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. He has also worked with all non-life insurance lines of business, including cyber. His main task 2005-2017 was change management in different customer-facing organisations.
Petri was 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.
Petri began his banking career with Postipankki (1987-1998) first with the Bank’s Capital Markets, structuring tailored derivatives to hedge large export project risks, starting the Bank’s loan syndications operation, fixed income origination (based in Stockholm), covering large corporate accounts in paper and power industries, and leading the Bank’s Treasury Sales.
Petri’s first position was with IBM in Helsinki in 1984-1987 in the newly established Engineering and Scientific Computing team.
Since 2017, Petri has been an independent corporate adviser through his wholly-owned company Elevon Consulting Oy.
Petri holds an M.Sc. degree in Engineering (Helsinki University of Technology, now Aalto University, 1985.)
Languages: Finnish, Swedish, English and German.