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I’m passionate about driving companies to prioritize sustainability, while winning the support of key stakeholders, customers and employees.  Throughout my 20 year career in R&D, new business development, innovation management, management consulting & entrepreneurship- I have developed special skills in team leadership, sustainability knowhow, sustainable innovations, management consulting, breakthrough innovations, and corporate strategy development. 


  • Team leadership, sustainability knowhow,  sustainable innovations,  sustainability strategies, new business development, innovation management, management consulting, networking, initiating new research & R&D programs business models, corporate  strategy development, entrepreneurship, workshop facilitation, creative thinking, 20 year experience in business innovation.


4L Training & Consulting Oy

Partner, Leading Consultant
Mar 2016Present

I’m currently acting as a corporate sustainability consultant for an  array of private and public organizations and have cultivated a special expertise in selling ideas to clients, developing transformative green innovations, creating sustainability strategies and new businesses, facilitating customer driven innovations and guiding senior managers in their quests to carry out sustainable innovation projects, from conception to launch. Client portfolio includes Ultrahack, My6D, Sitra, Aalto Executive Education, SLC and Carbon to Soil- non profit organization.  

Ramse Innosatama Oy 

Leading Consultant
Aug 2014Feb 2016

Key contributions: I worked as a leading consultant for an array  of private and public organizations such as Lamor, Gasum, Sitra, Tekes, Pori Energy and Cohu Entertainment.   I carried out sustainable innovation projects e.g. in corporate sustainability strategy & innovation development, facilitated open innovation workshops and led breakthrough innovation competitions.  I conceptualized a new service portfolio and succeeded in creating a new profitable business area from scratch.

UC Berkeley Haas School of Business & Aalto University School of Business

Project Manager 
Jan 2008Jun 2014

Key contributions:  I led two international research projects for Tekes LIITO and FIMECC-research cluster at UC Berkeley in the United States.  I consulted private companies and raised over 250 000 euros from  TeliaSonera, Suunto, Ruukki, Tieto, Almamedia and Ericsson.

TeliaSonera Oyj

Business Development Manager, Mentor
Jan 2003Apr 2009

Key contributions: I facilitated multiple cross-divisional strategy, scenario, business model and innovation workshops and acted as a mentor for top management of TeliaSonera Finland.  I launched dozens of new business innovations including pioneering mobile video & community service to Finland and Sweden. I led a corporate wide innovation management program for 2 years. During 2003-2006 I made key contributions to tech and business strategies at TeliaSonera Finland. Initiated and led multiple corporate R&D, EU, Tekes programs.

Telecom Finland, Sonera Oyj

From R&D expert to International Project Manager
Aug 1996Dec 2002

Key contributions: During 1996-1999 I pioneered customer segmentation & customer research activities in corporate R&D unit and then moved to work at an International Business Operations business unit. I consulted an international partner for 2 years in Germany and led multinational teams with a mission to commercialize profoundly profitable voice and mobility product & service innovations into the German market.  These launches resulted in generating millions of euros in annual turnover.  


2015: Top 3 salesman at Ramse Consulting.

2014-2015:  Pioneered "1 tree planted for 1 Vihreä  Aalto- business book sold" model in Finland: 350 trees were planted to Amazon rainforest in 2015. Co-founder of "Leppävaara kierrättää"- web community with over 6000 members.

2010,2012;  A two time winner of business idea competitions at Berkeley Innovation Forum, United States. 

2008, 2010  Initiated and led 2 international corporate research programs in sustainable business and open innovation.

2007:  Project accomplishment award issued by CEO of TeliaSonera Finland for mentoring of top management.

2006: Best seller business book: Kehitä ideasi innovaatioksi ("Develop idea to innovation"), WSOY 2006.

2002:  Project accomplishment award issued by CEO of Sonera for  successful implementation of  cross-divisional ideation workshops.

2000-2002: Launch of 5 basic & advanced voice & mobile services generating millions of euros in annual turnover.

1999: Project accomplishment award issued by CEO of TeliaSonera Finland for successful implementation of  corporate wide project management model.


D.Sc. (econ)

Aalto University, School of Business
Aug 2007Jun 2015

PhD: Green innovation games in resource intensive businesses

Visiting scholar

UC Berkeley, Haas School of Business
Jan 2008Jun 2014

Multiple courses in corporate sustainability and open innovation

M. Sc. (econ)

Helsinki SCHOOL OF ECONOMICS, Department of Marketing
Aug 1991Jun 1996

Msc. (econ)  


English: Fluent

Finnish:  Native

Swedish: Intermediate

French:  Basics


Experienced user of mobile and web based social media tools, apps and services, Facebook, Skype, Visma Severa,  LinkedIn, Mindmap, creativity &  ideation tools, WordPress, MS Office & iOS operating systems & tools  such as Powerpoint, Excel, Word, Pages & Keynote.


Bodysurfing, sustainable lifestyle, family & friends, soccer, biking, reading  sustainability business  books & biographies, cooking Mexican food, traveling, writing business books, movies,  coaching soccer teams and hiking.


Linkedin with + 500 connections,  alumni member of  Berkeley Innovation Forum & Sustainable Brands  & communities  in the US, Helsinki Chamber of Commerce, The Nature Conservancy, co-founder of "Leppävaara kierrättää"- web  community, Solved community, Open Innovation community, Sustainability Working Group, Sustainable Industries, Green community,  Sustainability Professionals and Aalto Alumni. 


Sari Siitonen, Director, EK-Confederation of Finnish Industries

Tommi's client in 2015.

Jouni Keronen,Executive Director, Climate Leadership Council

Collaborator since 2014.

Leif Salenius, Partner,SP Consulting Oy

Tommi's boss at Ramse Consulting , 2014-2016.

Henry Chesbrough, Professor, UC Berkeley, Haas School of Business

Tommi's host and collaborator at UC Berkeley, 2008-2013.

Pasi Koistinen, Vice President, TeliaSonera Europe

Tommi's boss at TeliaSonera,  2003-2007.

Helena Åhman, Founder, Hunting Minds Oy

Speaker of the year 2015, Speaker's Forum. Collaborator since 2000.