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 the company since December 2019. Previously Nylund acted as the director responsible for mergers and acquisitions of the company in 2019 and for the company’s management consulting services business during 2016–2019. Previously Nylund also acted as Business Manager for IT management specialist services in the Company during 2012-2015 and as Senior Consultant during 2010–2011. Nylund previously acted as Technology Manager at Enfo Oyj during 2005–2010 and as Technology Director at Capnova Oy during 2001–2005 and as an entrepreneur specialised in IT services during 1998–2001. Nylund has also acted as member of the Board at CCEA Oy since 2020 and at Capnova Oy during 2008–2018. 

TEPPO TALVINKO

CFO, MSc ECONOMICS, BORN 1966

Teppo Talvinko has acted as the company’s CFO since 2020. He has previously acted as the CFO at Nurminen Logistics Plc during 2018–2019, at Maintpartner Suomi Oy during 2014–2018, at Ixonos Oyj during 2013–2014, at FCG Finnish Consulting Group Ltd during 2009–2013 and at SITA Finland Oy during 2005–2009. Talvinko served as member of the Board at Nurminen Logistics Services Oy and RW Logistics Oy during 2018–2020 as well as in Nurminen Maritime Latvia SIA and Nurminen Maritime UAB during 2019–2020

JUHA VIRTANEN

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

Juha Virtanen has acted as Director of Sales and Customer value at the company since 2016. Previously, Virtanen acted as Director of Software Development Services of the company during 2012–2015 and Director of Sales and Marketing during 2007–2011. Prior to this, Virtanen served as Director of Sales and Marketing at DiCode during 2005–2007 and as Business Developer at ProApac during 2004–2005. Virtanen has acted as Chairman of the Board of JV-Rakennus Oy since 2016.

PETRA SIEVINEN

DIRECTOR, MARKETING & COMMUNICATIONS, BBA, BORN 1969

Petra Sievinen has acted as the company’s Director of Marketing and Communications since 2019. Previously, Sievinen worked as the company’s communications strategist during 2018–2019. Prior to this, Sievinen worked at International Business Machines Corporation (IBM) with responsibility for IBM Finland’s External Communications during 2016–2018, as Marketing Director at Descom Oy during 2014–2015 and as Marketing Manager in Integware Oy during 2008–2009 and as Sales Manager at Descom Oy during 2005–2008. In addition, Sievinen acted as the Founding Partner of Growthsetters Oy during 2016–2017.

TERHI VESANEN

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

Terhi Vesanen has acted as Director, Growth Platform and Digitalisation at the company since 2019. Previously, she acted as the company’s Senior Service Architect, being responsible for project management services during 2015–2019. Prior to this, Vesanen worked as Senior Consultant at Hss Consulting Oy during 2013–2014, as Director responsible for project operations at Symbio Oy during 2010–2012, in several product development management positions at Nokia Corporation during 1995-2009, as Senior Researcher at VTT Technology Research Centre of Finland during 1990–1994, as well as Software Designer at Hollming Oy Elektroniikka during 1985–1989.

AKI KOIKKALAINEN

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

Aki-Tapani Koikkalainen has been Director of Digital Services Development at the company since 2021. Previously he was acting as the company’s Site Lead in Helsinki during 2019-2020. Koikkalainen was previously CEO of Solinor Oy during 2013–2019 and CFO during 2012–2013, before the company merged with Gofore in January 2019 in a corporate acquisition. Koikkalainen has also acted as Chief Operating Officer at Effmag Oy during 2010-2012 and Chief Operating Officer at Biozone Scientific International Oy during 2009-2010.

ELJA KIRJAVAINEN

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

Elja Kirjavainen has acted as the Director of Digital Transformation Advisory Services of the company since 2020. He has also acted as CEO of the company’s subsidiary Gofore Lead Oy (previously Silver Planet Oy) since 2017. Previously he has acted as Senior Vice President at Capgemini SE in the Business Platforms unit during 2016–2017, as Senior Vice President in the Offshore Services Europe unit during 2013–2016, as Senior Vice President in the Application Services Nordics unit during 2011–2013, as Vice President in the Sales Director Finland unit during 2007–2011 and as Director of the Public Sector Finland unit during 2004–2007. Kirjavainen has acted as member of the Board in EMK Invest Oy since 2017. Previously, Kirjavainen acted as member of the Board at Eigenvalue Oy during 2004–2017.

SANNA HILDÈN

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

Sanna Hildén has been Director of Human Resources at the company since 2021. Prior to this, she worked in the service of the company in the position of Senior Management Consultant during 2019–2020. Previously, Hildén acted as an entrepreneur at Välke Oy during 2018–2019, as HR Director in Pihlajalinna Plc during 2015–2018, as Senior Researcher and Project Manager at the Tampere University of Technology during 2010–2014, as an entrepreneur in Art Partners Finland Oy during 2003–2010 and in managerial positions in Nokia Corporation during 1998–2002. Hildén has acted as member of the Board at Freia Oy since 2020. Previously Hildén has acted as member of the Board at Välke Oy during 2018–2020.

MIIKA NURMINEN

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

Miika-Markus Nurminen has been Director of Digital Quality Assurance services at the company since 2020. He has also acted as CEO of the company’s subsidiary Qentinel Finland Oy since 2020. Prior to this, Nurminen worked for QPR Software Corporation as Business Operations Director and member of the Management Team during 2015–2020, as Overall Architecture Solutions Director during 2011–2014, as Director of the Business Process Management software product line during 2009–2010, as Product Development Director during 2008–2009 and as Leading Consultant, Director of Customer Support and Internal Information Management, as well as Leading Product Manager during 1999–2007.

KALLE MÄKI

GENERAL COUNSEL, LL.M.,BORN 1984

Kalle Mäki has acted as General Counsel of the company since January 2021. Previously, he acted in the service of the company as a Legal Counsel during 2018–2020. Prior to this, Mäki worked as Senior Associate at Roschier Attorneys Ltd during 2017–2018, at SOK Corporation as Senior Legal Counsel in 2017 and as Legal Counsel during 2014–2016, as well as at Bird & Bird Attorneys Ltd as an Associate during 2012–2013. Mäki has acted as member of the Board at Rebase Consulting Ltd since 2020.