Kari Kairamo

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Person.png Kari Kairamo   Geni WikidataRdf-entity.pngRdf-icon.png
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Born31 December 1932
Helsinki, Finland
Died11 December 1988 (Age 55)
Espoo, Finland
Member ofEuropean Round Table of Industrialists
Victim ofpremature death
A Finnish businessman who reportedly hung himself, something his company, Nokia initially lied about.

Employment.png Nokia/CEO

In office
1977 - 1988
Succeeded bySimo Vuorilehto

Employment.png Nokia/Chairman

In office
1986 - 1988
Preceded byMika Tiivola
Succeeded bySimo Vuorilehto

Kari Kairamo was a Finnish businessman who died in mysterious circumstances.


Kari Kairamo reportedly committed suicide by hanging himself in his home on 11 December 1988 due to bipolar disorder.

Nokia initially[When?] issued a statement that he had died of a sudden illness. However Nokia later issued a brief statement insisting that his "death was unconnected with Nokia's business". He was later determined to have committed suicide.[1][2] The International Business Times reported in 2011 that he shot himself.[3]