Board of Directors

Nixu follows good Corporate Governance principles stating the members of the Board to be highly professional and independent. They are elected each year by Nixu General Annual Meeting.


Kimmo Rasila
Kimmo Rasila
Chairman of the Board
MSc (Econ)
Born 1957
 
Chairman of the Board since 2006, Member of the Board since 2005
 
Professional experience: IBM, Tietotekniikan Liitto ry, CEO of ExecNet Oy since 2003.
Kimmo had a long career at IBM (1980–2003) and was a member of the IBM Finland Management Team between 1994 and 2003. Currently, Kimmo is an independent entrepreneur, providing management coaching and serving on the Board of Directors of several ICT companies.
 

Marko Kauppi
Marko Kauppi
Deputy Chair of the Board
MSc (Econ)
Born 1970

Deputy Chair of the Board since 2014, Member of the Board since 2011

Professional experience: University of Vaasa, ABB, Opstock, Enskilda Securities, Mandatum, Arvo Omaisuudenhoito. After starting his career in academia, Marko took a more industry-oriented path by joining ABB, and moved to the financial sector some years later. He worked for 12 years in brokerage and banking. Since 2009, Marko has been an entrepreneur, managing his company Tenendum Oy and serving on the Board of Directors of several companies.

 


Kati Hagros
Member of the Board
MSc in Social Sciences and MSc in Technology
Born 1970

Member of the Board since 2014

Professional experience: BNL Information Oy, Nokia Corporation, KONE Corporation, Aalto University. Kati has had a long international career in the high tech industry. She has extensive experience from various managerial positions in e-business, IT, and other related areas. She is currently the Chief Digital Officer of Aalto University. In 2014, she received the Finnish CIO of the Year and the Nordic CIO of the Year awards, and was recently named among the top 50 most inspirational women in Nordic tech. Additionally, Kati serves as the Chair of the Board at the Research Foundation of Helsinki University of Technology.
 

Juhani Kaskeala
Juhani Kaskeala
Member of the Board
Admiral
Born 1946

Member of the Board since 2012

Professional experience: Chief of Defence of the Finnish Defence Forces, 2001–2009, Member of the Board at KONE Corporation and Oy Forcit Ab. Juhani had a long career in the Finnish Defence Forces. After retiring from his position as Chief of Defence in 2009, he established his own consulting company, Admiral Consulting Oy. Juhani’s contribution to the Nixu Board includes his deep knowledge of public administration, an extensive network of contacts, and his understanding of the rising importance of cyber defense.

 

Tuija Soanjärvi
Tuija Soanjärvi
Member of the Board
MSc (Econ)
Born 1955

Member of the Board since 2015

Professional experience: TietoEnator Corporation, Elisa Corporation, Itella Corporation.
For 15 years, Tuija served as the Chief Financial Officer and Member of the Board for various public companies and, for five years, as the CFO of a fully state-owned company. As a CFO, she has been responsible for not only corporate funding and finance, but also procurement, real estate property and premises, M&A, information security, and the governance of internal audits. Since the late 1990s, she has also served on the Board of Directors of companies not associated with her employer.