Personnel

Tuomas Oijala

Chief Executive Officer from 2023
Born 1985
Master of Science (Engineering)
Finnish and United States citizen
Company shareholding: 16 534 shares and 0 options

Work history

  • Senior Vice President, New Building Solutions, KONE Plc 7/2023-12/2023
  • Head of Volume Elevator Business, KONE Plc 1/2023-7/2023
  • Managing Director, KONE Denmark 
  • Various positions at Kone Plc during 2008-2017

Janne Poranen

Chair and Member of the Board since 2022
Co-founder of the company
Born 1972
PhD in Physics
Finnish citizen

Not independent of the company, independent of major shareholders

Company shareholding: 2 663 030 shares and 8 000 2020 B options (Each 2020 B option entitles to subscribe to 30 shares)

Work history 

  • CEO at Spinnova Plc between 2014 and 2022
  • Principal Scientist at VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd between 2014 and 2015 
  • Head of Research Area, Fibres and Biobased Materials at VTT Technical Research Centre of  Finland Ltd during 2014 
  • Technology Manager at VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd between 2006 and 2013 
  • Key Account Manager at VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd during 2006 
  • Group Manager at VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd between 2005 and 2006 
  • Deputy Group Manager at VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd between 2002 and  2004 
  • Team Leader, VTT Processes, Fluid Dynamics Team at VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd during 2002 
  • Senior Researcher, VTT Processes at VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd between 2001 and 2002 
  • Expatriate, VTT Processes (University of Maine, Department of Chemical Engineering) at VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd during 2001 
  • Research, VTT Energy at VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd between 1999 and 2001 
  • Researcher positions at the University of Jyväskylä during 1997

Ben Selby

Chief Financial Officer, Deputy CEO
Member of the Management Team since 2021
Born 1983
British and Finnish citizen
Master of Arts degree
Company shareholding: 7 086 shares and 10 950 options (of which 5 950 are 2020 A options and 5 000 2020 B options). (Each 2020 A and 2020 B option entitles to subscribe to 30 shares)

Work history

  • Vice President of Investor Relations and Treasury at Basware between 2017 and 2021
  • Head of Investor Relations at Basware between 2016 and 2017
  • Director at Bank of America Merrill Lynch during 2015
  • Vice President at Bank of America Merrill Lynch between 2012 and 2015
  • Associate at Bank of America Merrill Lynch between 2008 and 2012
  • Analyst at Bank of America Merrill Lynch between 2005 and 2008

Harri Sundvik

Deputy Chair of the Board since 2022; Member of the Board of since 2021; Member of the Audit Committee
Born 1957
British and Finnish citizen
Master’s in Business Administration
Independent of the company and its major shareholders

Company shareholding: 0 shares and 1 250 2020 B options (held by COBL UK Ltd, a company controlled by Sundvik). (Each 2020 B option entitles to subscribe to 30 shares.)

Work history

  • Managing Director of Investment Banking at JPMorgan between 1987 and 2006 (London)
  • Vice Chair, Managing Director of Global Investment Banking at Bank of America Merrill Lynch between 2006 and 2016 (London)

Positions of trust

  • Chair at Aurion Machining Technologies Oy (Sustainable machining) since 2020
  • Chair at ICS Oy (Solar energy technology) since 2019
  • Chair of Dassiet Oy (Sustainable materials & technologies) since 2022

Allan Andersen

Chief Sales Officer
Member of the Management Team since 2022

Born 1973
Danish citizen

Company shareholding: 0 shares and 100 000 2022 A2 options and 100 000 2022 B2 options

Work history

  • Director of Sales, EMEA Distributors & Golf Specialty, 2019–2022
  • Director, Go-to-Market & Commercial Optimization, 2018–2019
  • Chief of Staff, Global Revenue of Under Armour between 2016–2018 
  • Director, International Business Development of Under Armour between 2013–2016
  • Sales Director, Latin America of Adidas Latin America S.A. between 2010–2013
  • Head of Latin Excellence Project of Adidas Latin America S.A. between 2006–2010
  • Senior Key Account Manager of Adidas Latin America S.A. between 2004–2006
  • Product Manager of Adidas Nordic between 2001–2004

Petri Kalliokoski

Member of the Board of since 2023, Member of the Audit Committee
Born 1975
Finnish citizen
Master of Science (ICT)
Independent of the company and its major shareholders
5 800 shares and 0 options

