Jukka-Pekka Joensuu is an internationally recognized telecoms business executive with a proven track record in building next generation services and extensive new network platforms for both mobile and data segments.
He joined Telia Finland in late 90´s to build an international mobile and fixed interconnection platform and later joined Saunalahti, an internet and hosting operator with virtual mobile operations, building European level services.
As a part of the pan-Nordic fibre expansion Jukka-Pekka spent 2002-2009 building enterprise and wholesale business for Song Networks and TDC who acquired Song in 2004.
He received Global Counsel Award recognition for the regulatory practices by ILO in 2009.
Afterwards he joined an international consultancy PwC and worked as a partner and COO between 2009-2014 for the company advising public sector clients and companies in building local fibre access network and advising in transactions, restructurings, digitalisation and transformation programmes and other new development within telecoms and ICT industry.
In 2013 Ministry of Traffic and Communications in Finland asked Jukka-Pekka to make a business plan for the Baltic Sea submarine cable. He was asked to join the initiative including purchase of state owned company Corenet and transforming Corenet to Cinia group of companies building the digital infrastructure and backbone for the digital economy.
He is currently working as executive vice president and deputy managing director for Cinia. Finland has decided to build a private public consortium to increase the data capacity between east and west and to connect continental Europe with a high speed data network with cutting edge technology and increased ability for cyber secure communications.
”I find this as a fascinating opportunity to build industrial internet and create Finland a safe haven for cyber secure and reliable big data hub. As stated by Commissioner Neelie Kroes, future networks are the backbone of modern economics, and public investments play a major role in long term infrastructure investments. Competition and innovation can be promoted with open access networks and with new investments create a growth path for the Finnish and European economy. Increased connectivity enables new innovations and provides new opportunities for global companies in industrial internet”, says Jukka-Pekka Joensuu.