Marko Ahtisaari

Executive Vice President, Design
Nokia
Marko Ahtisaari is Executive Vice President of Design at Nokia, reporting to the CEO. He leads the design team responsible for the industrial design and user experience design of all Nokia products. Marko has lead the team since 2009 during which time Nokia Design has created critically acclaimed products such as the Nokia N9, the Nokia Lumia 800 and the Nokia Lumia 900. Before re-joining Nokia, Marko was CEO and co-founder of Dopplr, a social network for international travelers, and Head of Brand & Design at Blyk, an advertising-funded mobile network. Previously he served Nokia as Director of Design Strategy and held roles in corporate strategy and venturing. Born in Helsinki, Marko was schooled in Tanzania and studied philosophy, economics, and music at Columbia University in New York. While in New York he lectured as a fellow of the Faculty of Philosophy and played music professionally. He serves on the Board of Directors of Artek and WITNESS.