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Learn More About Ilja Nykänen


Customer Oriented, Top Producer

Ilja is a customer-oriented, top producer with 20+ years of experience in sales working with leading manufacturers, recruiters, and ICT companies in Europe. He is passionate about promoting better interactions between sales teams, developing a contact network of decision makers, and creating and delivering more profitable futures for his clients and their businesses. He is ranked in the Top 5 Sales Hunters in Finland with a lifetime sales of over €1 billion (total contract value). In his best year, he successfully sold over €118 million.

Find the Key Players

With 10+ years of experience with executive level teams in Finland, Ilja has recruited and trained multiple top sales teams. He is highly-motivated and results-driven with a need to inspire and encourage those around him. He takes pride in using his extroverted personality to develop professional relationships at all levels of his clients' businesses. Ilja is well-versed in a variety of sales and service organizations, building new businesses, and leadership coaching.

A Few Highlights

Sales experience: Finland, Germany (ASG Danzas Oyj 1998–1999) and Middle-East and Africa (Cargotec Oyj, Kalmar 1999–2008)

Results focused with a motivated, can-do mindset

Recruited and trained multiple top sales teams in Finland

Something to Think About

Ilja currently resides in Tampere, Finland with his daughter, Emilia. In his spare time he is a pro marathon coach for both running and cycling. He was certified in 2013 at the Finnish level for both Marathon and Ultra coaching. In addition to his long distance training, he enjoys yoga.