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Expert resume of Heikki Cantell

General Counsel and Head of Legal Department, Secretary General, Nordic Investment Bank; former General Counsel, Council of Europe Development Bank; former Head of Branch, Heikki Haapaniemi Law Firm (Paris); P.R.I.M.E. Finance Expert 

Heikki Cantell is the General Counsel, Head of Legal Department and Secretary General of the Nordic Investment Bank (2007-). Mr. Cantell has extensive experience in managing all legal aspects of the activities of international financial institutions, having previously served as General Counsel of the Council of Europe Development Bank (CEB) from 1995-2007. Prior to his career as General Counsel, he was Head of the Paris branch of Heikki Haapaniemi Law Firm, and was a legal counsel for the Finnish Cultural Foundation.

Mr. Cantell has a number of professional engagements in addition to his role as General Counsel, including Conseiller du Commerce Extérieur for the Republic of France and Board appointments on two Finnish holding companies. He has been nominated as an arbitrator by the International Chamber of Commerce in international commercial litigations.

Mr. Cantell also lectures widely at universities and conferences and has published articles in legal and commercial publications in France and in Finland. Mr. Cantell holds a LL.M. (Master of Law) degree from the University of Helsinki and a postgraduate degree in commercial law from the University of Paris II. He has also graduated from the Harvard Business School Advanced Management Program.