Elected until: 2023. First elected: 2008. Nationality: Finnish.
Sari Baldauf was born in Finland in 1955. She received a Bachelor of Science in 1977 and a Master of Science in Business Administration from the Helsinki School of Economics and Business Administration in 1979. She further holds honorary doctorates of the Aalto University, both in technology and in business administration as well as of Turku School of Economics and Business Administration.
She joined Nokia in 1983 where she held various positions in the Strategic Planning and Business Development in Finland and USA. From 1988 to 1996 Sari Baldauf became President of Nokia Cellular Systems where she and her team established the global basis for Nokia’s Mobile Networks business. In 1997, she became Executive Vice President of Nokia, Asia-Pacific and President of the Networks Division in 1998. Sari Baldauf served as Executive Vice President and General Manager of the Networks Business group of Nokia Corporation, from July 1998 until February 2005. From 1994 until January 2005 she was also a Member of the Executive Board of Nokia Corporation. Since 2020 Sari Baldauf is active as Chair of the Board of Directors of Nokia Oyj.
Sari Baldauf is a member of the following other legally mandatory supervisory boards and comparable supervisory bodies:
- Mercedes-Benz AG (group mandate)
- Nokia Oyj (listed) - Chair
- Vexve Armatury Group - Chair
She is active in foundations that help young people to find their constructive roles in society and in organizations that are supporting the start-up-scene including social entrepreneurship. She is also a Member of the Board of Directors of Aalto University Foundation.