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Katja Salovaara

Senior Portfolio Manager, Private Equity at Ilmarinen Mutual Pension Insurance Company

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Katja has been a Senior PE Portfolio Manager at Ilmarinen since January 2000. Ilmarinen is mutual pension insurance company based in Helsinki, Finland, managing 45 billion euros. Currently 6% is invested in PE. Before joining Ilmarinen, she worked at the Shell UK Pension Fund in London with the analysis of private equity funds and monitoring of a global private equity portfolio with over USD 1 billion of commitments, and earlier as an Investment Analyst in the European team at private equity specialists Pantheon Ventures. Katja is a CFA charterholder and has a Master’s degree in Economics from the University of Helsinki.