Olli Honkkila has 20 years of experience in the public and private sectors as a lawyer, business manager, and most recently as a Grants and Contracts Officer at Arizona State University. Mr. Honkkila holds law degrees from the University of Helsinki, Finland, and the University of Leicester, UK.
Mr. Honkkila is experienced in international business, having led the licensing product management and development unit in a music copyrights company with clients ranging from start-ups to leading global tech companies. He is an active member of the business development community in Arizona, currently serving as a board member in the Swedish-American Chamber of Commerce in Arizona.
Mr. Honkkila has an extensive background in legal affairs and governmental issues. He is a published author and has been involved in several successful litigations in the Supreme Administration Court of Finland. He has also represented a Finnish government agency on several occasions in different European organizations.
Mr. Honkkila was appointed as the Honorary Consul of Finland to Arizona and New Mexico in 2022.