Strategy First Ltd Oy

The People

Asko Hyttinen

Asko Hyttinen is the Founder and CEO of Strategy First Ltd Oy. Asko consults internationally by advising and helping industrial companies, private equity firms and investment banks in choosing their competitive strategies throughout all phases in the investment cycle.

Prior to forming Strategy First in 2010, Asko held leadership positions in mill management and capital projects in Finland, Germany and Canada. After operational leadership roles he advanced to Senior Vice President Strategy, Investments and M&A in Division Management in USA and Corporate Management in UK and Finland. During his career in the industry he had several major strategic assignments. Asko earned his Master of Science in Paper Technology from the Helsinki University of Technology and an MBA from the University of Jyväskylä in Finland.

Asko served on several multinational management teams both in Europe and North America, the Board of Directors of TAPPI (The Technical Association of Pulp & Paper Industry) in 2005-2007 and was elected TAPPI Fellow in 2008. He also served as a Board Member, Audit Committee member and Chairman of the Compensation Committee at Thiele Kaolin Company in USA in 2007-2009 and again in 2011-2014. Currently he serves as a Board Member at Oy CrossLam Kuhmo Ltd, a CLT (Cross Laminated Timber) producer in Finland.

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Heli A. Hyttinen, partner.

Heli is an engineer and has a degree in international industrial marketing. She has extensive project engineering experience.

Co-operating partners

Strategy First co-operates with selected professional firms and specialized consultants on project by project basis as agreed with the client.