Dopplr, the online social tool for smarter travel, has just announced it has appointed my friend Marko Ahtisaari as CEO. Co-founder and founding CEO Lisa Sounio did a great job launching the service and attracting a community of international travellers. She will now become Chairman, board members include Tyler Brûlé of Monocle and Saul Klein of Seedcamp fame.

As the company keeps growing its community and follows its vision of smarter travel Marko’s experience will be extremely valuable. Marko was Director of Design Strategy at Nokia and serves on the board of directors of F-Secure and Artek. Recently he has been Head of Brand & Design at Blyk, the free mobile network for young people funded by advertising.

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