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Alf Rehn is a Finnish professor, author and speaker based in Finland.


Rehn, Alf was born on March 21, 1972 in Turku, Finland. Son of Rolf and Marja-Liisa Rehn.


Master of Science, Abo Akademi University, 1997. Doctor of Philosophy, Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden, 2002.


He currently holds the Chair of Management and Organization at Åbo Akademi University in Finland. Rehn works as a columnist, and sits on the board of directors for several companies, including Veikkaus. He was listed for a second time 2011.

After completing his doctorate in industrial management in 2002, he started teaching at the Royal Institute of Technology and later become the SSES Professor of Innovation and Entrepreneurship at the institute. Since 2004, he has been the chair of management and organization at Åbo Akademi University, and still holds the position. At the time, he was the youngest chair in Finland.

Rehn frequently keynotes corporate and other events, including TEDx-events and Ciudad de las Ideas. He is also a frequent columnist and media commentator. He currently lives in both Finland and Denmark.


  • Rehn was listed as #13 on the 2009 Thinkers 50, in the "Up and Coming Business Thinkers” list. In 2011, he was named on the list for a second time. In the 2012 Finnish Thinkers 20-list, published by Nordic Business Report magazine, he was rated third among business thinkers in Finland.

    He was voted Speaker of the Year in Finland in 2010.


  • Other Work

    • Author: Electronic Potlatch, 2001, The Serious Unreal, 2004.


  • Other Interests

    Popular culture.


Married Jutta Ahlbeck-Rehn, 1997. Children: Sean Aleksej, Line Helena.

Rolf Rehn

Marja-Liisa Rehn

Jutta Ahlbeck-Rehn

Sean Aleksej Rehn

Line Helena Rehn