Kari is Managing Partner of Horton International in Finland. He has over 25 years’ experience in global businesses across technology, industrial and financial services sectors.
At Horton, Kari has been on working with clients in technology, software and engineering industries. Assignments have included senior management positions including CEO, Sales, Marketing, Finance, Human Resources, Operations, IT and Supply Chain roles.
Before joining Horton, Kari was member of the Outokumpu Leadership Team for during 2011-2021. Kari led a €650+ million global business including sales, operations, people and supply chain responsibilities. Before joining Outokumpu, Kari spent 17 years with Nokia in various senior roles, starting from roles in CFO functions and then moving on to marketing and communications roles as a member of the Multimedia Business Group that drove Nokia’s smartphone and internet services businesses.
During his career, Kari has always taken a strategic approach to renew the business through customer centric innovation, high quality execution and digitalization. He is passionate about recruiting and building diverse high-performance teams and developing leadership practices that drive performance in multicultural environments. His functional expertise is exceptionally broad covering areas such as finance, sales, marketing, communications, sustainability, SCM, operations and lean manufacturing.
Kari has extensive international and multicultural management experience having managed large teams in countries such as the US, UK and Sweden as well as managed customer relationships in Europe, Asia and the US.