Patrick Furu (Ph.D.) is Chief Operating Officer at Hanken & SSE Executive Education, as well as Adjunct Professor of Management Hult International Business School. He has previously been Professor and the Director of MBA at the Hanken School of Economics, Head of Department at Sibelius Academy/University of the Arts Helsinki, as well as a visiting researcher, lecturer and professor at Copenhagen Business School and Uppsala University. He has taught executives and business students in more than 20 countries on several continents.
Patrick’s research has focused on new emerging models of leadership. He has published material internationally on topics such as leadership in jazz bands, knowledge creation and transfer in multinational companies, as well as on the role of the board of directors in medium-sized companies. He has extensive experience in consultancy and executive education for management concerning strategies, change processes and competence development. He has worked with several large companies, such as Cargotec, Elisa, Ericsson, Nokia, Nordea, SEB, Telia, and UPM. Patrick has board work experience in SMEs. His past activities include top management group experience in the IT industry. Patrick’s genuine interest for executive learning and individual growth has led him to try innovative pedagogical approaches with excellent results.