Ari has over 30 years expertise in ICT and Energy business. He is an expert in project management as well as process and productivity improvements at different organizational levels. Ari holds a Master’s degree in  Real Estate Economics and Management from Helsinki University of Technology.

Prior to joining VALOR Partners at the end of 2019 Ari served as CEO and board member of OptiWatti in Finland and Sweden.  From 2008 through 2018 he had responsibility for Landis+Gyr operations in Northern Europe region. From 2006 through 2008 he served as CEO of Information Builders Inc. Northern Europe Agent – Infobuild Oy. From 2002 through 2006 Ari served as President & CEO at DNA Finland and from 1997 until 2002 he was Vice-President at Sonera Corporation responsible for leading the unit that developed most of the Sonera’s mobile and internet services. Preceding his work with Sonera, Ari has held several global business and technology management positions at Ericsson Group companies from 1989 until 1997.

Outside the office, Ari enjoys outdoor activities as golf, downhill and cross-country skiing, as well as renovation work, gardening and forestry.