Pekka worked earlier as Senior Director at Fitch Ratings in Tokyo, being responsible for the Japanese corporate and public finance teams in addition to energy sector in Japan, China and Korea.
Pekka has worked previously in Russia as a founding director of NorthStar Corporate Finance in 2003-2005, branch manager for ABN AMRO Bank in St Petersburg and corporate banking director for International Moscow Bank. He has held several capital markets positions at Kansallis-Osake-Pankki (now part of Nordea) in Tokyo and Helsinki. He was also 3 years with ABN AMRO's Risk Management Division based in Amsterdam.
Pekka holds a Masters degree from Helsinki University and MBA from Hitotsubashi University in Tokyo