SVP, Compass Lexecon
Pekka Sääskilahti is a Senior Vice President and Head of Finland and Scandinavia at Compass Lexecon. He has economic consulting experience in competition cases regarding merger clearance, abuse of dominance, quantification of damages, and in international patent litigation. He has worked more than 15 years in the telecommunications and high tech industries as an in-house economist, as well as in management consulting. Pekka serves currently also as Professor of Practice at Hanken School of Economics, where he teaches intellectual property and competition economics, pricing, and strategy.
Recently, Pekka provided economic advice to parties in merger proceedings of Loomis/Automatia (financial services), Mehiläinen/Pihlajalinna (healthcare), Donges Steel/Ruukki Building Systems (steel), Sanoma/Alma Media (newspapers), Kesko/Heinon Tukku (foodservice), Caverion/Maintpartner (industrial maintenance services) and SGroup/ Stockmann Herkku (food retail) before the Finnish Competition and Consumer Authority. He has also recently worked on regulatory investigations on Finnish firms of significant market power, and has advised clients on abuse of dominance matters and damages cases.
Before joining Compass Lexecon, Pekka was the Head of Research and Director of Economics at Nokia, and his prior positions included Head of Pricing Analytics and Director of Economics for Nokia’s smartphone business among other. His work at Nokia focused on pricing, competition economics, intellectual property rights, and strategy development.
Pekka has been involved in global patent licensing cases, including litigations and major arbitrations. Pekka has broad experience in pricing development projects in various B2C and B2B industries. He has also experience in strategy, business development, and M&A as an inhouse manager and a management consultant.
Pekka has a Ph.D. and an M.Sc. in economics from the Helsinki School of Economics, which included year-long visits to the University of Warwick and the Toulouse School of Economics. He has published his economics research in academic journals including the Journal of Economics & Management Strategy, the Scandinavian Journal of Economics, and the Economics of Innovation and New Technology