|Work experience||Huurre Group Oy, Chairman of the Board and CEO; several other board memberships and international executive functions|
My background is in ICT, and as a younger man I held the position of a lecturer in the Helsinki University of Technology and an associate professor in the Helsinki School of Economics. After giving in to an industrial career I worked first at Nokia and later at Elektrobit Oyj and K. Hartwall Oy Ab. Nowadays I lead Huurre Group, which is a leading supplier of energy-efficient CO2-based refrigeration systems and related refrigeration automation solutions in the middle of intensive digitalisation.
As well as having an operative role I have been a member or chairman of the board of both unlisted and listed companies for about 15 years. The longest board memberships have been 12 years in Norvestia Oyj (of which 10 years as COB) and in Swiss Ascom AG. Currently, in addition to Huurre Group, I’m also chairman of the board in a Finnish radio technology company Satel Oy.
I became the advisor for Intera’s third fund in March 2017. Together with the excellent team of Intera I believe I will be able to advance the birth of outperforming companies in service, sales and manufacturing industries.