Aslak de Silva is a Finnish business executive and a keynote speaker who specializes in leadership development, sales, and marketing. He is currently the CEO of Nordic Business Forum, a position that he took over from Co-Founder Hans-Peter Siefen in March 2018. He also serves as a board member of Differo, Oslo Business Forum, and the Nordic Business Report.

Parallel to his professional career, de Silva also has nearly 20 years of experience as a practitioner and instructor of Han Moo Do, a Korean martial art, winning the world championships in Michigan USA in 2000 (Hoi Jeon Moo Sool). In 2003, he helped establish the sport in Norway, later expanding to Sweden and Denmark.

He holds a master’s in international management from the Graduate Business School at the University of Gothenburg where he received the best thesis award (Malmsten Award). Before starting university, he served as a peacekeeper in Kosovo with KFOR.

Yearly, de Silva holds about 30-40 keynote speeches, mainly in Finland, but also in Sweden, Estonia, other European countries and the USA. Audience sizes from 50 to 2,000. Opening Nordic Business Forum events for 8,000 in the audience.

Aslak De Silva