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  Matti Alahuhta
Matti Alahuhta

Matti Alahuhta
Chairman of the Board of Outotec Corporation and Aalto University Foundation


Matti Alahuhta serves as Chairman of the Board of the Aalto University Foundation and Outotec Corporation, and as Vice Chairman of the Confederation of Finnish Industries. He is also a Member of the Board at KONE Corporation, AB Volvo, ABB Group and UPM Kymmene.

He earned a MSc and Doctorate in Technology from the Helsinki University of Technology (Finland) and has been awarded an Honorary Doctorate from the Tampere University of Technology (Finland). Matti Alahuhta joined Nokia as a Research Engineer in 1975, moved to Rank Xerox as Sales Director (1982-1984), then returned to Nokia as a Sales Director for the Transmissions Systems Business Unit at the time Nokia started its global expansion of its telecommunications networks business. After different roles with increasing responsibilities, in 1993 he was appointed President of Nokia Telecommunications and Member of the Executive Board. In 1998, he was appointed President of Nokia Mobile Phones and in 2004 he was appointed Executive Vice President of the Nokia Group. He served as President and CEO of KONE Corporation from 2005 to 2014.

He has been awarded a Knight for the 1st Class of the Order of the White Rose of Finland and Commander, of the Order of the White Rose of Finland badge of honour.

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