HERE Technologies, the location data and technology platform, announced that Pekka Ala-Pietilä has been elected as Chairman of its Supervisory Board.
He succeeds Rudi Lamprecht, who held the position of Chairman of the Supervisory Board from 2016 and stepped down as planned at the end of February.
Ala-Pietilä is an experienced technology expert with a proven track record in bringing innovative products and solutions to market. From 2018 to 2020, he was acting Chairman of the EU Commission’s High-Level Expert Group on Artificial Intelligence (AI HLEG). From 2006 to 2011, he served as co-founder and CEO of mobile media company Blyk Services. Previously, between 1984 and 2005, he held several different senior leadership positions at Nokia. From 1992 to 2005, he played a pivotal role as a member of the company’s Executive Board on Nokia’s journey to become the leading mobile phone company in the world. Ala-Pietilä also serves as Chairman of the Board of global packaging company Huhtamaki and the learning company Sanoma. In addition, he is a member of SAP’s Supervisory Board.
Alongside Pekka Ala-Pietilä, Adine Grate is joining the Supervisory Board as a new independent supervisory board director. She is one of the most well-known and respected professionals in the European investment community, who led some of Europe’s largest M&A deals, advising at board level a broad range of companies across TMT, financial, pharmaceutical and industrial sectors during her career. Amongst other things, she is currently Board member of G4S Plc.
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