Aalto EE intensifies the self-development component of its leadership programs


With the appointment of Ben Nothnagel as Senior Advisor in February 2017, Aalto University Executive Education (Aalto EE) is strengthening its organization with an expert in self-development and applied neuro-science.

He has been a member of Aalto EE’s faculty for many years. The self-development project he designed and facilitated has become a pivotal part of the Aalto MBA and EMBA experience. His concepts of applied neuro-science have also been incorporated into the leadership development programs of many global corporations.

”Self-development programs, and the related components within general management programs, often have most impact at a very personal level. The discipline helps participants to better manage their professional and private lives. Ben has been a core member of our team and deserves to be fully recognized for his invaluable contribution and commitment,” says Dr. Pekka Mattila, Group Managing Director, Aalto EE and Professor of Practice, Aalto University.

Ben Nothnagel is an Attorney at Law, as well as an MBTI Certified Interpreter, Certified Emotional Intelligence practitioner, Certified SDI Conflict Management practitioner, and a Big Five Personality assessor. He has extensive consulting experience from working with companies such as Daimler, Nordea, Finnair, Michelin, GE, HP, Yahoo, Vaisala, Cargotec, and Danfoss to name but a few.

Further information

Dr. Pekka Mattila (D.Soc.Sc.), Group Managing Director, Professor of Practice
Aalto University Executive Education Ltd
Tel.: +358 40 738 7221

Aalto University Executive Education Ltd

Aalto University Executive Education Ltd offers thought-provoking leadership development services (Aalto EE), professional development services for specialists and managers (Aalto PRO), and creative solutions covering the whole life cycle of entrepreneurship (Aalto ENT). Aalto University brings to our offering a multidisciplinary approach, together with innovative learning methods; this provides a unique combination of practical expertise with the latest research.

Aalto University Executive Education’s strengths lie in its global operating model and diverse offering. In addition to Finland and Singapore, Aalto University Executive Education offers education programs in China, Indonesia, Iran, Poland, Russia, South Korea, Sweden, Taiwan, Vietnam and the Baltic countries. As part of Aalto University, it holds three respected business university accreditations – AACSB, AMBA, and EQUIS – which places it among the top 0.5% of institutions in the world.