Tommi Lankila

Tommi advises clients in their Board, C-suite, executive searches, and succession planning.

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Tommi Lankila works across industries to advise clients on their strategic hires. He is an advocate for long-term sustainability thinking and bringing diversity of thought in decision making.   Majority of his recent work has concentrated on mid-to-large cap industrial, technology, social impact, education, and consumer sector organizations: CEO/MD, C-suite, corporate officer, and Business Unit leader searches.

Due to his broad education, experience and understanding of different cultures and organizations, Tommi brings in micro and macro lens perspective and risk-analysis to challenge the status quo and look for a wide spectrum of potential solutions and talent scenarios.

“Errant consilia nostra, quia non habent, quo derigantur. Ignoranti, quem portum petat, nullus suus ventus est. -  Our plans miscarry because they have no aim. When one does not know what harbor he is making for, no wind is the right wind.” Seneca, Epistle LXXI

Tommi holds a PhD and an MA in history from Princeton University, another PhD (Dottorato di Ricerca) in Storia e Scienze filosofico-sociali from the University of Rome ‘Tor Vergata’, and an MA and a BA in classics from the University of Helsinki. He speaks Finnish, English, and Italian, and reads several European languages. He has lived in Finland, Italy, Spain, UK, USA, and Egypt.
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Areas of Expertise

Board Director and Chair Search Board Effectiveness Board of Directors CEO Succession Chief Executive Officers Financial Officers Human Resources Officers Sustainability Officers

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