Mr. Paavo Virkkunen is Executive Director, Business Finland Oy & Head of Visit Finland.
He comes from Airline and Travel Industries, with senior positions within the areas of long term strategy processes, strategic alliances and joint ventures. Currently he is the head of the National Tourism Organization.
His background is in executive level Sales, Marketing and Service Product Management positions; he is seasoned airline Strategic Alliance and Joint Ventures professional; experience in opening new long haul routes and business restructuring at a chain of business travel agencies as CEO – thus thorough knowledge from airline and travel industries.
International assignments in various countries; fluent in Finnish, English and German, speaks good Swedish and some Spanish. Specialties: Travel and Airline Industries; Strategy, International Alliances and Commercial Partnerships, Marketing and Brand Management, Service Product Management, Sales.