Head of Research
Aapo is Head of Research for the Stanton Chase Helsinki office. Previously, he held the role of Research Associate for the executive search firm’s research team in the Finnish capital. During his career at Stanton Chase, Aapo has successfully conducted numerous C-level assignments ranging from VC/PE-backed growth companies and listed large caps in OMX Helsinki all the way to cross-border assignments with leading global clients listed on Euronext, NASDAQ, and NYSE.
Aapo has a keen interest in capital markets, business analysis, private equity, and ownership. He is an active investor and has a firm belief in generating shareholder value through exceptional leadership, leading to his career in executive search and leadership advisory.
Aapo holds a M.Sc. (Econ.) degree focused on finance from Turku School of Economics. Aapo’s master’s thesis covered CEO and CFO insider trading profitability after the Market Abuse Regulation and his scholarship-awarded bachelor’s thesis covered financial risk models.
During his high-school years before embarking to academia and management consulting, Aapo competed in an eSports -title in the early days of the industry, where he won a world championship with the Finnish national team in 2013 in addition to other titles during 2012 and 2013.
Aapo is fluent in Finnish and English and has a conversational ability in Swedish, German, and Korean. On a personal side, Aapo likes to sail in the Finnish archipelago, lift weights at the gym, and read about history.
Phone: +358 9 8874 060
Email: [email protected]
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