Pekka Sääskilahti is a Senior Vice President and Head of Finland and Scandinavia at Compass Lexecon. He is also a Professor of Practice at Hanken School of Economics, where he teaches intellectual property and competition economics, pricing, and strategy.
Pekka has economic consulting experience in competition cases including merger reviews, abuse of dominance, quantification of damages, and international patent litigation. He has worked for more than 15 years in the telecommunications and high-tech industries as an in-house economist, as well as in management consulting.
Before joining Compass Lexecon, Pekka was the Head of Research and Director of Economics at Nokia. His prior positions included Head of Pricing Analytics and Director of Economics for Nokia’s smartphone business, among others. His work at Nokia focused on pricing, competition economics, intellectual property rights, and strategy development.
Pekka has been involved in global patent licensing cases, including litigation and major arbitration cases. His responsibilities included valuation and economic damages theories, as well as financial analysis of negotiation strategies. Pekka has broad experience in pricing and pricing development projects in various B2C and B2B industries. He also has experience in strategy, business development, and M&A, both as an in-house economist at the corporate and business unit level and as a management consultant.
Pekka has a Ph.D. and an M.Sc. in economics from the Helsinki School of Economics, which included year-long visits to the University of Warwick and the Toulouse School of Economics. He has published his economics research in academic journals including the Journal of Economics & Management Strategy, the Scandinavian Journal of Economics, and the Economics of Innovation and New Technology.
His native language is Finnish and he is fluent in English, with conversational knowledge of Swedish and French.