Group Director, Dubai
A marketing executive, business manager, and executive director with 15 years’ experience growing global companies in the agency and consulting spaces, Kenneth brings valuable experience to Fjord’s design and innovation offering in Turkey and beyond.
In this role, Kenneth oversees the growth of the Fjord Istanbul studio, leads and advises his team and serves as a strategic advisor to key clients. He is also part of Fjord’s EALA (Europe, Africa, Latin America) leadership team.
A native of Helsinki, Kenneth began his career in mobile, as one of the first hires at Finnish Media Agency 360com that worked primarily with Nokia. He went on to become Co-Founder and Partner at Heimo Consulting, which was sold in 2006 to Satama Interactive, after driving the business to become one of the best telecom and media convergence-focused consultancies in Northern Europe.
Kenneth went on to spend the next six years at Publicis – first as MD of Publicis Worldwide Finland, working with clients across the automotive, pharmaceutical, FMCG, financial services and charitable sectors. As CEO of Skandaali Publicis Worldwide from 2009-2014, he directed and reorganized the agency with a new digital focus – modernizing and transforming the business to a digital marketing agency with a full range of new services.
Outside of the consulting and agency worlds, Kenneth has also pursued entrepreneurial adventures – most recently being the CEO and founder of Cyclone Triathlon Marketplace Inc., creating the world’s premium second-hand cycle marketing place, as well as being a partner at Pastor restaurant in Helsinki.
As a visiting lecturer and speaker at the Helsinki School of Economics, Kenneth regularly returns to his native Finland to share his digital knowledge with postgraduate students. Kenneth is passionate about sport and in his spare time he trains for his next Ironman triathlon and misses playing ice hockey with his fellow Finns.