Heidi Ahonen appointed as Senior Lead, Investments

The Investments team of the Climate Fund is strengthened with diverse expertise in finance at the turn of the year, when Heidi Ahonen will bring her extensive experience of private equity investment to the company, for example for the development of potential asymmetric instrumentation. 

Heidi Ahonen, MSc (Social Sciences), will take up the position of Senior Lead, Investments at the Climate Fund at the turn of the year 2022–2023. Ahonen is joining the Climate Fund from the position of Managing Partner of private equity investment firm Nostetta Ventures Oy. Ahonen has over 20 years’ diverse experience in the private equity sector, including fifteen years at Veraventure Oy, the private equity branch of state-owned Finnvera Oyj, most recently in the role of Investments Director responsible for a portfolio of 30 start-ups. 

I am eager to get to work on the socially significant themes of impact investment with the Climate Fund’s team of experts. I hope to be able to support my colleagues with my solid expertise in working with growth companies, as the Climate Fund seeks to further increase its impact on the achievement of the sustainability goals”, Ahonen says. 

We are happy to welcome Heidi to the Climate Fund’s Investments team, and her expertise will give a further boost to our expertise in accelerating climate and environmental investments. We warmly welcome her to the team”, says Climate Fund Director for Investments Toni Mikkonen. 

More information

Saara Mattero, Communications and Sustainability Director, the Climate Fund, tel. +358 400 114 777, saara.mattero@ilmastorahasto.fi 

The Finnish Climate Fund is a Finnish state-owned special-assignment company. Its operations focus on combating climate change, boosting low-carbon industry and promoting digitalisation. The Climate Fund invests in large-scale projects in which the fund’s investment is crucial to enable the project’s realisation in the first place, on a larger scale or earlier than it would with funding from elsewhere. 

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