Pekka Rantala has more than 20 years of global leadership roles in branded consumer businesses in technology, entertainment and FMCG. He was most recently the CEO of Rovio Entertainment. Pekka has an extensive mobile background which started as an Export Manager for Nokia Mobile Phones in Africa in the early 1990s. Seventeen years and several roles later, Pekka left Nokia as worldwide leader of Global marketing. Prior to that, Pekka was leading Nokia’s business in Europe.
Outside of work, Pekka enjoys a variety of sports including running, basketball and cross country skiing. He is an avid photographer and an amateur drummer. He likes modern art and spends his weekends at his country house chopping wood for fires and stone scrolling into walls!
He is married to Pirjo and has two children Laura and Eemil.
Motto: Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away. – Anonymous