Pekka Sauri strengthens Aalto EE’s expertise in public management and self-leadership

Former Deputy Mayor of the City of Helsinki Pekka Sauri (PhD, Executive MBA) has been appointed Senior Advisor of Aalto University Executive Education (Aalto EE).


"Pekka is an excellent addition to our team specializing in public management and our group of experts in self-leadership. His extensive experience of the various aspects of city leadership is valuable at a time when the development of metropolitan areas is proving more and more decisive at national level,” says Dr. Pekka Mattila, Group Managing Director of Aalto EE.

Aalto EE has been training Finnish municipal leaders, health care decision-makers and senior government officials for several decades, and has tailor-made Executive MBA programs for the cities of Helsinki and Espoo, for example. In Singapore, Aalto EE is creating a comprehensive management and strategy program for social and health organizations. In addition, the company is developing Vietnam's entrepreneurship and innovation ecosystem together with the Vietnamese Ministry of Science and Technology, and is strengthening Tanzania’s capabilities of sustainability management.

Pekka Sauri, who is a seasoned politician and civil servant, brings his own, strong contribution to expertise in this sector. He has a PhD and is a psychologist by educational background. He has also published a number of non-fiction books in the field of psychology and politics. Dr Sauri’s expertise will also be applied in the thematic areas of self-leadership.

More information

Pekka Mattila
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, Tanzania, Vietnam and the Baltic countries. As a 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.