Tuija Pulkkinen

Executive Leadership Program - Amsterdam Class 01

Tuija Pulkkinen
Business Design, New Growth & Capability Development, Strategic Sales Projects


I am an experienced business leader, entrepreneurial change-maker, explorer at heart, and a global nomad. I have a strong track record of strategic and operational leadership with Nokia, having been a key member of pioneering teams to build the company´s first infrastructure businesses in India and South East Asia. I've lived, worked, and studied in Helsinki, New Delhi, Singapore, Barcelona, Madrid, Budapest, Cape Town, and Manchester.


With business thinking at scale integrated with street-smart problem solving, I bring value in business model innovation and taking the business to the next level. I am a risk-taker, comfortable with ambiguity, and love beginnings.


I am the founder of Grownups for Startups, a community and platform to connect highly skilled corporate professionals (grownups) with opportunity creation in a new age of disruption.