Ulla Kruhse-LehtonenCEO, co-founder and partner, Helsinki

Ulla started her career as a micro-economist. Around the turn of the century, she moved into management and economics consulting, focusing on a variety of topics such as supply chain optimization, telco billing systems, analytical CRM, and econometric evaluations of international organizations. She made the move to the client side in 2008.

Since then, Ulla has launched, developed, and led Consumer Analytics functions in two large companies. At Nokia, she established the global Consumer Analytics Department with over 30 data scientists, providing support in sales and marketing, supply chain, and product analytics to Nokia’s 70+ local operations.

At Sanoma, as Vice President for Consumer Analytics and Insights, Ulla established and led the Analytics Center of Excellence, a 45-person unit operating in Finland and the Netherlands serving Sanoma’s media and learning business.

In 2013, Ulla was nominated the Information Leader of the Year in Finland. She holds a PhD in Economics from the Helsinki School of Economics/ Aalto University.

In March 2018, Business Insider named Ulla as one of the “32 coolest and most influential women in Nordic Tech.