Yrjö Närhinen has been an Advisor to EQT since 2018.
Yrjö started his career in 1992 in Procter and Gamble, where he held various sales and marketing roles, last two as country general manager. 2006 he became a CEO of Oy Hartwall AB and a member of global executive committee of Scottish and Newcastle. As Scottish and Newcastle was acquired by Carlsberg and Heineken Hartwall became part of Heineken WE region. In 2010 Yrjö changed industries and became CEO of Terveystalo, a healthcare company recently taken private. Yrjö continued through two rounds of PE and eventual an IPO in 2016. Since 2020 Yrjö has been doing various non-executive assignments advising both public and private enterprises.
Yrjö studied Business in Helsinkin School of Economics and in IMD in Lausanne.
EQT Board memberships
Chairperson of Curaeos
Board member of Curaeos