Board of Directors

Chris Lybaert

Chairman of the Board

b 1963
Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering
Member of the Board of Directors since 2021.

Chris Lybaert has over 31 years of experience in industrial air compressors, of which 26 years in different Oil-free compressor business and technology development management positions at Atlas Copco. From 2008 to 2016 he led the Atlas Copco Oil-free Air Division as the President.

Concurrent positions of trust:
CEO of DeLGr BV

Sami Somero

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 over 20 years of experience in both private and public private equity industries. Heidi is currently a managing director of a regional venture capital company Nostetta Ventures Oy, and she has strong experience in managing venture capital funds. Previously Heidi worked at Veraventure Oy, a subsidiary of Finnvera Oyj, and led the venture capital operations as an Investment Director. Heidi Ahonen has also solid experience of board work in several growth companies as a member and an observer.

Concurrent positions of trust:
Board member:
CapHolder Oy, Healthfactory Oy, Nostetta Ventures Oy, Wimao Oy

Deputy board member:
Xwoop 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.

Matti Rikka

Matti Rikka has over 35 years of experience in industry from fields of manufacturing, sales and business development. He has been 20 years with Sulzer in operative and service leadership positions prior to his current position Head of Strategy and Product Management. Matti Rikka is a member of the Industry Business Unit management team and responsible for the strategy processes of the business unit.