Board of directors

Chairman of the Board of Directors

Harri Suutari,
born 1959, Civil Engineer

Harri Suutari serves as CEO of Componenta Oyj. In addition to this position, he chairs the Boards of Directors of Alma Media Oyj, Proventia Oy and Talgraf Oy and is a member of the Boards of JOT Automation Oy and Oy M-Filter Ab.

Previously, Harri has run several companies as a CEO: the automation company Kajaani Automatiikka Oy, the forestry machine company Ponsse Oyj and the cabling company PKC Group Oyj.


Member of the Board of Directors

Lauri Antila, born 1976, M.Sc.(Eng.)

Lauri Antila has served Head Invest since 2005 and held different executive positions, including his current main duty as Chairman of JOT Automation. After graduating in 1999, Lauri worked at Nokia Networks and later at Nokia Mobile Phones, where he held several product and business management/development positions. During his career, Lauri has lived and worked in Finland, the UK, Switzerland, and lately in the US, and he has extensive international experience in the tech industry in both the consumer and B2B domains.


Member of the Board of Directors

Raisa Lesonen, born 1979, BA in Cultural Management

Raisa Lesonen has held various positions in the fields of media, communication and productions over a period of almost 20 years. She is currently Chief Business Development Officer at Head Invest Oy. Raisa has been a member of the Board of Proventia since 2013. She is also a Board member of Head Invest Oy and Head Instruments Oy, and chairs the Board of Eija and Veikko Lesonen foundation.


Member of the Board of Directors

Pekka Sipola, born 1968, M.Sc. (Econ.)

Pekka Sipola serves as CEO of Head Invest Oy. Pekka has been with Head Invest since 2007 and has held CFO and Financial Manager positions. Before joining Head Invest, Pekka served in a variety of finance leadership roles at Oulun Seudun Sähkö and the logistics company Herman Andersson Oy. His professional career began as an entrepreneur providing accounting and financial management services.

Pekka chairs the Boards of Directors of Mediracer, Head Balance and Hugo at Uusi Seurahuone and is a member of the Board of Head Automation Oy.


Member of the Board of Directors

Tommi Salunen, born 1972, M.Sc. (Econ.)

Tommi Salunen is the founder and managing partner of Aava Advisors, a leading boutique M&A advisory firm. Mr. Salunen has held various executive and expert positions in Nordic investment banking firms since 1997, including Carnegie Investment Bank, Kaupthing Bank and Nordea Bank. Mr. Salunen has held selected positions of trust as a board member e.g. in the Componenta Corporation (deputy chairman) and Staffpoint Holding. In addition to Proventia, he currently serves as a board member in Havator Group, the leading Nordic crane service company.