Tom Lindholm Appointed Head of Lifewide Learning at Aalto University and Managing Director of Aalto University Executive Education Ltd

He will start in his new position on January 2, 2022.


Master of Science (Business Administration) Tom Lindholm has been appointed Head of Lifewide Learning at Aalto University and Managing Director of Aalto University Executive Education Ltd (Aalto EE). He will start in his new position on January 2, 2022, and report to Petri Suomala, Vice President of Education at Aalto University and Chair of the Board of Aalto EE.

In his role, Tom Lindholm will be building new lifewide learning activities at Aalto University and leading Aalto EE. In ten years, Aalto EE has grown into the largest university-owned executive education and professional development organisation operating as a business in the Nordics. At the same time, lifewide learning has grown in importance.

"To meet the future competence needs, Aalto University endeavors to leverage the synergy between its own extensive offering – degree education, Aalto University Open University, FITech Network University and Aalto University Summer School – and Aalto EE’s offering and form a closely-knit lifewide learning entity," Suomala states.  

Tom Lindholm has a long background in the learning and development environment; he was the CEO for Talent Vectia from 2012 to 2019. Prior to his position as CEO, he led and worked in different positions from 2003 to 2012 in the consulting company Vectia.

Before his career in the afore-mentioned consulting companies, Tom Lindholm worked at Scandinavian Airlines, Wärtsilä and at Åbo Akademi University. Currently he is working as an interim Program Director for the KEKO ecosystem program at YIT and as board member at the HAUS Finnish Institute of Public Management Ltd and Grannenfelt Finance Ltd.

"The need for continuous learning is increasing rapidly in the society of today and learning agility is a crucial competence both on individual and organizational level. The speed of change and the digitalization create new opportunities and require new skills and capabilities. Aalto University and Aalto EE are in a unique position to offer new learning and development possibilities to individuals and organizations," says Lindholm.


More information

Petri Suomala                                                                                                                                
Vice President, Education, Aalto University
Chair of the Board, Aalto University Executive Education Ltd
Tel. +358 40 591 8044
Aalto University Lifewide Learning


Aalto University Executive Education Ltd

Aalto University Executive Education Ltd offers thought provoking leadership development services (Aalto EE), professional development services for specialists and managers (Aalto PRO), creative solutions covering the whole life cycle of entrepreneurship (Aalto ENT), and finance sector specific skills and knowledge (Finva). Aalto University brings to our offering a multidisciplinary approach, together with innovative learning methods; this provides a unique combination of practical expertise with the latest research.

Aalto University Executive Education’s strengths lie in its global operating model and diverse offering. In addition to Finland and Singapore, Aalto University Executive Education Ltd offers education programs worldwide. As a part of Aalto University, it holds three respected business university accreditations – AACSB, AMBA, and EQUIS – which places it among the top 0.5% of institutions in the world.