Pekka Mattila

Professor of Practice

Dr. Pekka Mattila serves as a Professor of Practice at the Aalto University School of Business. He works frequently with both European and Asian executive audiences on themes of strategic management and agility, strategy co-creation, business model innovation, executive leadership, top team dynamics, change management, organizational culture and strategic marketing. Since spring 2011 he has served as the Group Managing Director and Associate Dean of Aalto University Executive Education. In addition to his academic activities Dr. Mattila has conducted an active business career. Currently he serves as the Chairman of the Board or as a Member of the Board at a number of innovative companies. Previously he served in executive, management and senior staff positions in the Nordic financial services industry. From 2012 till 2014 he served as a board member at a leading Finnish bank.

Dr. Mattila holds a doctorate and masters in sociology at the University of Helsinki and an Executive MBA at London Business School. Over the years, he has frequently visited a number of prestigious European and Asian universities teaching management, organizational behaviour, marketing and sociology. Currently he is an External Examiner for the prestigious London College of Fashion, part of University of the Arts of London.

Dr. Mattila has authored a number of managerial books on leadership, change management and strategic marketing and sales. Currently he serves as the Chairman of the Board for the foundation operating the renowned Helsinki Festival and as a Member of the Board at the Finnish Society of Crafts and Design (Design Forum Finland). Dr. Mattila’s consulting and coaching career started in 2003, and his corporate clients comprise over 230 Nordic and international companies, entrepreneurial ventures as well as prominent public sector and academic institutions.