Petri Ekman is an experienced financial industry executive with banking and non-life insurance experience gained from institutions in Finland and the Nordics. He has broad and in-depth experience in financial products, financing and risk management strategies for corporate clients, domestic and international. In insurance, Petri’s expertise ranges across all non-life lines of business, including cyber. His main task from 2005 to 2017 was change management in different customer-facing organisations in insurance and banking.
Petri holds three Board positions:
- Chairman of the Board of Euroclear Finland, a central securities depository in Finland,
- Chairman of the Board of Finnvera, a specialised financing company owned by the State of Finland and the official Export Credit Agency (ECA) of Finland,
- Board Member with XMLdation, a Finnish software company providing payment solutions for banks, central banks, and central clearing counterparties.
In addition, Petri is a Mentor or Advisory Board member for other fintech and insurtech start-ups.
Before founding Elevon Consulting in 2017, Petri was a member of Pohjola Banking’s management team from 2010 to 2014 and Pohjola Non-life Insurance’s management team from 2009 to 2017. His main tasks were Head of Large Corporate business at Pohjola Insurance in 2009, then establishing a completely new concept to cover Pohjola Group’s large corporate accounts in banking, insurance and asset management 2010-2014, and renewing the SME sales and account management business model of OP Insurance 2014-2017.
Before Pohjola, Petri held the positions of
Head of If Industrial’s Sales and Client Servicing, a Nordic responsibility, 2005-2008 and simultaneously the CEO of If P&C Insurance Finland 2006-2008.
Country Executive of ABN AMRO Alfred Berg in Helsinki in 2005, Senior Banker in ABN AMRO European Telecoms 2003-2005, Global Relationship Banker for ABN AMRO Diversified Industries 1998-2003.
In addition to his business activities, Petri is a Council Member in Pyöreän Tornin Kilta, an organisation for Helsinki University of Technology (now Aalto University) alumni.
Petri has a M.Sc. in Engineering.
Languages: Finnish, Swedish, English and German.