Henrietta Kekäläinen is Co-founder and CEO of Carbo Culture. Originally from Finland, Henrietta speaks five languages and has lived in four countries. Henrietta is recognised as a World Economic Forum ‘Global Shaper’ and from 2016-2018 she was a board member of a publicly traded electronics company (Nasdaq omx Hel: YEINT). She was the youngest person in the country to have a non-family tied seat in a company on the stock exchange.
Her prior experience includes growing two organisations in edtech: helping to katapult Rails Girls to global scale with over 300+ events on all continents, and founding Mehackit.org, a creative technology company. She studied economics and international relations at the Vienna University of Business and Economics and at Aalto University in Espoo, Finland, where she brought Prof. Steve Blank to visit with STVP in 2011. She’s an alumna of Aalto Entrepreneurship Society, Singularity University and StartX.
She has advised the Finnish government on their entrepreneurship strategy and spoken alongside Nobel laureates on several occasions. She has been involved in the scouts for most of her life and is a certified Sea Captain.