This is our team of experts

our experts

Meet our highly skilled team

Our team has more than 70 international professionals in Finland and abroad. These people have a unique combination of innovation consulting, leadership and project management skills coupled with vast industry and technology knowledge in our focus segments.

Pekka Koponen

Founder, Chair, M.Sc (Tech), MBA

+358 40 545 0008

Laura Koponen

Chief Executive Officer, D.Sc. (Tech.)

+358 40 350 0898

Risto Savolainen

Vice President, Sustainable Industries, M.Sc. (Tech.)

+358 50 523 8628

Patrick Halford

Vice President, Digital Industries

+358 40 770 8354

Maria Papina

Director, Growth Companies, M.Sc. (Econ.), M.Sc. (Eng.)

Swe: +46 70 844 9777; Fin: +358 40 770 0055

Niklas Weckström

Vice President, New Business, M.Sc.

+358 45 268 36 22

Mikko J. Salminen

Director, Open Innovation, M.Sc.

+358 50 387 0007

Matti Kuusisto

Chief Financial Officer, M.Sc.

+358 50 553 9257

Dijana Soininen

Head of People and Culture, BBA

+358 400 248 973

Petri Vilén

Creative Director, M.Sc. (Econ.)

+358 40 706 9094

Markku Heino

Principal Consultant, Ecosystem Leader, D.Sc. (Tech.)

+358 40 719 1221

Pirjo Pasanen

Director and Team Leader for ICT&Electronics, Ph.D.

+358 50 483 6250

Kaisu Leppänen

Director and Team Leader for Bioeconomy, M.Sc. (Chem.)

+358 44 288 4824

Timo Ropponen

Director and Team Leader for Manufacturing and Energy, D.Sc. (Tech.)

+358 50 588 0440

Rohit Sood

Senior Manager and Team Leader for Health Tech, Ph.D. (Chem), MBA

+358 50 530 2863

Veera Mustonen

Director and Team Leader for Smart Cities and Mobility, M.Sc.

+358 40 508 4022

Eeva Viinikka

Principal Consultant, D.Sc. (Tech.)

+358 40 024 4099

Joni Turunen

Project Director, M.Sc. (Tech.)

+358 40 199 4776

Veronica Santini

Senior Manager, Ph.D.

+49 (0)3058913342

Anu Ilmonen

Senior Manager and Team Leader for Defence and Security, M.Sc. (Tech.)

+358 400 263251

Riikka Paasikivi

Senior Consultant, M.Sc. (Chem.Eng.)

+358 50 521 5944

Lauri Aikala

Senior Consultant, M.Sc. (Chem.Eng.)

+358 50 3737 200

Jani Peurakoski

Senior Consultant, M.Sc. (Econ)

+358 50 344 7739

Jyrki Salmi

Senior Consultant, M.Sc. (For.Econ.)

+358 50 305 4970

Robert Roozeman

Senior Consultant, Lic.Sc.

+358 50 320 1400

Sari Kola

Senior Consultant, Strategy & Innovation Management, D.Sc. (Tech.)

+358 40 5416461

Simo-Pekka Leino

Senior Consultant, D.Sc. (Tech.)

+358 40 737 7184

Sameer Khan

Senior Consultant, B.E. (Mech.)

+358 50 911 0233

Satu Ek

Senior Project Manager, D.Sc. (Tech.)

+358 44 241 7344

Pekka Torvinen

Senior Project Manager, D.Sc. (Tech.)

+358 50 344 4322

Maria Rinkkala

Senior Project Manager, M.Sc. (Tech.)

+358 50 3705938

Mikael Sundholm

Senior Project Manager, M.Sc. (Tech.)

+358 40 554 4851

Giancarlo Pastor

Senior Project Manager, Ph.D., MBA

+358 50 431 7360

John Sperryn

Senior Project Manager, M.Sc.

