Speakers Introduction

Dr Ilkka Tomperi, FRICS

Investment Director, Real Estate, Varma Mutual Pension Insurance Company

Ilkka Tomperi is responsible of Varma Mutual Pension Insurance Company’s domestic and international real estate investments totalling ca. €3.8 billion. Varma is one of the largest investors in Finland and also a significant real estate investors in Finland and an active real estate investor across Europe.

Prior to joining Varma in 2013, Ilkka was a Partner at the Nordic private equity firm CapMan’s real estate team. He expanded the real estate operations from Finland to Sweden and was involved in launching a Nordic real estate fund. Prior to CapMan, Ilkka was a Vice President at Franklin Templeton Real Estate Advisors and focused on the sourcing and due diligence of private real estate fund investment opportunities in the European markets being based in Frankfurt. Previously he was the Head of Other Investments and Portfolio Manager of the State Pension Fund (VER) of Finland. In this role, he was responsible for overseeing the state plan’s ca. €600 million portfolio of indirect real estate, private equity and other alternative investments.

Ilkka is a Member of the Management Board of INREV, the European Association for Investors in Non-Listed Real Estate. He is also Member of the Board of Keskinäinen Vakuutusyhtiö Kaleva. Ilkka is a former board member of SATO Oyj and Logicor Oy. He has been an advisory board member of many private equity and private real estate funds. Ilkka received his Ph.D. in Finance, and a Master of Science in Economics from the University of Vaasa in Finland.