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Minna Aila

Minna Aila

Vice President, Corporate Affairs, at Nokia

Minna Aila (born in 1966) has well over ten years of experience in sustainability in different business sectors, including three listed global companies. Ms Aila is currently Vice President, Corporate Affairs, at Nokia. She is responsible for communications, corporate responsibility and government relations. Prior to Nokia, Ms Aila worked as Senior Vice President, Marketing, Communications and Corporate Responsibility, at Outotec. Before joining Outotec, Ms Aila was working as the Head of Communications at the Federation of Finnish Financial Services. In her position she was also responsible for the corporate responsibility activities of the Federation as well as developing joint CR activities of the member companies, including leading banks and insurance companies operating in Finland.

In 2003-09, Ms Aila was a Director at Elcoteq SE, responsible for global communications, investor relations, corporate responsibility and corporate relations. Prior to joining Elcoteq, Ms Aila was employed by the European Commission for ten years, serving various Directorate-Generals. As a Head of Section at the Commission’s Representation in Finland she was responsible for i.a. major information campaigns, such as the introduction of euro currency and EU enlargement.

Minna Aila holds a degree of Master of Laws from the University of Helsinki and has also taken PhD –courses in International marketing and business strategy at Helsinki University of Technology, Department of Industrial Management. She has served in the Board of FIBS Corporate Responsibility Network in 2013-16, and is currently a Board member at Finnish Children and Youth Foundation, Finland-China Trade Association, Finnish Chamber Orchestra and the National Defence Course Association.