Board professional Marina Vahtola has over 25 years of experience in directing large chains, including 10 years serving as CEO. She has been part of building the Bauhaus chain in Finland and Estonia as well as launching the department store concept on Silja Line cruise ships. She has also served as the CEO of a listed company, on the board of directors of a listed company and has gained experience taking a company public.
These days, Vahtola serves on the board of directors in over 10 companies in Finland and as senior advisor in Sweden for international trade sector chains. She also functions in several international positions of trust. She was invited to take up the Executive in Residence post at the Department of Marketing at Aalto University School of Business in 2013.
Vahtola also serves as the sparring partner and owner of several growth companies.
Vahtola has broad experience in the following areas of expertise: development of strategic and customer-oriented business models, new and innovative product and service concepts, online retail strategies, brand strategies and digital marketing.