Meet our team

Juha Äkräs

Chairman of the Board


I am the Co-founder and Executive Chairman of Hintsa Performance. Additionally, I work as Executive in Residence in Aalto University, School of Business, Department of Management. I am co-leading a research program called “The Exponential Work Project: Cascading Wellbeing Climate & Organizational Performance” – a joint research project by Aalto University, Hintsa Performance and Ilmarinen (pension fund).

I have worked as Executive Vice President, Human Resources at Nokia Oyj, member of Nokia Executive Board and of Nokia Siemens Networks Board of Directors. Before these, I worked in multiple business manager roles e.g. Senior Vice President of Core Networks, Nokia Networks. Moreover, I have had multiple positions of trust in business and in non-profit organisations. When off work, I enjoy reading and various sports. I have couple of Finnish Championships in junior sports (orienteering and handball) and was member of Finnish orienteering junior national team. I am also a qualified orienteering coach.