Juha-Pekka Ahtikari

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Juha-Pekka works closely with senior leadership to recruit top talent and enable transformation across sectors with local and international clients. He is a member of the firm's Board & CEO Advisory Practice and has deep experience in the industrial sector.  

Based in Helsinki, Juha-Pekka has experience conducting Board, CEO and C-suite succession planning and searches as well as transformational leadership and top team effectiveness advisory projects for public, private equity and privately held companies. He has recently completed several large-cap CEO, C-suit, private equity, and board member positions as well as board development assignments. Juha-Pekka has cultivated this expertise over a career that spans more than 35 years.

Before joining Russell Reynolds, Juha-Pekka spent more than a decade at two other leading global executive search firms. At these companies, he helped build international client accounts and established successful international-level executive search operations in Moscow, St. Petersburg, Tallinn, and Riga.

Juha-Pekka received his LLM from the University of Helsinki Law School and is fluent in Finnish, English and Swedish and conversational German.
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Areas of Expertise

Board Director and Chair Search Board Effectiveness Board of Directors CEO Succession Chief Executive Officers Executive Search Human Resources Officers Industrial Services Legal, Risk, and Compliance Officers Technology

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Juha-Pekka has also been recognized in the Global 200 Executive Recruiters Guide.