Jarkko has more than 17 years of experience from telecommunications industry and current works as CPO for Telia Company, responsible for all Sourcing & Procurement activities for the whole Telia group. Jarkko moved to Telia Company from Microsoft where he worked as General Manager of EMEA Supply Chain and Vice President of Global Sales & Operations Planning.
Prior to joining Microsoft, Jarkko was 14 years with Nokia where he was most recently responsible for all Nokia's Sourcing and Procurement activities as CPO & Vice President of Sourcing and earlier held other senior executive roles related to Business Management, Operations, Product Development, Software Engineering and Customer Service. He moved to Nokia from PerkinElmer where he was Head of Software Operations & Engineering for the Life Sciences Division.
Jarkko has a M.Sc. in Computer Systems from University of Turku, Finland and eMBA from Turku School of Economics. He lives in Espoo, Finland with his family and his interests include digital photography, music and boating.