Board of Directors

The board of directors of Nordic Business Forum Oy include people, who have a wide-ranging experience and competence and an ability to spar the company’s operations and support its internationalization.

Chairman of the board

nbf-petteri-kilpinenPetteri Kilpinen

Petteri Kilpinen is the CEO of GTW Group. He has also been the Chairman of the Board of the advertising agency TBWA\Helsinki and a member of the company’s executive group and Senior Innovation director in TBWA Europe. In December 2010 Kilpinen was chosen as the Chairman of Young Finland Association (Nuori Suomi) and in June 2012 he was also chosen as the Chairman of the recently founded parent organization of sports. Kilpinen has also been the Chairman of Amcham.

Members of the board

Mikko HyppönenHypponen_mv_small

Mikko Hyppönen is the Chief Research Officer of F-Secure. He’s been with the company since 1991. Hyppönen has written on his research for the New York Times, Wired and Scientific America and he appears frequently on international TV. He has lectured at the universities of Stanford and Cambridge and he has delivered the most watched computer security talk on the internet. Hyppönen was selected among the 50 most important people on the web by the PC World magazine and was included in the FP Global 100 Thinkers list. He also sits in the advisory boards of T2 and The Lifeboat Foundation.

nbf-alf-rehnAlf Rehn

Alf Rehn is a management professor in Åbo Akademi. In 2009 and 2011 Rehn was listed on the international Thinkers 50 Guru Radar becoming the only Finn ever included on the list. Rehn is one of most requested Finnish lecturers. Innovations and creativity are his area of expertise. Rehn is also a popular author and his book Dangerous Ideas has been already translated into eight languages.

nbf-jyri-lindenJyri Lindén

Jyri Lindén is the co-founder of Nordic Business Forum Oy and the former CEO of the company. He works now as the chief financial officer in Nordic Business Forum.