Work history

  • CEO & Entrepreneur, High Metal Oy 2/2018 –
  • Deputy CEO at VTT between 2016 and 2018
  • Executive Vice President (ICT & Electronics) at VTT between 2014 and 2018
  • Senior Vice President (Strategy & Business Development) at VTT between 2010 and 2013
  • CEO VTT International (part-time) at VTT between 2010 and 2015
  • Vice President (Innovation) at VTT between 2006 and 2009
  • Team Leader (Industrial Management) at VTT between 2002 and 2005
  • Research positions at VTT between 1999 and 2001
  • Technical Sales (part-time), Etherma Scandinavia Oy between 1997 and 1998

Positions of trust

  • Chair, SPL Company Oy, ukko.fi (Fintech and SaaS software) 2018 –
  • Member of the Board at Business Finland, 2024 –
  • Chair, mcare Group Oy (Mobile devices lifecycle services) 2018 – 2023
  • Chair, The Warming Surfaces Company Oy (start-up) 2023 –
  • Member, Innovestor Group Oy (Venture capital, real estate) 2020 –
  • Chair of the Board at Mielipalvelut Oy (Therapy services) between 2021 and 2023
  • Chair of the Board at Innovestor Ventures Oy (Venture capital) between 2018 and 2021
  • Vice Chair of the Board at Energent Oy (Air ventilation equipments) between 2015 and 2021
  • Vice Chair of the Board at SopValm Oy (Manufacturing services) between 2015 and 2019
  • Chair & Vice Chair of the Board at Makron Group Oy (Machinery workshop) between 2010 and 2019
  • Member, Gasera Oy (Measurement Devices) between 2018 and 2019
  • Chair of the Board at VTT Ventures Oy (Venture capital) between 2012 and 2018
  • Chair of the Board at VTT Expert Services Oy (currently Eurofins Oy) between 2016 and 2018
  • Member of the Board at DIMECC Oy between 2016 and 2018
  • Member of the Board at Technology Industries of Finland 2021 –
  • Member of the Board at Research Impact Foundation 2018 –
  • Vice Chair of the Board at the New Work Association 2021
  • Deputy member of the Board at Technology Industries of Finland between 2018 and 2020
  • Chair of the Board at ICT Labs Helsinki between 2015 and 2017

Santeri Heinonen

Chief Operating Officer
Member of the Management Team since 2023
Born 1974
Finnish citizen
Master of Science (Economics)
Company shareholding: 15 648 shares

Work experience:

  • Chief HR Officer, Spinnova Oyj, 2023-2024
  • Senior Manager, Global Talent Development, Valmet Oyj, 2013-2023
  • Manager, Compensation & Benefits, Metso Shared Services Oy, 2009-2012
  • HR Controller, Metso Paper Oy, 2005-2009
  • Business accounting, Global Service Operations, Metso Paper Oy, 2003-2004
  • Various HR roles, Metso Paper Oy, 2000-2003

Lasse Holopainen

Chief Revenue Officer
Member of the Management Team since 2022
Born 1981
Master of Laws
Finnish citizen
Company shareholding: 5 964 shares, 40 000 2022 A1 options, 40 000 2022 B1 options, 60 000 2022 A3 options and 60 000 2022 B3 options

Work history

  • General Counsel and Board Secretary, Spinnova Oyj, 2022-2024
  • Senior Licensing Manager, Nokia Technologies 2017-2021
  • Senior Legal Counsel, Nokia Corporation, 2015-2017
  • Director of Operations and Legal, Tuxera Inc, 2013-2015
  • Associate Lawyer, Roschier,Attorneys Ltd, 2009-2013

Hanna Liiri

Member of the Board of Directors since 2018; Member of the Audit Committee
Born 1970
Finnish citizen
Master of Science (Economics)
Independent of the company and its major shareholders
Company shareholding: 4 048 680 shares (held by Besodos Investors Oy) 12 500 (personal holding) and 0 options

Work history

  • Managing Partner and Portfolio Manager at Besodos Investors Oy since 2005
  • Stockbroker at United Bankers Securities between 1999 and 2004
  • Assistant in Financing at Jaakko Pöyry Group in 1999
  • Various positions in Financial Administration in Finland and Germany at GS-Hydro Group between 1991 and 1998

Positions of trust

  • Member of the Board of Directors of Rester Oy since 2022
  • Member of the Board of Directors of Woodly Oy since 2017
  • Member of the Board of Directors of Paptic Oy since 2015
  • Member of the Board of Directors of GuardianX Technologies Ltd between 2019 and 2020
  • Member of the Board of Directors Sellusta Finland Oy/Sukarwood between 2016 and 2018
  • Substitute member of the Board of Directors of Spinnova Oy between 2014 and 2018