Executive Board

Heikki Hiltunen
CEO and President
b. 1962, B.Sc. Computer Science

Earlier worked as Senior Vice President and Head of Global Sales, Marketing and Service for Danfoss Drives 2014–2017; Executive Vice President and Deputy to the CEO for Vacon Plc. 2002–2014; Vice President for Europe, Middle East and Africa, and CEO for Tellabs Ltd. in Finland, Tellabs Inc. 2000–2002; and a range of international management and leadership positions for Honeywell Inc. during 1986–2002 in Finland, Germany and the USA. Current key positions of trust are Chairman of the Board SM-Liiga Oy and Chairman of the Board Hockey-Team Vaasan Sport Oy.
Esa Myllylä
Chief Operating Officer (COO), retiring 3/2022
b. 1958, B.Sc. Engineering, Telecommunication technology
Previously served as iLOQ’s CEO 2017, Executive Vice President, Deputy CEO 2015–2017 and General Manager 2014–2015. Earlier worked as Head of Oulu factory for Nokia Siemens Networks 2007–2013; several management positions for Nokia Networks 1995–2007; Production Director for Jutron Oy 1994–1995; and Financial Manager, Production Manager, Development Engineer for Rautaruukki New Technologies 1985–1994.
Tomi Karjalainen
Chief Innovation Officer
b. 1978, The Vocational Qualification in Business and Administration (QBA)

Previously served as iLOQ’s Chief Product Officer 2019–2021, Chief Sales Officer Nordics 2017–2019, Chief Sales Officer and Marketing Officer 2015–2017, Head of Sales Finland 2012–2015 and Sales Manager 2009–2012. Earlier worked as Sales Director, Building construction 2006–2008 and Sales Manager for Lukkoexpert Oy 2002–2006.
Joni Lampinen
Chief Marketing Officer (CMO)
b. 1977, MBA and BBA (marketing), CBM Certified board member

Earlier worked as Vice President, Marketing for Danfoss A/S 2015–2017; and Director, Brand and Marketing Communications for Vacon Plc 2012–2014.
Veli-Pekka Autio
Chief Production Officer (CPO)
b. 1970, B.Sc. Machine Automation

Earlier worked as Transportation/Control Tower manager for Nokia, Oulu 2015–2016; HUB Manager, Global distribution center for Nokia The Netherlands 2012–2015; Production Manager, NPI production for Nokia Siemens Networks Oulu 2010–2012; Manufacturing Engineering Manager for Nokia Siemens Networks India 2008–2010; Production Manager for Nokia Oulu 2005–2008; and in various positions for Nokia Oulu 1997–2005.
Minna Tuomikoski
Chief HR Officer
b. 1976, M.Sc. Education

Earlier worked as Human Resources Director for Luovi Vocational (2009–2018, responsible for strategic human resource management and its development and change management; Group HR Manager, HR Manager, Finland and HR Coordinator for PKC Group Oyj 2004–2009, taking responsibility for strategic HR management globally.
Timo Ainali
Chief Technology Officer (CTO)
b. 1969, M.Sc. Electrical Engineering

Earlier worked as Director, R&D and Operations for EXFO Homeland Security 2017–2019; Director, R&D for EXFO 2010–2017; Executive Vice President for IP Solutions 2008–2010; Vice President, R&D for NetHawk Oyj 2003–2008; and Senior Program Manager 2002–2003, Head of R&D, Special Products 1999–2002, and several R&D positions in R&D for Nokia 1994–1999.
Thomas Thörewik
Chief Sales Officer (CSO)
b. 1969, M.Sc. Economics

Earlier worked as Senior Vice President, Head of Global Sales & Services for Danfoss Drives (2017–2020); Vice President for Danfoss Drives 2015–2017; Vice President, Northern & Eastern Europe for Vacon Plc 2013–2015; Managing Director for Vacon Drives A/S 2009–2013; Managing Director for Vacon AB 2008–2013; and Manager at Omron Electronics AB 2000–2008.
Timo Pirskanen
Chief Financial Officer (CFO)
b. 1969, M.Sc. Electrical Engineering

Earlier worked as CFO for Adapteo Plc; CFO for Kotipizza Oyj 2015–2019; Vice President, Investor Relations for Rautaruukki Oyj 2011–2015; and equity analysis management positions in Finland for Deutsche Bank AG 2004–2011. Prior to that, he worked in various expert positions in corporate finance and venture capital (1997–2004) and as an auditor (1995–1997). The international financial publication Finance Monthly chose Pirskanen as its 2017 CFO in Finland. Current key position of trust is Board member in Vesivek Oy.