Insurance industry veteran Paula Salonen joins Aalto EE as Senior Advisor


Aalto University Executive Education (Aalto EE) has appointed Paula Salonen as Senior Advisor. Paula has a long career in senior management positions in the insurance industry, most recently as the Managing Director of Kaleva Mutual Insurance Company from 2013 to 2016. She has a degree in law.

Salonen also has extensive experience of serving on Boards of Directors in the financial and insurance sector. She is currently Chairperson of the Board of the Insurance Sector Development Association. In addition, Salonen is a member of the Board of Directors of FINVA Financial Education Ltd, which was recently acquired by Aalto EE.  

“To realize the closer cooperation with the Nordic financial sector which the acquisition will enable, we must secure industry expertise at strategic level. Paula's experience and vision of the changing insurance industry will be valuable to us,” says Group Managing Director, Dr. Pekka Mattila. 

Paula Salonen was simultaneously appointed a member of the new Board of FINVA Financial Education Ltd. 

Further information

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

Aalto University Executive Education Ltd

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