Antti Aarnio-Wihuri

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Antti Aarnio-Wihuri
Born
Antti Ilmari Aarnio-Wihuri

(1940-02-24) February 24, 1940 (age 78)
NationalityFinnish
OccupationBusinessman
Net worth$1.0 billion

Antti Ilmari Aarnio-Wihuri (born 24 February 1940 in Turku) is a Finnish billionaire businessman. He heads the Wihuri Group, a Finnish diversified conglomerate that has been in existence for over 100 years. It employs over 5,000, and is involved in the industries of packaging, food distribution, aviation and construction equipment retail, private jet charter, and ambulance services.[1] He himself is the largest single shareholder in the Canadian packaging company Winpak.[2]

Aarnio-Wihuri is also known as a former race driver and team principal.[3] With Leo Kinnunen, the AAW Racing Team won the Interserie three times in the early 1970s.[3] Aarnio-Wihuri has later supported young drivers such as Valtteri Bottas.[3]

Results at track[edit]

Date Race Car Driver/drivers Team Position
12.9.1965 Artukainen [GT] Porsche 904 Aarnio-Wihuri 1.
5.6.1966 Artukainen [Specials] Porsche 904 Aarnio-Wihuri 1.
19.6.1966 Keimola [GT/S] Porsche 906 Aarnio-Wihuri 1.
26.6.1966 Rovaniemi [S/GT] Porsche 906 Aarnio-Wihuri 1.
24.8.1966 Keimola [S2.0] Porsche 906 Aarnio-Wihuri raced
11.9.1966 Artukainen [Specials] Porsche 904 Aarnio-Wihuri 1.
23.4.1967 Artukainen [Specials] Porsche 906 Aarnio-Wihuri 1.
28.5.1967 1000 km Nürburgring Porsche 906 Aarnio-Wihuri / Troberg Antti Aarnio-Wihuri DNA
19.5.1968 1000 km Nürburgring Porsche 906 Toivonen / Aarnio-Wihuri VW-Auto Oy DNF
1.6.1969 1000 km Nürburgring Porsche 906 In entry list only Sten Axelsson 13.
31.5.1970 1000 km Nürburgring Porsche 911 S In entry list only Racing Team AAW 14.

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.wihuri.fi/en/wihuri Company Website
  2. ^ https://www.forbes.com/profile/antti-aarnio-wihuri-1/?list=billionaires Forbes profile
  3. ^ a b c ""Otin lompakon, annoin isälle rahat ja sanoin, että osta renkaat – ja jos poika pärjää, niin tuo se käymään" – moottoriurheilun mesenaatti Antti Aarnio-Wihuri on Valtteri Bottaksen uran vahva edistäjä". Yle (in Finnish). 19 January 2018. Retrieved 26 November 2018.