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Juha-Pekka Ahtikari is the firm's Country Manager for Finland. He is member of the CEO and Board and Industrial Practices. He has over 30 years of executive search experience in Finland and internationally in advising Finnish and international clients on a wide variety of chairman, board, CEO and senior leadership recruitments as well as leadership and board evaluations across all industries for listed, private and private equity-owned companies.
Recent Client Experience
Juha-Pekka's recent assignments include several large cap CEO appointments, Chairman, Board Member, Executive Board Member searches and executive assessments of entire management teams as well as board development assignments in listed, private and private equity-owned companies.
Prior to joining Russell Reynolds Associates, Juha-Pekka was Partner and Office Managing Partner at a leading global executive search firm in Helsinki. Prior to this, he was Senior Partner of another global executive search firm in Helsinki. In addition to building international client accounts, he was establishing and developing successful international level executive search operations in Moscow, St. Petersburg, Tallinn and Riga.
Juha-Pekka has been recognized in the Global 200 Executive Recruiters' Guide.
Juha-Pekka received his LL. M. from the University of Helsinki Law School and is fluent in Finnish, English and Swedish and conversational German.
Private Equity, Consumer Products, Board Directors and Chief Executive Officers, Digital Leadership, Board & CEO Advisory Partners, Digital, Executive Search, Succession Planning