Harri Rauhala

Since September 2006 Harri has been the chief strategy officer of Cell C, where he has helped guide the turnaround strategy that has seen Cell C increase its customer base by more than 50%. A Finn by birth, Harri majored in international business for his master's degree at the Helsinki School of Economics in Finland before attaining his MBA at the University of South Carolina. Harri operated as consultant with Gemini Consulting from 1999 and by 2002 the company had merged with Capgemini and Harri had moved to London as part of Capgemini's global telecom and media strategy team. Here he devel- oped an in-depth knowledge of financial, commercial and strategy analysis. During 2003 Harri was part of Capgemini's global tel- ecom thought leadership unit, delivering points of view and industry research for telecom CxOs around the world. He was also a member of the global telecom leadership team responsible for strategy development and advanced finan- cial analysis. Harri is proficient in Finish and English and has a working knowledge of Swedish, German and basic Spanish.

Lunch spot: Forum Homini in Krugersdorp