Jouko Pitkänen

Managing Partner

Jouko provides a full range of services from management, executive and board search to talent assessment and career advisory for listed, private and public organizations. Before joining the JFP team, he worked many years as a Managing Director for an international executive search company. Jouko’s industry expertise stretches from the Retail, FMCG and Consumer services, widely to the B-to-B and industrial sector. He has topnotch knowledge and understanding of disruptive industries.

Prior to joining the executive search and consulting industry, Jouko has over 15 years of experience from an internationally listed retail company on C-suite level. He has worked successfully with Strategic Transformations, Digitalization, Change Management, Organizational design, Turnarounds and Efficiency improvements particularly with a focus on strategy and execution in challenging business environment. His large responsibility area consisted of several countries. Beside his corporate career, he is an experienced board member and the global leader of the Consumer Markets industry group of the global executive search network (IIC Partners). The network has offices in more than 40 countries and more than 450 consultants in different industry groups.

Jouko holds an eMBA degree and alongside his work at JFP Jouko is preparing his Doctoral thesis concerning Business model transformations. Dynamic organizational capabilities as an essential enabler for transformation is an important part of his research project – It is all about people.