Ari Lahti is a Founding Partner and Managing Director of ICECAPITAL Securities Ltd. Prior to ICECAPITAL Mr. Lahti acted as Managing Director of Mandatum Stockbrokers (1998-1999) and Protos Stockbrokers (1992-1998). Mr. Lahti started his career as an economist at the Bank of Finland (1985-1988) and the Finnish Bankers´ Association (1988-1990) and as Head of Research in Protos Stockbrokers (1990-1992).
Mr. Lahti has acted as main financial advisor in several mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance deals and capital market transactions. He has extensive experience in advisory work concerning the Nordic Energy and Infrastructure Markets. Mr. Lahti also has an extensive contact network to the decision makers in Finland.
Mr. Lahti has also acted as a Non-Executive Director in several companies and associations, for example the Helsinki Stock Exchange, the Finnish Football League, Wulff Group Ltd and Veikkaus Oy (a state-owned lottery company). Currently Mr. Lahti is President of the Finnish Football Association and Chairman of the Board of Scandinavian Tailor Group Oy.