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Kuutti Kilpeläinen

Kuutti Kilpeläinen

Head of Digital Infrastructure and Solutions, FINNFUND

Kuutti is leading the digital infrastructure investment team at Finnfund that covers the digital value chain in emerging markets. Kuutti is responsible of the Digital Infrastructure and Solutions investment portfolio, deal origination and investment strategy. Digital Infrastructure & Solutions team invest in commercially attractive high impact businesses within the emerging markets digital value chain (Telecom & Tech). The key focus areas include rural connectivity; improving existing infrastructure to enable high speed and affordable internet; and technologies that promote digital and financial inclusion. The core markets are Sub-Saharan Africa, South- and Southeast Asia and Latin America.

Prior joining Finnfund, Kuutti worked in various corporate and investment banking roles at Citibank in Finland and Hong Kong. Kuutti holds a Master’s degree from Lappeenranta University of Technology majoring in Finance.


Finnfund is a Finnish development financier and impact investor. Finnfund builds a sustainable future and generate lasting impact by investing in businesses that solve global development challenges. Finnfund invests 200–250 million euros in 20–30 companies in developing countries each year. Finnfund’s focus sectors include renewable energy, sustainable forestry, sustainable agriculture, financial institutions, and digital infrastructure and solutions. Today Finnfund’s investments and commitments total about 1.070 billion euros, half of them in Africa. The company has 90 employees.