My experience in creative leadership

My expertise in creative leadership stems from both leadership experience and doctoral research.

I have gained experience in creative leadership as the Rector and Dean of the Sibelius Academy, Executive Director of the Finnish National Theatre and as the CEO of the Association of Finnish Theatres. In all these positions facilitating the interplay between creative processes and organisational demands was fundamental.

My doctoral thesis ’Unmanageable Opera?’ was examined at the London City University in 2000. I conducted research into the management and organisational structures of five opera houses. My creative leadership concept is based on the results of my doctoral research.

I have extensive academic experience at the Aalto Executive Education delivering Executive MBA and JOKO modules in creative leadership and future leadership. I have lectured also at the aSSIST Seoul, Sibelius Academy, Helsinki University and the Metropolia Polytechnic and as a visiting professor at the Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre.

Outside the office I am a father of three children, and a lot of my free time is devoted to them. My hobbies include cooking, music, movies and travelling.

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