Dr. Paula Kilpinen has been appointed as the Managing Director of Henley Business School Finland, effective from January 1st. She takes over from Annu Matula, who will now serve as a Senior Advisor within the Henley network.
Paula Kilpinen joined Henley a year ago and has been leading the Corporate Development business. Prior to joining Henley, she held several key leadership positions in the Executive Education and Professional Development field. Her award-winning doctoral dissertation in International Business investigated the development of strategic capabilities in a rapidly changing global operating environment. Her most recent publication, titled “Inhimillinen Strategia” (Alma Talent, 2022), focused on strategy and leadership.
“I am happy to appoint to this important role Paula Kilpinen, who has a proven track record in driving growth for Henley Business School. Her expertise and experience will be of great value to Henley Business School’s customers. I would also like to extend my heartfelt appreciation to Annu Matula, whose dedication to build the brand of Henley Business School in Finland has been instrumental”, says Professor Elena Beleska-Spasova, Dean of Henley Business School.
“I am very excited to take this new role. Companies are increasingly looking for a trusted partner in organizational and people development to unleash the purpose and potential of their employees. We combine international, top-notch expertise with local proximity to cultivate our customers’ talent and to amplify their leadership and capabilities. Our thriving community of leaders dedicated to achieving their goals and creating a fairer world is a testament of our impact. Together with the team, I am happy to cherish our legacy and take it to the next level.”Paula Kilpinen
Henley Business School, as part of the University of Reading, has been delivering executive education services in Finland since 1986. It offers Executive MBA programs, leadership and coaching programs, as well as corporate development solutions. Henley Business School is triple-accredited and ranked among the top 20 in executive education worldwide and among the top 40 in Executive MBA programs (Financial Times Ranking 2023). Furthermore, it is ranked as the leading executive education provider in Finland.