Petri Pennanen

Petri looks back at a 25-year career in Financial Services in Europe where he held various executive positions, mainly at GE Capital. He was based in major centers in Germany and in London. Experiencing the inevitable ups and downs of a high-intensity environment he learned to value the power of mindfulness and self-compassion practices.

He became a firm believer that these practices have a lot to offer for individuals and also have a big role to play in resolving the challenges humanity is currently facing. Following this insight, Petri moved full time into the Center for Mindfulness/Finland, which he co-owns, and now devotes his full energy to teaching mindfulness, self-compassion and emotional intelligence (EI) to corporate clients and to the general public.

Petri holds an MBA from INSEAD/France and a M.Sc. in Engineering, he is a Mindfulness MBSR teacher, a certified Search Inside Yourself (SIY) teacher and a certified GENOS Emotional Intelligence (EI) practitioner. His position as the CMSC Board Treasurer allows him to ideally leverage is long experience in the financial sector and combine this with his calling to help making this world a better place by making mindfulness and self-compassion trainings widely accessible to all.

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