Marko Ahtisaari is an entrepreneur, designer and musician. He is the member of the band Construction, which you should definitely listen to. Ahtisaari is currently Artistic Director of the Helsinki Festival, the largest multi-arts festival in the Nordics held annually from late August into September. Previously Ahtisaari was CEO and co-founder of The Sync Project (acquired by Bose) and a Director's Fellow at the MIT Media Lab. From 2009 to 2013 Ahtisaari was the head of product design at Nokia, responsible for hardware, user experience and packaging design. The work of the Nokia design team included the award-winning N9. He left Nokia to be an entrepreneur again.
Born in Finland, Ahtisaari has lived on three continents, in Helsinki, Dar es Salaam and New York. He studied philosophy, economics and music at Columbia University, where he became a lecturer and Fellow of the Faculty in the Department of Philosophy
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