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