+358 45 314 8404

Miguel Lopes

Senior Project Manager, M.Sc, Ph.D.

+358 50 401 0015

Leena Vedenpää

Senior Project Manager, M.Sc (Tech.), M.Sc (Econ.)

+358 50 560 60 53

Antero Vesterinen

Senior Project Manager, M.Sc. (Econ.)

+358 50 3551898

Mirja Andersson

Senior Project Manager, Ph.D. (Polymer Chem.), VoT

+358 50 4477 559

Pentti Launonen

Ecosystem Leader and Senior Project Manager, M.Sc. (Tech.)

+358 50 477 0306

Anssi Savisalo

Program Partner for Business Finland, M.Sc. (Arch.)

+358 41 5389 353

Edward Mutafungwa

Senior Project Manager, D.Sc. (Tech.)

+358 50 435 5673

Malin Tverin

Project Manager, Ph.D.

+358 40 5603 442

Andreas Lindberg

Project Manager, M.Sc. (Tech.)

+358 50 570 4796

Jayden Khakurel

Project Manager, D.Sc, (Tech.)

+358 50 478 3637

Sonja Auvinen

Project Manager, M.Sc. (Tech.)

+358 50 313 6175

Jari Herranen

Project Manager, M.Sc. (Chem.)

+358 40 718 5267

Michael Saulny

Project Manager, M.Sc. (Tech.)

+358 41 507 5704

Sergei Chekurov

Project Manager, D.Sc. (Tech.)

+358 50 590 8649

Saija Juslén

Project Manager, M.Soc.Sc.

+358 50 477 2600

Cloé Balloch

Project Manager, Master’s degree in Defence

+358 50 434 4040

Marianna Mea

Project Manager, Ph.D.

+39 3293943598

Eerika Ala-Kantti

Marketing Manager, M.Sc. (Econ.)

+358 50 475 3940

Aino Heiska

Innovation Consultant, M.Sc. (Econ.)

+358 400 265 641

Marja Jallinoja

Innovation Consultant, M.Sc. (Tech.)

+358 50 478 7408

Vilja Vara

Consultant, M.Sc. (Tech.)

+358 40 744 2002

Janne Kaukojärvi

Consultant, M.Sc. (Eng.)

Swe: +46 70 844 9760; Fin: +358 50 528 6197

Anna Laitinen

Consultant, M, Sc, (Agr. & For.)

+358 46 920 8868

Miisa Salmela

Consultant, M.Sc. (Econ.)

+358 44 067 1681

Elisabeth Packalén

Consultant, M.Sc. (Econ.)

+358 50 323 2589

Minna Lahtinen

Consultant, M.Sc. (Chem.)

+358 50 471 8867

Diederick Stellingsma

Consultant, M.Sc. (Business)

+358 50 467 1038

Virpi Martikainen

Consultant

+358 50 436 5544

Germain Courtois

Consultant, M.Sc.

+358 50 3058 267

Vanessa Salmela

Consultant, M.Sc. (Econ.)

+358 45 133 3735

Satu Huotari

Consultant, M.Soc.Sc.

+358 40 847 4112

Maarit Liimatta

Communications Specialist, M.A., MTi

+358 50 518 9467

Katri Saarinen

Financial Coordinator, BBA

+358 40 743 0912

Franklin Nguyen

Digital Marketing and Sales Specialist, BABA16

+358 50 911 3989

Hilla Pohjalainen

Analyst, M.Sc. (Tech.)

+358 50 340 9107

Renuka Natarajan

Analyst, Ph.D. (Neuroimmunology)

+358 40 716 2120

Maria Heinonen

Analyst, B.Sc.

+358 50 317 0051

Jussi Ryynänen Chavarria

Analyst, B.A. in Industrial Design

+358 50 313 1987

Johannes Ahvo

Junior Analyst, B.Soc.Sc.

+358 50 516 3947

Virpi Palokangas

Executive Assistant

+358 40 351 3710