CEO and Executive Team

CEO and Executive Team

Group Executive Team

The Board of Directors elects the company’s CEO. The CEO manages and develops the company’s business operations and is in charge of its operative management in accordance with the instructions issued by the Board. The CEO reports to the Board. The CEO manages the company’s current executive matters in accordance with the Board’s instructions and is responsible for ensuring that the company’s accounts adhere to the law and that financial management is reliable.

Executive team assists the CEO in developing and administering operations. The Board of Directors nominates the executive team.

MIKAEL NYLUND

CEO, STUD. OF TECH., BORN 1975

Mikael Nylund has served as CEO of Gofore since December 2019 and was responsible for mergers and acquisitions (2019) and the management consulting business (2016-2019) At Gofore, Nylund has also acted as Business Manager for IT Management specialist services (2012-2015) and as senior consultant (2010-2011). Nylund previously acted as as Technology Manager at Enfo (2005-2010) and as Technology Director at Capnova Oy (2001-2005).

TEPPO TALVINKO

CFO, MSc ECONOMICS, BORN 1966

Teppo Talvinko has been the CFO at Gofore since May 2020. Prior to this, he has acted as the CFO at Nurminen Logistics Oyj, Maintpartner Oy and Ixonos Plc.

JUHA VIRTANEN

DIRECTOR, SALES AND CUSTOMER VALUE, MSc ECONOMICS, BORN 1977

Juha Virtanen has been director of sales and customer value at Gofore since 2016 and was acting as director of software development services (2012-2015) and director of sales and marketing (2007-2011). Prior to this, Virtanen served as director of sales and marketing at DiCode (2005-2007) and business developer at ProApac (2004-2005).

Petra Sievinen

PETRA SIEVINEN

DIRECTOR, MARKETING & COMMUNICATIONS, BBA, BORN 1969

Petra Sievinen has been Gofore’s Director of Marketing and Communications since August 2019. Sievinen has previously worked as a communications strategist at Gofore since 2018. Prior to Gofore, Sievinen worked at IBM with responsibility for IBM Finland’s External Communications (2016–2018). Before that, Sievinen served as Director of Marketing at Descom (2014–2015) and in several sales and marketing positions (2005–2014).

TERHI VESANEN

DIRECTOR, GROWTH PLATFORM AND DIGITALISATION, MSc TECH., BORN 1960

Terhi Vesanen has been director, growth platform and digitalisation at Gofore since August 2019, and was responsible for project manager services (2015-2019). Prior to this, Vesanen has worked as a consultant at Hss Consulting Oy (2013-2014), as Project Director at Symbio Oy (2010-2012), in several product development management positions at Nokia Oyj (1995-2009), and as senior researcher at VTT Technology Research Centre of Finland (1990-1994), as well as, as a software designer at Hollming Oy (1986-1989) and Kone Oy (1984-1985).

AKI KOIKKALAINEN

DIRECTOR, DIGITAL SERVICES DEVELOPMENT, MSc TECH., BORN 1982

Aki Koikkalainen has been director of digital services development at Gofore since January 2021 and was acting as a Site Lead (2019-2020). Koikkalainen was previously CEO of Solinor Oy (2013-2019), before the company merged with Gofore in January 2019. Prior to this, Koikkalainen has acted as Chief Operating Officer at Effmag Oy (2010-2012) and Chief Operating Officer at Biozone Scientific International Oy (2009-2010).

ELJA KIRJAVAINEN

DIRECTOR, DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION AND MD, GOFORE LEAD OY, MSc TECH., BORN 1974

Elja Kirjavainen has been the director of digital transformation services at Gofore since January 2021 and acted as the director of advisory services (2020). Kirjavainen is also the CEO of Gofore Lead Oy, a subsidiary of Gofore. Prior to this, Kirjavainen has worked at Capgemini for several years in sales and business development positions.

SANNA HILDÈN

DIRECTOR, PEOPLE OPERATIONS, D.Sc. TECH., BORN 1974

Sanna Hildén has been director of people operations at Gofore since January 2021. Prior to this, Hildén has been a HR Director in Pihlajalinna Plc (2015-2018). Hildén has also held executive management positions in several companies in the insurance and technology industries. Hildén has a PhD in the field of strategic change management (2004). Hildén has also acted as a post-doc project manager at the Tampere University of Technology in a research consortium investigating the relationship between learning and organizational performance and innovation (2011-2014).

MIIKA NURMINEN

DIRECTOR, DIGITAL QUALITY ASSURANCE AND MD, QENTINEL FINLAND OY, MBA, BORN 1969 

Miika Nurminen has been Director of digital quality assurance services at Gofore since January 2021. Nurminen is also the CEO of Qentinel Finland Oy, a subsidiary of Gofore Group. Prior to this, Nurminen has worked for QPR Software Corporation in various consultancy, sales and management positions and as a member of the Executive Management Team.

KALLE MÄKI

GENERAL COUNSEL, LL.M.,BORN 1984

Kalle Mäki has been General Counsel at Gofore since January 2021 and was managing Gofore Group’s legal and contractual matters in 2018-2020. Prior to this, Mäki has worked as a lawyer at Roschier Attorneys Ltd. (2017-2018), SOK Corporation (2014-2017) and Bird & Bird Attorneys Ltd (2012-2013).