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Samppa Nylund serves clients across sectors, with a focus on advising organizations undergoing transformation and strategic change. He helps companies to build high-performing leadership teams and advises on leadership topics and succession planning. In addition, Samppa has expertise in recruitment of financial officers and technology executives. His clients range from listed large-cap to private equity-backed companies and high-growth startup ventures. Recent work has also included CEO and C-level succession planning and leadership team development for a major listed company. Based in Helsinki, Samppa works on both Finnish and international recruitment.
Before joining Russell Reynolds Associates, Samppa was with Bain & Company, where he advised industrial, technology and consumer product companies on their strategic, operational and organizational issues. Most recently, he developed his own venture, which focused on education programs for entrepreneurship, leadership and career planning. Earlier in his career, Samppa led the Moscow office as the regional manager (Russia and CIS) for a technology company which supplied network infrastructure to telecom operators. He began his career at a software startup company.
Samppa received his MSc in engineering physics and mathematics from Helsinki University of Technology in Finland. He is fluent in English and conversant in Russian and Swedish.
Industrial, Technology, Board Directors and Chief Executive Officers, Financial Officers, Executive Search, Assessment