Born in Helsinki, Finland I was raised on three continents in Helsinki, Dar es Salaam and New York. I went on to study philosophy, economics and music at Columbia University where I lectured for several years. While at university I had a parallel professional life as a bassist and composer.
Prior to Nokia I was CEO and Co-founder of Dopplr, the social atlas for smart travellers around the world. Nokia acquired Dopplr in 2009. Before that I was part of the team behind Blyk, the free mobile network for young people, funded by advertising.