Board of Directors

Harri Suutari 
Chairman of the Board of Directors

Harri Suutari

b. 1959, B.Sc. (Engineering)
Chairman of the Board since 2018

Main work experience and key positions of trust:
Harri Suutari has served as CEO at various companies, such as Componenta in 2015-2019, PKC Group Ltd, 2008–2012 and 2002–2005 as well as the chairman of the board in 2005–2008, Ponsse Plc, 1994–2000, and Kajaanin Automatiikka Oy, 1984–1996.

Mr Suutari has served as chairman of the board of directors of Compnenta since 2019, a member of the Board of Directors of Pohjois-Karjalan Kirjapaino Oyj and Kauppahuone Laakkonen Oy since 2018, and of Talgraf Oy and Oy M-Filter Ab since 2009. Mr Suutari previously served as a member of the Board of Directors of JOT Automation Oy, Alma Media Corporation, Componenta Corporation and Tulikivi Corporation.

Lauri Antila
Member of the Board of Directors

Lauri Antila

b. 1976, M.Sc. (Engineering)
Member of the Board since 2018

Main occupation:
CEO at Head Invest Oy

Main work experience and key positions of trust:
Lauri Antila served as a member of Proventia Group's Board of Directors, 2006–2007 and 2010–2015, as Chairman of the Board of Directors, 2014–2015, and as the CEO of Proventia Group, 2007–2010. Before this, Mr Antila worked for the Nokia Corporation.

Mr Antila has also served as a member of the Board of Directors of Mediracer Ltd and of Head Automation Ltd since 2011. He previously served as Chairman and a member of the Board of Directors of JOT Automation Ltd, and as a member of the Boards of Directors of Bluelec Oy, Ceruus Oy, Flexmill Oy, Ginolis Oy, Head Invest Oy, Restaurant Society House Oy and Springo Oy.

Johnny Pehkonen
Member of the Board of Directors

Johnny Pehkonen

b. 1973, M.Sc. (Engineering)
Member of the Board since 2019

Main occupation:
CEO at Head Recycle Systems

Main work experience and key positions of trust:
Johnny Pehkonen served as Director of Marketing of FPT Group, 2010–2019, where he was responsible for business development and leading the automotive EMS business in Europe and the US. At the same time, he was the CEO and co-founder, 2015–2018, of Brightplus Oy, a clean-tech material manufacturing company. Before these positions, Mr Pehkonen built his career at the Nokia Corporation, 1998–2010.

Mr Pehkonen is a co-founder of JRD-Technology and has served as a member of its Board of Directors since 2016. He has also served as a member of the Board of Directors of Masijet Oy since 2019, and of Brightplus Oy since 2017. Mr Pehkonen previously served as a member of the Board of Directors of Haralad Service Oy, Convengertia/Finncreate Ltd and Oviku Oy.

Tommi Salunen
Member of the Board of Directors

Tommi Salunen

b. 1972, M.Sc. (Economics and Business Administration)
Member of the Board since 2018

Main occupation:
Founder and Chairman of the Board of Directors of Aava Advisors Ltd

Main work experience and key positions of trust:
Mr Salunen served as the Head of Investment Banking at the Finnish branch of Carnegie Investment Bank AB, 2008-2012, and as the CEO of Kaupthing Bank Oyj, 2006–2007. Mr Salunen also held various expert positions within Nordea Group's investment banking business area, 1998–2006.

Mr Salunen has served as a member of the Board of Directors of Havator Group Oy since 2018. Previously he served as the Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of Componenta Corporation, and as a member of the Board of Directors of Staffpoint Holding Oy.

Pekka Sipola
Member of the Board of Directors

Pekka Sipola

1968, M.Sc. (Economics and Business Administration)
Member of the Board since 2018

Main occupation:
CFO at Head Invest Oy 

Main work experience and key positions of trust:
Pekka Sipola served as CEO of Head Invest Ltd, 2017-2019, CFO of Head Invest Ltd, 2011–2017, CEO of Head Balance Oy, 2010–2018, and as Financial Manager of Head Invest Group, 2007–2010. He held various financial and administrative positions within Keskusosuuskunta Oulun Seudun Sähkö and Herman Andersson Oy, 2003–2007, and was the founder of Tilitoimisto Pekka Sipola Ky, 1993–1998.

Mr Sipola has served as Chairman of the Board of Head Balance Oy since 2018, and as a member of its Board of Directors since 2010; as Chairman of the Board of Mediracer Ltd since 2016, and as a member of the Board of Directors since 2014; as Chairman of the Board of Porituuli Oy since 2017, and of Ravintola Uuden Seurahuoneen Hugo Oy since 2018; and as a member of the Board of Directors of Head Automation Ltd, of Head Corporate Advisor Oy, and of Head Recycle Systems Oy since 2018; and of Invertum Oy, Head Ecopolis Oy, Head Industrial Partner Oy, and Springo Oy since 2017.