Seppo Parviainen

Ceo, Board Professional of Agens Ltd


Seppo Parviainen - Member of the Business Council for Digital Commerce


Seppo Parviainen, serving as Board Professional of Dif and Board Professionals Helsinki and Ceo of Agens Ltd, brings over three decades of invaluable experience to the forefront of the Digital Commerce sector within the International Trade Council. With a comprehensive background encompassing roles as CEO, Board Member, and Director across numerous trade companies, Parviainen has garnered profound expertise in various facets of business management, including Internet shops, SaaS business models, and digital trade.

Parviainen's journey commenced in 1988, embarking on a path that has seen him lead and contribute significantly to multiple organizations. His educational foundation includes a Master of Business Administration (International Business), a Master of Laws, and a Bachelor of Science (Economics), complemented by certifications as a HHJ-PJ Certified Board member and involvement in management and leadership courses.

Throughout his illustrious career, Parviainen has spearheaded key initiatives such as chairing the Nordic Office Alliance chain from 2001 to 2015 and serving as CEO of Euro Toimistotukut Ltd from 1999 to 2016. His professional accomplishments are exemplified by being recognized as one of the TOP 100 Global directors in the Office Products industry by OPI Magazine in the UK.

As the industry continues to evolve, Parviainen remains at the forefront of technological advancements, particularly in the realms of Artificial Intelligence and data protection. He envisions the widespread utilization of Generative AI to enhance business processes and streamline decision-making for commercial directors and business lawyers alike.

Parviainen's advice to aspiring professionals emphasizes the importance of continuous skill development, international exposure, and maintaining a holistic approach to life beyond work. He advocates for physical fitness and a balanced lifestyle as integral components of personal and professional success.

Beyond his professional commitments, Parviainen enjoys a range of hobbies, including gym workouts, running, soccer, and golf, highlighting the significance of maintaining a well-rounded life outside of the corporate realm.

With his wealth of experience, visionary leadership, and commitment to excellence, Seppo Parviainen continues to shape the landscape of Digital Commerce and contribute significantly to the mission of the International Trade Council.