Kimmo Virtanen joined Christie & Co in January 2005 as part of our International Advisory Team in London. He was appointed Associate Director in March 2007 and returned to his native city of Helsinki to take on the position of Director of Scandinavia, Russia and the Baltic States in April 2008. He has extensive experience in conducting a range of advisory projects, market and feasibility studies and valuations in the hotel sector throughout Europe.
Virtanen holds an MSc Diploma in Property Investments from City University in London and an MBA in Hotel Management from Michigan State University (East Lansing, US). He also has a BSc in Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Management from the Haaga Institute Polytechnic in Finland. In addition, being a native Finnish speaker, Kimmo is fluent in English and has a good working knowledge of Swedish.