From the point of view of the EU, Brexit has so far been the 21st century’s most momentous event—and it hasn’t even happened yet.


How will Brexit affect Finnish and other EU economies? To shed light on this complex question, we have brought in Professor Emeritus of Economics Sixten Korkman of Aalto University. Keeping in mind that it is a work in progress, Professor Korkman will discuss where Finland and the EU stand and what we might expect from the future. Richard Shackleton, Deputy Head of Mission at the British Embassy in Helsinki, will offer a UK perspective. Both speakers will join a Q&A and discussion with the audience.


Making wise business decisions means basing them on well-founded information. In our Brexit series, we aim to provide information that cuts through the whirlwind of rumors and opinions.


Welcome to hear the latest, bring up your concerns and plan how you prepare for the future of Brexit!



Richard Shackleton

Deputy Head of Mission


British Embassy in Helsinki

Richard assumed the role of Deputy Head of Mission, British Embassy in Helsinki in September 2016. His previous roles included work on energy and climate change issues in Mexico, as well as time in India, Bulgaria and Colombia. Richard also worked at the UK Mission to the United Nations in New York as well as in the former Department of Energy and Climate Change.


Sixten Korkman

Professor Emeritus of Practice, Economics


Aalto University

Sixten Korkman is Professor Emeritus of Practice (Economics) at Aalto University. He worked as managing director of the Finnish research institute ETLA and the associated think tank EVA in 2005-2012. During 1995-2005 he was Director General at the General Secretariat of the Council of Ministers in Brussels, heading the department assisting the Ecofin Council and the Eurogroup. He has also worked as Director General for the Economics Department at the Ministry of Finance in Helsinki, as Head of Office at the Bank of Finland and as Principal Administrator at the OECD in Paris.


He has published numerous articles in journals, a book on the EU in 2005 (Palgrave) and recently a book on economics in Finnish. He writes regular columns for a weekly magazine. His main focus of interest is currently the EMU.

Amcham Finland Offices


Eteläranta 6 A 8, 00130, Helsinki




Tuesday, November 21, 8:30 – 10:00 AM



Event partner

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Nina Hyvärinen
Head of Advocacy
+358 50 504 7701