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Diversified manufacturing company executive

Kari Antero Oswald Kairamo, Finnish diversified manufacturing company executive. Decorated knight, also Commander of the Order of White Rose (Finland), Order of the Rising Sun, Gold and Silver Star, Japan, 1986; commander of 1st class of the Order of the Star of Jordan (Al-Kawkab Al-Urduni), 1987.


Kairamo, Kari Antero Oswald was born on December 31, 1932 in Helsinki, Finland. Son of Aulis O. and Aino S. (Kulvik) Kairamo.


Master of Science, Helsinki University of Technology, 1959.


Superintendent, project engineer W. Rosenlew & Company, Pori, 1960-1962. Project manager technical division Metex Corporation, Helsinki, 1962-1964. President Finnmetex Ltd., Sao Paulo, South America, 1964-1965, Madden Machine Company, New York City, 1968-1970, vice president, 1965-1967.

Director foreign operations Nokia Corporation, Helsinki, 1970-1972, vice president, 1972-1977, president, chief executive officer, from 1977, chairman, 1986-1988.


Director Finnish section Interstate Commerce Commission, 1981-1988. Member Confederation of Finnish Industries (executive committee 1981-1988, chairman 1985-1987), Finnish American Chamber of Commerce (director 1967-1970, president 1969-1970, Helsinki, 1972-1988), Association for Finnish Cultural Foundation (director from 1977), Finnish Foreign Trade Association (chairman), Finnish Soviet Chamber of Commerce (presidium, from 1981), member French Finnish Chamber of Commerce (administrative council, from 1976), Finnish Section of the European Cultural Foundation.


Married Arja Eeva Sohlberg, June 2, 1957. Children: Kristina, Aino-Marja, Juhani.

Aulis O. Kairamo

Aino S. (Kulvik) Kairamo

Arja Eeva Sohlberg

Kristina Kairamo

Aino-Marja Kairamo

Juhani Kairamo