Board of Directors

The principal duty of the Board of Directors is to adopt Nixu Corporation’s strategy and to monitor its implementation to ensure that it enables the achievement of financial targets and maximizes the shareholder value in the long run, while taking into consideration corporate social responsibility and various stakeholders.

The Company’s Board of Directors operates in accordance with the applicable laws and its Articles of Association. The operations of the Board of Directors are governed especially by the Finnish Limited Liability Companies Act and the Finnish Securities Markets Act as well as by orders, guidelines and recommendations issued by public authorities and Nasdaq Helsinki Ltd (the “Helsinki Stock Exchange”). The Board of Directors also abides by the Corporate Governance Code issued by the Finnish Securities Market Association.

Charter of the Board of Directors

Audit Committee

The role of the Audit Committee is, among other things, to monitor the company's financial reporting process and the effectiveness of internal control, internal audit and risk management systems. On April 30, 2020, Nixu Corporation's Board of Directors elected from among its members Tuija Soanjärvi as Chair and Marko Kauppi and Anders Silwer as members of the Audit Committee.

Personnel and Remuneration Committee

Nixu Corporation’s Board of Directors established on April 30, 2020 the Personnel and Remuneration Committee, which assist the Board of Directors in particular handling and preparing personnel and remuneration matters. Nixu's Board of Directors elected from among its members Kati Hagros as Chair of the Personnel and Remuneration Committee, and Jaya Baloo and Kimmo Rasila as members.

Independence

The  members  of  the  Board  of  Directors:  Marko  Kauppi, Jaya Baloo, Kati Hagros, Tuija Soanjärvi, and Anders Silwer are considered independent of the Company and its major shareholders. Kimmo Rasila is considered independent of the Company's major shareholders but not independent of the Company.

Insider holdings

 

Kimmo Rasila

Kimmo Rasila

Chairman of the Board since 2006
  • Member of the Board since 2005
  • MSc (Econ)
  • Born 1957

 
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 since 2014
  • Member of the Board since 2011
  • MSc (Econ)
  • Born 1970


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

Kati Hagros

Member of the Board since 2014
  • MSc in Social Sciences and MSc in Technology
  • Born 1970


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.

Anders Silwer

Anders Silwer

Member of the Board since 2019

Lieutenant General (Res)
Born 1959

 

Professional experience: Air Force Inspector 2008-2011, Chief of Joint Operations 2011-2012 and Chief Joint Training and Development 2013-2017 in the Swedish Defence Force. Member of the Board at Advenica AB and Swedish Fortifications Administration.

Anders has a long career in the Swedish Defence Forces and is still a reserve officer. After retiring from active duty he established his own consulting company, Anders Silwer AB. Anders´ contribution to the Nixu Board includes his extensive knowledge of public administration in Sweden, a wide network of contacts and his interest in the rising importance of cyber defense.

Tuija Soanjärvi

Tuija Soanjärvi

Member of the Board since 2015
  • MSc (Econ)
  • Born 1955

 

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 CFO, she has been responsible not only for corporate funding and finance, but also procurement,real estate property and premises, mergers and acquisitions, information security, and the governance of internal audits. Tuija has served as a Member of the Board for various companies since the late 1990s. Currently she is a Member of the Board of Nixu Corporation and Edgeware AB.

Jaya Baloo

Jaya Baloo

Member of the Board since 2020

Tufts University, USA (International Relations)
Born 1973

Jaya Baloo has been working in the field of information security, with a focus on secure network architecture, for over 20 years. She is formally recognized within the list of top 100 CISOs globally and ranks among the top 100 security influencers worldwide. Jaya is Avast's Chief Information Security Officer and joined Avast in October 2019. Previously, Jaya held the position of CISO at KPN, the largest telecommunications carrier in the Netherlands, where she established and lead its security team whose best practices in strategy and policy are today recognized as world leading. Prior to this, Jaya also held the position of Practice Lead Lawful Interception at Verizon, and worked at France Telecom as a Technical Security Specialist.