Jussi Ahonen 2021 Speaker

Head of Digital Infrastructure and Solutions

Finnfund

Biography

Jussi is leading the origination and execution of Digital Infrastructure and Solutions investments at Finnfund.

Digital Infrastructure and Solutions (DIS) is a newly established team within the investment function. We invest in commercially attractive high impact businesses within the emerging markets digital value chain (Telecom & Tech), focusing on rural connectivity, access to data, and digital solutions such as fintech, e-commerce, and e-mobility.

Recent transactions include investments to East African wholesale telecommunications provider, BCS Group, Lebanese Telecom-ESCO company IPT Powertech, South African based financial technology firm JUMO World, and to a leading telecommunications operator in Iraq, Zain Iraq.

Prior joining Finnfund Jussi was a corporate finance advisor at EY and worked in various emerging markets investment banking roles at Standard Bank plc.  Jussi holds a master’s degree in finance from Durham University and a bachelor’s degree in international business.

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