Board of Directors
Board of Directors
The Board of Directors is in charge of the company’s management and of organising the operations as appropriate. The Board validates the principles concerning the company’s strategy, organisation, accounting and financial control and appoints the company’s CEO. The Board has confirmed the written agenda for its work, which determines the matters that should be handled by the board. The CEO is responsible for executing the company’s strategy and managing current matters in accordance with the instructions and regulations issued by the Board.
According to the company’s articles of association, the Board of Directors has at least three actual members, with seven being the maximum. The annual general meeting will make the decision concerning the board members and their number. The Board will elect a chair from among its members during its term of office. The term of office of the board members will end at the end of the annual general meeting that comes first after the election.
In addition, the Board of Directors has established a Nomination Committee, an Audit Committee and a Remuneration Committee to assist the Board of Directors in the preparation and management of its duties and responsibilities.
CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS; CHAIRMAN OF THE NOMINATION AND REMUNERATION COMMITTEES, M.SC. (TECH.), BORN 1971
Timur Kärki has served as member and full-time Chairman of the Board of Directors since the Extraordinary General Meeting held on 11 December 2019. Kärki is one of the founders of Gofore and served as CEO from 2010–2019 and Head of Project Management from 2002–2010. Kärki previously worked as Technology Director at Wireless Artiﬁcial Intelligence Services Oy (2001–2002), as Production Manager and Senior Software Specialist (1999–2001) at Tietovalta / TJ Group, and as an expert for Sonera Oy (1997–1999). Kärki has been a member of the Board of Ilves Hockey Oy since 2017.
CHAIRMAN OF THE AUDIT COMMITTEE; EXECUTIVE MBA, ABM, BORN 1973
Kristiina Michelsson has been a Board member since 2018. Michelsson is the CEO of Joint Replacement Hospital Coxa Oy. Previously, Michelsson has been the Director at Pohjola Insurance Ltd and Pohjola Terveys Oy (2018–2019), CEO of Finla Työterveys Oy and Tampere Työterveys ry (2014–2017), Business Director and Accounting Manager Controller (2005–2008) for the City of Tampere (2009–2013), and Auditor at KPMG Oy Ab (1999–2004).
Michelsson is on the Board of Directors of A-Insinöörit Group, Tampere-Talo Oy, and Hintsa Performance Oy. Earlier positions of trust include: Board member for the Tampere Chamber of Commerce, Chairman of the Board of the Finnish Workers’ Health Association, Board member for Tampereen Sähkölaitos and Tampereen Sähköverkko Oy, and Board member for Tampereen Messut Oy.
MEMBER OF THE REMUNERATION COMMITTEE, MASTER OF SCIENCE (TECHNOLOGY), BORN 1973
Stefan Baggström has been a Board member since 2019, and works as a business manager, responsible for the health and wellbeing sector, and as a solutions architect at Gofore. Baggström has previous board experience with Movendos Oy. Previously, Baggström has held various roles in software development at Movendos Oy (2012–2016), GE Healthcare Finland Oy (2014–2015), and Nokia Oyj (1997–2012).
MEMBER OF THE NOMINATION, REMUNERATION AND AUDIT COMMITTEES, MASTER OF ARTS, BORN IN 1975
Sami Somero has been a Board member since 2014. Somero is a private investor and board member of several growth companies. Somero has been CEO of Nurmiranta Holdings Oy since 2002 and CEO of Central Office Finland Oy since 2011. Somero previously served as COO of Cybercom Finland Oy (2008–2010) and in business director positions at Almare and Plenware Groups (1999–2008). Somero has held the positions of trust as Chairman of the Board of Nurmiranta Holdings Oy since 2002 and the Chairman of the Board of Tamturbo Oy since 2011. He is a Board member at VividWorks Oy, Anders Innovations Oy, Central Office Finland Oy, Taipuva Consulting Oy since 2011, 7bros Oy since 2014, Nonono.io Oy since 2015 and Shoop Commerce Oy since 2016. Previously a Board member at Leadin Oy (2015–2017), for several companies in the Almare and Plenware Groups (1999–2008).
MEMBER OF THE NOMINATION AND AUDIT COMMITTEES, MASTER OF SCIENCE (TECHNOLOGY), BORN 1976
Mika Varjus has been a Board member since 2018. Varjus is one of the founders of Gofore. Varjus works as a senior architect and consultant for Gofore, and has been developing many new technology and business areas, including enterprise architecture operations for the company. Varjus previously worked for Key Partner Oy (2001–2002), TJ Group Oyj (1999–2001) and Tietovalta Oy (1997–1999).