Erkki Panula

Managing Partner


Erkki Panula is a Managing Partner at Boyden Helsinki, and also a member of Boyden’s Global Technology Practice. He actively recruits C-level executives, with a focus on industrial, high technology, information technology, and digital media companies. He also has expertise in recruiting for functional roles, such as CIO, CDO and CTO for a variety of industries, including the rapidly-growing life science technology sector. 

Erkki’s clients are mainly international listed corporations and venture capital companies, but he also works with local small, medium-sized, and start-up companies. He works directly with Boyden’s Global Technology Practice Partners for an increasing number of international search assignments. In addition to his more than eleven years in the executive search business, Erkki was a member of the Board of Directors for Boyden Global Executive Search from 2009 to 2013.

Prior to his career in recruiting, Erkki spent over 20 years in top-level executive roles in business management for globally operating ICT and software companies in the US, EMEA, Nordics, and Russia. He held various executive roles for the US-listed Tech Data Corporation, based both in Finland and Switzerland. He then served as Executive Vice President for Stonesoft Corporation, a globally-operating data security company. Erkki started his career in military electronics in an R&D engineering role, and recruited hundreds of people in international and emerging markets during his operational career. 

Erkki holds a B.Sc. degree in engineering from the Swedish Institute of Technology in Helsinki.

Erkki Panula


Managing Partner
Mikonkatu 17 A
00100 Helsinki

Phone: +358 40.750.2006

Practice Areas

Consumer Products
Human Resources
Management Assessment
Professional Services