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The Times: My feathered friends, I love you to death

September 20, 2007
Martin Waller: City Diary

Jorma Ollila, the former chief executive of Nokia and now chairman of Royal Dutch Shell, has been setting the record straight.

He has no intention, he tells CNBC Europe in an interview tonight, of running for the presidency of Finland, contrary to suggestions there by the country’s former finance minister. And he is a keen ornithologist with a great fondness for birds. Grouse, ptarmigan, he loves them so much he shoots them with a shotgun at his “summer place”, having switched his affections from moose, deer and a rifle. “So I enjoy being in the nature,” he says. So much so that he shoots lots of it.

It must be a cultural, Finnish thing. and its also non-profit sister websites,,,,, and are all owned by John Donovan. There is also a Wikipedia article.

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