Board of Directors

Sami Somero

Chairman of the Board

b 1975
Master of Science
Member of the Board of Directors since 2011
Sami Somero is a private investor and board member of several growth companies. Somero was a founding partner and business director for ten years at Plenware Oy, which acted as a partner in the telecommunications industry and manufacturing industry in product development projects for intelligent machines and devices. The company employed more than 600 people in five countries. Since Cybercom’s acquisition of Plenware Oy, Somero has worked as an investor and board professional in several internationally operating growth companies.

Concurrent positions of trust: 
Chairman of the Board:
Haarla Oy, Lean Entries Oy

Board member:
7Bros Oy, Anders Innovations Oy, BON GAMES OY, Central Office Finland Oy, Gofore Oyj, Nurmiranta Holdings Oy, Radientum Oy, Shoop Commerce Oy, Taipuva Consulting Oy, Varaani Works Oy, VividWorks Oy, Ylöjärven Pienteollisuustalo Oy

Deputy board member:
Gear Rink Sport Oy, ProcuWare Oy

Heidi Ahonen

b 1978
Master of Social Sciences
Member of the Board of Directors since 2020

Heidi Ahonen is a private equity professional with about 20 years of experience in both the private and public private equity industries. Heidi Ahonen has strong experience in managing venture capital funds, most recently as Investment Director at Veraventure Oy, a subsidiary responsible for Finnvera Oyj’s venture capital operations. In addition, Heidi Ahonen has solid experience of board work in growth companies.

Concurrent positions of trust:
Board member:
Airmodus Oy, CapHolder Oy, Nostetta Ventures Oy, Surveypal Oy

Deputy board member:
Xwoop Oy

Hannu Rusanen

b 1957
Master of Science in Engineering
Member of the Board of Directors since 2020

Hannu Rusanen has approximately 30 years of experience in the manufacturing industry, most recently from Konecranes Oyj’s management team, as President of the Industrial Equipment business area. Hannu Rusanen has been with Konecranes since 2003, before which he was with ABB, where he was responsible for ABB’s Finnish maintenance operations, among other things.

Concurrent positions of trust:
Chairman of the Board:
Kantriina Oy, Tamspecta Oy

Board member:
Norrhydro Group Oy

Veli-Pekka Tiittanen

b 1964
Master of Science in Engineering
Member of the Board of Directors since 2020
Veli-Pekka Tiittanen has over 30 years of experience in the manufacturing industry, starting with Ahlstrom and last 20 years at Sulzer. He has been working in operations, procurement, sales and service management positions before present general management assignment as Head of Industry Business Unit. Veli-Pekka is management team member of Sulzer Pumps Equipment, the largest division of Sulzer.

Concurrent positions of trust:
Chairman of the Board:
Sulzer Pumps Finland Oy
Sulzer Dalian Pumps & Compressors Ltd.
Sulzer Pumps Solutions Inc.
Sulzer Ensival Moret France SASU

Board member:
EMW Design Designated Activity Company Ltd.

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