Kaisa Olkkonen, Vice President, Government Relations, is responsible for Nokia Corporation´s policy and regulatory work globally. She is a member of the Executive Board of Digital Europe, a member of the Board of ICC Finland, Vice Chair of the ICC Digital Economy Commission and a member of the Board of Finland-China Trade Association.
Before her current global role, she lead Nokia´s EU Representative Office in Brussels, being responsible for Nokia´s regulatory work in Europe and for Nokia´s policy approach to privacy and data protection questions globally. Prior moving to the Government Relations organization, she worked in several leadership positions in Nokia´s Legal and IP Organization, most recently as the head of the team responsible for providing legal support to Nokia´s Internet Services businesses.
Kaisa Olkkonen has more than a twenty year long professional background of working in various positions in international business enterprises. Her tasks have covered a broad range of legal matters, including technology law and contracting, various forms of co-operation agreements, intellectual property matters, consumer protection and marketing law, product safety and liability, mergers and acquisitions and associated integration. For the past years she has been especially focusing on the broad range of topics around Internet law and content licensing.
She has lead various multinational teams of lawyers located around the world, and has besides working at the Nokia headquarters in Finland also spent a period in Asia, Singapore, heading the regional legal team there, as well as in Brussels heading the interest representation team there. During her Nokia career she has also participated in the business management team work in several Nokia Corporation units.
As part of her leadership roles in Nokia Kaisa Olkkonen has been actively involved in Nokia Corporation´s regulatory strategy building and the regulatory work and lobbying efforts globally, her current priority responsibility area.