Atte Jääskeläinen appointed Senior Advisor at Fourkind

Professor of Practice (1.8.2018) Atte Jääskeläinen, LL.M., has been appointed Senior Advisor at Fourkind.

Jääskeläinen will act as an advisor in customer projects with an emphasis on emergent technologies, and will be responsible for developing research and training practices in these areas for businesses and other organisations. He’ll work part-time beside his new role as Professor of Practice in Lappeenranta University of Technology.

Fourkind is a consulting agency mixing strategic management consulting and the implementation capabilities of creative technology companies. The company has grown profitably to the size of 20+ consultants in eight months. Fourkind currently has offices in Helsinki and Shanghai.

“In our customer projects we have identified that in addition to emergent technologies and related business models, we also require a thorough understanding of the challenges in change management. Atte’s impressive background and future ambitions complement our expertise in this area and strengthen our international network as we expand operations to bigger markets”, says Fourkind’s Managing Partner Heikkinen.

“Fourkind has grown at an impressive pace, and is very capable in the most interesting technologies of today. These technologies will also lead to traditional organisational challenges: How do people in cope with changes? Has the whole strategy of the organisation to be rethought due to these changes? It’s fascinating to get to work on these issues with brightest minds of the industry and best clients”, says Jääskeläinen.

Jääskeläinen is a former Editor-in-Chief and Director of News and Current Affairs of the Finnish Broadcasting Company Yle and CEO of the Finnish News Agency STT. He’s been responsible for major change processes that have gained international reputation as visionary and boldly led.

He is currently a visiting fellow at the Reuters Institute of the University of Oxford and at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). Jääskeläinen is now a co-director of an international research project studying sustainable future business models for national news agencies in Europe. He has extensive connections to European media.

Contact

Atte Jääskeläinen, Senior Advisor
+358 40 545 4782, atte.jaaskelainen@lse.ac.uk

Jonne Heikkinen, Managing Partner
+358 44 2399 711 / jonne.heikkinen@fourkind.com