Marko Ahtisaari was born in Helsinki, Finland and raised on three continents in Helsinki, Dar es Salaam and New York. He went on to study philosophy, economics and music at Columbia University in the City of New York.
Ahtisaari is part of the team behind Blyk. He also serves on the board of directors of F-Secure Corporation and Artek oy ab, is an advisor to FON (the worlds largest WiFi community backed by Google, Skype, Sequoia Capital and Index Ventures) and a founding investor in Dopplr - the online service for frequent travellers.
Before Blyk, he worked as Director of Design Strategy at Nokia.Prior to Nokia, he built and lead the mobile practice at digital services company Satama and co-founded the Aula network that organizes events in Finland with the world's leading experts on Internet service business and design.
Little known fact: Ahtisaari had a parallel professional life in music as a bassist and composer and continues to compose ambient music for public and private spaces.