Nordea appoints Jyrki Katainen as Head of Group Public Affairs

Press releases | 01-06-2023 13:30

Jyrki Katainen will join Nordea in October 2023.

Jyrki Katainen, 51, currently serves as President of The Finnish Innovation Fund Sitra. As the President of Sitra, Jyrki Katainen has focused on strategic initiatives supporting ambitious climate policy, a competitive circular economy and the development of a fair data economy.

Jyrki Katainen has had an extensive political career and has experience from high-level leadership positions. He served as EU Commission Vice-President responsible for jobs, growth, investment and competitiveness in 2014-2019. He was Prime Minister of Finland in 2011-2014, following four years as Minister of Finance in 2007-2011.

“I’m excited to join Nordea and for the opportunity to continue working with the most important trends and developments that impact our societies. As the leading Nordic bank, Nordea is facilitating the transition to a more sustainable future for its customers and the Nordic societies. Banks are also at the forefront of the rapidly accelerating digitalisation and the development of the data economy. I look forward to engaging with decision-makers and Nordea stakeholders across the Nordics and on EU level on these important topics,” says Jyrki Katainen.

Jyrki Katainen will join Nordea on 1 October 2023.

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