Dr Martin Seppälä is a Natively Swedish-speaking Finnish national. Martin has a Ph.D.(Econ.) in strategic management from Hanken School of Economics in Helsinki and has worked as a lecturer and visiting professor in strategy and management in the Estonian Business School (EBS), Aalto University, Hanken Business School and SKEMA (CERAM) in the French Grande Ecole System. He has served as a board/advisory board member in many companies internationally.
Martin has been working as a management consultant since 1999 – before Excedea in Andersen Consulting's and Accenture's strategy group. During the last 19 years Martin has worked on growth and strategy issues with such companies as Nokia, HP, Teliasonera, Nokian Tyres, Stockmann and Technopolis. Besides delivering longer projects on-site in Scandinavia and the Baltics, Martin has also worked in London and in emerging markets throughout Eastern Europe, Russia and Asia. Martin has a wealth of experience in cross-border M&A and creating successful international growth strategies in a wide range of industries (including consumer goods and services, ICT, real estate investments, healthcare and manufacturing industry). Lately he has been very active as an investor and growth enabler for a variety of startups and innovative growth companies.