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Kaarina Suikkonen

Managing Partner at Apaja Advisory


Kaarina Suikkonen has over 15 years of experience in private equity investing and portfolio management. She is founder of Apaja Advisory, an expert private equity advisor for family offices and institutions. Apaja focuses on portfolio optimization and investments in specialized funds. Previously, Kaarina was a partner at Lyrique, a boutique private equity investment firm in Switzerland. Prior to that, Kaarina led a €2.5 bn private equity program at FERI Trust in Germany and oversaw the investment activity across private equity and real assets. Kaarina started investing in private equity at CalSTRS, California focusing on US buyout and growth funds. Before private equity, she worked as M&A and transaction attorney.Kaarina holds MBA from University of California, LL.M. from University of Helsinki and is a CFA charterholder