB Trav och Galopp

Sweden

Ilkka Pitkänen

Group CFO, SRV Group 

Finland

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Ilkka Pitkänen

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Anna Sikström

Anna Sikström

Vice President Finance and CFO, Volvo Group Connected Solutions

Douglas Lubbe

CFO, Telia, Sweden

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Douglas Lubbe