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Pekka Viljakainen

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Mr. Pekka A. Viljakainen joined the Octo board in 2018.

Mr. Pekka A. Viljakainen was born in Finland in 1972. For 25 years, he worked as an ambassador between business executives and technology teams. He is widely known by his nickname, Bulldozer, which he earned while handling complex governance and political topics inside large international organizations.

Mr. Viljakainen started as an entrepreneur in 1986 by establishing Oy Visual Systems Ltd., which merged with TietoEnator in 2000. He is now a member of the Strategic Board of the Russian Postal Service and the Supervisory Board of PAO “Pochta Bank”. He is also Chairman of the Board of “Skolkovo – Ventures Investments” and “ZYFRA”.

Since 2012, Mr. Viljakainen is acting as senior advisor for the president of the Skolkovo Foundation. He is also a founder and advisor of several nationwide entrepreneurship programs in the Russian Federation, such as the international conference Startup Village.

He is also a well-known supporter and philanthropic in several areas related to education, classical music and social projects. His hobbies include helicopter flying PPL(H), cross country skiing, weightlifting and triathlon.