Aapo Kilpinen


Aapo Kilpinen is a Principal at Stanton Chase Helsinki, where he serves as a trusted leadership advisor for Finland’s leading companies. He previously held the role of Head of Research, leading the executive search firm’s research team in the Finnish capital.  

During his tenure at Stanton Chase, Aapo has successfully conducted numerous board and C-level assignments for a variety of organizations, from private capital-backed growth companies to the largest firms listed on the Helsinki Stock Exchange. He also has a strong track record with cross-border assignments for leading global clients on Euronext, NASDAQ, and NYSE. 

Aapo has a keen interest in capital markets, strategy, and ownership. He is an active investor and firmly believes in generating shareholder value through exceptional leadership, which led to his career in executive search and leadership advisory. 

He holds an M.Sc. in Finance from the Turku School of Economics. Before entering academia, Aapo competed in an eSports title, winning the world championship with the Finnish national team and several other league titles. Co-captaining the gold medalist team was his first foray into building winning organizations. 

Aapo is fluent in Finnish and English and has proficiency in Swedish, German, and Korean. 

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Aapo serves clients in the following offices:

Helsinki, Finland

Erottajankatu 4C 00120 Helsinki

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Phone: +358 9 8874 060

Email: [email protected]