Dr. Petri Aaltonen

Petri works as Business Lead and Partner at Solita (Palmu). His key areas of expertise are business strategy, change management, leadership, service design, qualitative customer insight, process management & simulation and project management.

Petri’s ambition is in strategy-based organizational development. He loves both crystallizing abstract phenomena and driving their long-term implementation in practice. Whether it is a strategic intent, a change plan, or a service concept, it has no value unless it is realized in daily work, he believes.

Petri’s role in Solita’s projects is typically related in identification of customer value, change planning and management, organizational development, and influencing key stakeholders. He often acts as an instructor or a coach in his clients change and leadership programs.    He is also popular lecturer in universities, MBA-programs, and seminars. Petri is especially acknowledged for his enthusiasm and concreteness.  

His recent clients include e.g. Aalto University, Konecranes, Viking Line, Linnanmäki, Lassila & Tikanoja, Ovenia, and City of Helsinki.

Petri holds a PhD in Industrial Engineering from the Helsinki University of Technology. His doctoral thesis topic was Adoption of strategic goals. Exploring the success of strategy implementation through organizational activities (2007).