Pekka Koponen

Chairman

Education:

MBA from IMD, Lausanne, Switzerland
MSc in Computer Science and Engineering, University of Oulu, Finland

Relevant experience and positions of trust:

Founder and former CEO of Spinverse
Chairman, Working Group on Innovation, Technology Industries of Finland (2018- )
Managing Director, Sunshine Kaidi (Finland) New Energy Co. Ltd. (2016)
Various positions from R&D to Marketing, Sales, Venturing and Strategy, Nokia (1990-2004)

Tuomas Airisto

Board member

Education:

MSc in Business, University of Turku, Finland

Relevant experience and positions of trust:

Chief Commercial Officer (B2B), Sanoma Media Finland (2019-)
CEO, Avidly Suomi (2012-2018)
Managing Director, Talentum Events Oy (2010)
Chairman of the Board, Zeeland Media Group (2015-2018)
Member of the Board, Sugar Helsinki Oy (2015-2018)
Member of the Board, Multiprint Oy, (2008-2015)

Laura Koponen

Board member

Education:

DSc in Technology, Aalto University, Finland

Relevant experience and positions of trust:

Managing Director of Spinverse, (2015-)
Member of the Board, 3DBear (2016-)
Various positions at Spinverse (2008-2015)

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Tomas Hedenborg

Board member

Education:

MSc in Mechanical Engineering, Helsinki Technical University (now Aalto), Finland

Relevant experience and positions of trust:

Group CEO, Fastems Oy Ab (2013-now)
President and CEO, Finn-Power Oy (2005-2011)
President and CEO, HBPO Group (2000-2005)
President, Orgalim (2015-)
Chairman, DIMECC Ltd (2013-2016)
Member of the Board, Kemppi Oy (2018-)
Member of the Board, Meconet Oy (2019-)

Jorma Turunen

Board member

Education:

MBA from Helsinki School of Economics, Finland
MSc in Chemical Engineering, University of Oulu, Finland

Relevant experience and positions of trust:

CEO, Technology Industries in Finland (2010-2018)
President and CEO, Finpro (2006-2010)
President and CEO, Stonesoft (2002-2004)

Markko Vaarnas

Board member

Education:

MSc in International Business, Helsinki School of Economics, Finland

Relevant experience and positions of trust:

Managing Partner and Co-Founder, Takeoff Partners (2015-)
Various Chairman positions (Huone Events Hotels 2017-, Futures Platform 2016-, Meetingpackage.com 2015-, Boardman Grow 2018)
Co-Founder and CEO, Global Intelligence Alliance (1995-2014)
Various Board positions (Spinverse 2016-, Finnish Business Angel Network 2019-, LATO Strategy Tool 2015-2018, Deep Lead Inc. 2015-2018, etc.)

Niklas Weckström

Board member

Education:

MSc in Engineering, Helsinki University of Technology, Finland
Professional Designation in International Business Management, UCLA, US

Relevant experience and positions of trust:

Vice President New Business, Spinverse Oy (2017-
Managing Partner, Spinverse Management Consulting Oy (2015-2017)
Senior Principal, Head of Management Consulting Middle East, Pöyry (2012-2015)
Director of Operations/Board member, RiffGO (2009-2011)
Managing Director, Wave Consulting FZE (2008-2009)

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