International Conference on AI in Work, Innovation, Productivity and Skills


Pekka Ala-Pietilä

Huhtamaki; Sanoma


Pekka Ala-Pietilä is the Chairman of the Board of packaging company Huhtamaki, learning company Sanoma and Supervisory Board of HERE Technologies. In 2002-2021 Pekka Ala-Pietilä was a member of SAP SE Supervisory Board. In addition, he operates and has operated in several expert groups and think tanks, for example, as the Chairman of the EU Commission’s High-Level Expert Group on Artificial Intelligence (AI HLEG) in 2018-2020. Pekka Ala-Pietilä acts as a mentor for many young future experts and decision makers. He was a Co-founder and CEO of Blyk Services Ltd during 2006-2011. In 1984-2005 Pekka Ala-Pietilä worked in several positions in Nokia Corporation. From 1992 onwards, he was a member of Nokia Corporation’s Group Executive Board. During 1992-1998, he was the President of the Mobile Phones Business Group and during 1999-2005 the President of Nokia Corporation.

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