Stanton Chase Helsinki is pleased to announce the appointment of a new Partner, Mika Hassinen, to the team. Mika brings more than 25 years of experience to the office, where he will focus on the Industrial, Private Equity, and Energy and Natural Resources groups. He is also a strategic adviser to the Board and C-suite and participates in client-side management team audits.
“Mika’s more than 15 years of expertise with public companies, combined with his in-depth knowledge of the private equity world and his experience in strategy consulting and investment banking, are a natural fit for our Helsinki team,” says Helsinki Managing Partner Mikael Stelander.
“His personality and values align with those of myself, as Founding Partner, and our two other Partners, Kalle and Arto.”Michael Stelander, Managing Partner, SC Helsinki
Before entering the world of executive search, Mika spent several years at a Dutch private equity house. He is also an active entrepreneur and investor in startup companies and is a non-executive member of theBoard of Directors at a global aluminum foundry and machine shop company.
“We are pleased to welcome Mika, and I look forward to working together,” says Mikael Stelander. “His motivation to join this people business and commit himself to the long-term building of Stanton Chase’s brand is a true asset.
Mika is a Partner at Stanton Chase’s Helsinki office. He advises Finnish and international clients on a wide variety of board, C-suite, and Director-level recruitments as well as leadership and board evaluations and succession plans, especially in industry, natural resources and energy, private equity, and financial Services.
During his 25 years of international career experience, Mika has worked mainly for multinational industrial companies as well as for strategy consulting, investment banking, and private equity. He previously served a listed mid-size company as Divisional Head, CFO, and Deputy to the CEO. Mika also served private and family-owned companies as CFO, CEO, and Board Member, and private equity portfolio and startup companies as CFO and CEO. In addition, Mika is an entrepreneur and investor in startup companies.
Mika holds an MSc. in economics from the Helsinki School of Economics and Business Administration in Finland and an MSc. in forestry from the University of Helsinki, Finland. Mika is fluent in English, Finnish, and Dutch. When not working, Mika enjoys long-distance running, golf, skiing, hunting, and spending time with his family.