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Pekka Impiö

Pekka Tapani Impiö
Born December 21, 1965, Ranua

Master of Arts (general history) 1992, University of Helsinki, EU Studies programme 1993, University of Turku, MBA 2002, Helsinki School of Economics

Managing director 2010–, TutorHouse Oy
Management and Strategy consultant, 2005–09, Eera Finland Oy
CEO, 2002–04, Palvelu oy (operated by the Finnish Chambers of Commerce)
Department manager 1998–2001, Finnish Chambers of Commerce
EU expert advisor, 1994–97, Finnish Chambers of Commerce

Photo: Steffi Sjöholm
Written by Pekka Impiö (Olli Siitonen ed.)

Translated by Matthew Billington

An example to my siblings?

It could be that studying history at the University of Helsinki and all the great tales of exuberant student life acted as a positive example to some of my younger siblings. After I had begun studying, three of my other siblings chose to study history after completing upper-secondary school, one in Helsinki and the others at the University of Oulu.

The career choices of my siblings have been closer to what is expected of humanities graduates: two became history teachers and one became a political journalist. At first, I dreamt of a career as a journalist or a diplomat myself, but in the end it was industry that exerted the greatest pull. I come from a family of 11 brothers and sisters, so in addition to us four, others have also made successful study choices.

Photo: Paavo Martikainen


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