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Tero Lindholm

Executive Advisor

"Tero is a practical, collaborative leader who has been designing major transformation journeys and leading his team members through many changes, such as operating mode renewal, digital business introduction, M&A and outsourcing."

Special skills

  • Strategy, operating model and enterprise architecture creation for digital intensive business, services and processes

  • Ecosystem and supplier selection, competitive bidding, agreement negotiations, onboarding & outsourcing across multiple organisations

  • Roadmapping, target setting and action planning

  • Business case and portfolio management

  • Program Management combining operating mode and technology changes with people change leadership

  • Improving sales, product management and supply chain with ICT

  • ICT transformations e.g. ICT restructuring, M&A, Outsourcing

  • Process Improvement based on Lean and data driven practices

  • Information security, quality, and CSR management systems

Strengths

  • Analytical – easy to see the big picture, but also details

  • Ability to lead small and large projects and programs, hands on, systematically and with proven results

  • Leading teams through challenging change situations, in multicultural and virtual set-ups

  • Working with various stakeholder groups, e.g. experts, steering groups, leadership teams and C-level decision makers

Relevant experience

  • Enterprise level strategy formulation combined with operating model and enterprise architecture creation

  • Domain specific operating model, solution architecture, supplier selection and program management in areas of Sales, Product Lifecycle Management, ERP, MES and digital business

  • ICT ecosystem management

  • 8 years as CIO in international public and growth companies

  • 16 years in VP/Director level ICT positions in global, internet focused business and ICT environments

  • Global line and program management with virtual, distributed teams

  • Tens of M&A, outsourcing and restructuring implementations

  • Unique combination of practical change leadership with deep ICT technology, customer experience and operating model knowhow

Education

  • Master of Science (ICT), University of Turku, Finland

  • Doctoral studies, School of Economics, Turku, Finland

  • “Mini MBA”, diploma in the Aalto EE

  • Strategic insight & exploration, Helsinki University of Technology

  • Certified Board Member, Chamber of Commerce, Finland.

  • Industry certifications in process development, project management, agile development,  ICT service management and change management.