Antero Päivänsalo

Chief Information Security Officer


Antero Päivänsalo is a security and technology executive with 15+ years of experience in senior leadership positions. For the past five years, Antero has lead Nokia’s information security function as the group CISO. He is also the secretary for Group Leadership Team quarterly security reviews and leads the company-wide response for major security events.

Before moving to Nokia’s security organization, Antero held multiple roles in Nokia’s IT leadership team as head of operational excellence, head of performance and assurance, head of project management center and head of IT region Greater China.

Antero has an MBA from finance and M.Sc. from industrial engineering & computer science. His studies include a semester in Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology (South Korea). He is an active speaker. His engagements include a lecture series at Chinese Academy of Sciences (China) for a post-graduate program and presentations at Information Security Forum global conferences.

Antero works at Nokia headquarters in Espoo (Finland). He was born in Finland and has worked in China, Singapore and India. In his spare time, he enjoys jogging, comics, trying out new gadgets, and tinkering at his summer cottage.