Peter Barkman


Palmu Inc.

Peter has 20 years experience in service business development and concept creation and -management.

During his career he has built several professional services businesses and has worked as a consultant with clients ranging from multinationals (Vodafone, Nokia, Nissan Konecranes, Suunto) to start-ups (Igglo, Habbo hotel).

Peter’s core area of expertise is creating and developing new businesses 360°. He has managed multinational teams ranging from 3-100 people.

Peter has held operative management responsibilities in several companies and internationalization projects and has a wide understanding of challenges in an international context. He currently sits on the board of 4 companies outside of the PALMU Group and is a part-owner in 4 including Inventure, a Helsinki based VC.

In his spare time Peter reads, enjoys his family and coaches girls basketball.


  • CEO&CoFounder,   Palmu
  • Chairman/    Yellow-Film&TV
  • Board director   Tana Oy, HUOM!
  • Board director  Mercantile Group
  • Guest lecturer,   Aalto University


  • Vice CEO,   Taivas innovations
  • Board director   Adv. agency Taivas (WPP)
  • Board director   Brand Factory Nordic Ab
  • COO   TBWA-group/Finland
  • SVP   TBWA G1 nordic
  • VP Intl. operat.  Satama Interactive
  • VP online biz  Talentum Oyj
  • Consultant  Arthur Andersen Business   consulting


  • MSc Econ. Swedish school of  economis and business admin
  • Erasmus exch. Scholarship,   Sheffield university