Thursday, December 21, 2006

People Behind 'Blik'

Antti Öhrling and Pekka Ala-Pietilä are the founders of Blyk. Antti has studied at IMD Lausanne. After the studies he founded Contra Advertising with Pasi Leino. He is chairman of Contra Advertising and also chairman or board member for more than ten companies. He has great knowledge in brand issues and global marketing.

Pekka Ala-Pietilä, the CEO of Blyk, has two honorary PhD degrees - one from Tampere University of Technology and the other from Helsinki School of Economics. First, he worked for Nokia in several tasks. Then he served as President of Nokia Mobile Phones from 1992 to 1998. In 1999 he was appointed as President of Nokia Corporation (NOK). He resigned in 2005, so that he could proceed with Blyk. He has both great stratetig skills and also great sense in new business possibilities.

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