Ari is the Senior Manager in charge of Aalto Studios partnerships – both internally and externally.
He has a long background as a new business developer and can advice startups in the area of creative industries, based on his experience at the Finnish Broadcasting Company YLE and new business centers. He has also been a lecturer in Media and Mass Communication Studies, a Finnish Academy Research Fellow, an entrepreneur, a consultant, a Project Director and the director of Media Centre Lume in Arabia. Ari has a Licentiate of Philosophy degree in Media Studies and he did his dissertation at the University of Turku.
In his free time, Ari loves to compose and play music. He can play anything with a keyboard and has a small studio in Helsinki where he mainly produces electronica and cinematic scores.