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Teepo Paavola

GM of New Digital Business



Mr. Teppo Paavola , Chief Development Officer and GM of New Digital Businesses, has been at BBVA since May 2015. Before joining BBVA, Mr. Paavola served as the Head of Global Business Development and M&A at PayPal. He also served as the Vice President and GM of Mobile Financial Services, led Corporate Business Development and Partnering at Nokia Corporation.

Mr. Paavola is an experienced entrepreneur and finance specialist. As a founder/ CEO of 5 startups, he knows what is required in setting up new businesses. His finance experience stems from different positions at GE Capital in London, Stockholm and Helsinki. Moreover, he holds an MBA from INSEAD and MSc in Economics and Marketing from Helsinki School of Economics, Aalto University.