Nordic Speaker Luncheon

The Nordic-American Chambers of Commerce host the NORDIC FORUM LUNCHEON featuring Guest of Honor and Guest Speaker Björn Wahlroos Chairman of the Board of Sampo Group and Chairman of Nordea Bank & UPM-Kymmene Corporation

Europe’s crisis. Where is it leading to?

Björn Wahlroos (b.1952) is Chairman of the Board of Sampo Group. He is also Chairman of Nordea Bank and of UPMKymmene Corporation. Dr. Wahlroos spent the early years of his career in academia in Finland and the U.S. and was Professor of Economics at Hanken Swedish School of Economics 1979-1985. He also taught at Brown and Northwestern. He switched careers to banking in 1985, joining the Management Board of Union Bank of Finland. In 1992 he took the investment banking division of the bank private, developing it into Mandatum & Co, which went on to become the leading adviser on M&A in Scandinavia in the 1990’s. In 2000 Mandatum merged with Sampo and Bjorn Wahlroos took over as Group CEO, a position he held until 2009, when he moved to Chairman.


Date: June 3, 2013

Reception: 12.00 Noon

Luncheon: 12.30 PM

Location: ‘21’ Club, 21 West 52nd Street (between 5th & 6th Avenue)

Fee: $120 for members, $140 for non-members

RSVP to by May 31. 

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