Jorma Ollila
Big Business and the Fight Against Climate Change

Jorma Ollila

Former Chairman, Royal Dutch Shell; Nokia

February 26, 2019 12:00 PM    Roundtable

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This Roundtable has been postponed to a to-be-announced later date. Thank you for your understanding.

This Roundtable is for Board, International Circle and Consular Corps members only. If you would like to join the International Circle and attend this event please review the IC membership benefits here and call Tracy Navichoque at (424) 258-6160.

Jorma Ollila, former chairman of Royal Dutch Shell and Nokia, will discuss how big business can help mitigate climate change without posing substantial threats to investor returns at a Roundtable Lunch on February 26th. Ollila will address how oil and gas companies like Shell, which are among the highest producers of greenhouse gases, can reduce their carbon emissions and whether the efforts will be fast enough to have the desired impact. Ollila will also discuss how Nordic companies are working together toward carbon neutrality by implementing scalable, sustainable solutions and low emission technologies.

Jorma Ollila was Chairman of Royal Dutch Shell during 2006–2015 and Nokia Corporation during 2006–2012. From March 2013 to March 2018 Ollila was Chairman of the Board of Directors of Outokumpu. Ollila is vice-chairman of the board of directors of Otava Books and Magazines Group. He is also a member of the board of directors of Tetra Laval Group and TGB AG and Advisory Partner of Perella Weinberg Partners. He is also Chairman of Miltton and Chairman of the Board of Directors of Xinova Management Company LLC.

Ollila started his career at Citibank in London and Helsinki, before moving in 1985 to Nokia, where he became vice-president of International Operations. In 1986, he was appointed senior vice-president finance and between 1990 and 1992 he served as president of Nokia Mobile Phones. Between 1992 and 1999 he was president and CEO of Nokia, and from 1999 to 2006 he was chairman and CEO. He remained chairman from 2006 until May 2012.

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