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Marcus Wiksten

Chair of the Board

Marcus is an experienced entrepreneur and a sales professional with three startups under his belt. Marcus has worked in small companies  and large corporations in Sales and Managerial responsibilities. Currently Marcus works as the Sales Manager for Magnet Systems which is the software branch of the Japanese listed TOPCON Corporation. In addition to working on the board of ABC , Marcus also helps with sales and project management training for the ABC consultants.

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Tom Lahti

Board member

Tom is an Associate Professor at Hanken School of Economics and is responsible for the Academic Business Consulting Course. His area of specialization is Entrepreneurship. He has been associated with the Ministry of Employment and Economy, Government of Finland; Finnvera Oy; and Nordea in the past. 


Kenneth Salonius

Board member

Kenneth is former consultant for Academic Business Consulting Oy. He is the co-founder of Vertical Accelerator and HealthSPA. He has two granted patents to his name. He has a M.Sc. Degree from Hanken. 

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Hanna Kauppi

Board member

Hanna is a former CEO of Academic Business Consulting Ab. At the moment she is a Senior Management Consultant at Capgemini Invent, working on international projects worldwide. She has graduated from Hanken with a Master's Degree in International Management and Marketing.


Henrik Dahlman

Board member

Henrik is a former CEO of Academic Business Consulting Ab. He has also worked as a consultant in a consulting firm doing pro bono work for non profit organisations, where he later was a member of the board. At the moment he is a Management Consultant in Capgemini Invent, working in international projects worldwide. 

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Marco Eckhardt

Board member

Marco is a former CEO of Academic Business Consulting Ab. Through his active participation in the executive board of various student organisations he has gained valuable leadership and team work skills in the past years. With more than 10 years of experience in the automotive industry he still remains in touch with his original profession and handwork background. 

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Mikael Marjanen

Board member

Mikael is a former management team member for Academic Business Consulting Ab. Currently he is a solutions consultant at Basware Oy, where he is implementing Purchase-to-Pay systems for Nordic Companies. On the side he is finishing his studies in entrepreneurship at Hanken.


Laura Myllykoski

Board member

Laura is a former CEO of Academic Business Consulting Ab. She is specialised in helping businesses grow with digital marketing. She has worked with various global companies in different industries and is currently Agency Director at marketing agency Trickle.

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Carl-Wilhelm Cronstedt

Board member

Carl-Wilhelm is a former CEO of Academic Business Consulting Ab. In addition to the board duties over at ABC, he sits on the advisory board on a medical non-profit and works as the Digital Manager for Unilever’s Home Care category. He has a passion for direct-to-consumer business models and has experience in this from working with strong brands, such as Nike. He has graduated from Hanken with a Master’s Degree in Entrepreneurship and Innovation.


Niklas Green

Board member

Niklas is a former CFO of Academic Business Consulting. Today he is a Project Manager at Invesdor Ltd. with international experience from two continents working to shape the future of the financial industry by decentralising financing- & investment opportunities. Niklas' expertise includes project management, business development, data analysis and interpretation, and in-depth understanding of behavioural finance. Niklas enjoys generating new ideas and devising feasible solutions to broadly relevant problems. Niklas' colleagues describes Niklas as a driven, resourceful individual who remains calms and maintains a positive, proactive attitude in all situations. 


Niklas' background is in management consulting with experience especially from strategy and market entry. Niklas is also a co-founder at the NGO Sustory – Sustainability Story.

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