Management

Chief Executive Officer

The CEO is in charge of the day-to-day management of Nixu in accordance with the Limited Liability Companies Act and instructions, orders and mandates issued by the Board. The CEO is also responsible for ensuring that the accounts of the company are in compliance with the law and that its financial affairs have been arranged in a reliable manner. The CEO also steers and supervises the operations of Nixu and its business, is in charge of the day-to-day operational management and implementation of the Company strategy, prepares the matters to be handled by the Board, and is responsible for the implementation of those matters. The Board appoints the CEO and determines the remuneration paid to the CEO and all the other terms and conditions in the CEO’s service agreement.

Management team

The Management Team assists the CEO, for example, in the preparation of the company strategy, operating principles, matters related to other functions and company-wide issues. The company CEO acts as the Chairman of the Management Team.

Insider holdings

Petri Kairinen

Petri Kairinen

Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
  • MSc (Econ)
  • Born 1977

 

Petri has been Nixu’s CEO since 2014 and has served as a Member of the Management team since 2006. Petri’s most important responsibilities include leading Nixu’s operating culture in such a way that the Nixu professionals thrive and evolve to perform their duties. Petri's service promise to Nixuans is 24HEar that is, the promise to read and acknowledge all incoming messages from employees within 24 hours. Before becoming CEO, Petri headed Nixu’s sales and marketing since 2006. He has previous experience from sales and marketing positions in several technology-based companies such as Elcoteq, Affecto, and Hewlett-Packard.

Email: firstname.lastname@nixu.com
Twitter: @kairinen

janne karkkainen

Janne Kärkkäinen

Chief Financial Officer (CFO)
  • MSc (Econ)
  • Born 1973

 

Janne was appointed CFO in January 2016. As CFO Janne is responsible for Nixu Group’s financial management and risk management, and operational support functions. Additionally, he serves as Nixu’s deputy CEO and Secretary of the Board. Janne is an experienced CFO with a long international career, providing Nixu with wide-ranging international expertise in the financial management of consulting and service companies. Before joining Nixu, Janne worked as CFO at M-Brain, Global Intelligence Alliance Group, and Tetra Pak.

Email: firstname.lastname@nixu.com

Björn-Erik Karlsson

Björn-Erik Karlsson

Sweden Market Area leader

Technical College Graduate
Born 1963


Björn-Erik was appointed Swedish Market Area Leader in April 2018. Björn-Erik is responsible for Nixu’s operation in Sweden, including development of our Swedish business activities, personnel, and customer collaboration. With more than 25 years in executive positions within the IT- and information industry he has extensive experience from leading and supporting successfully growth companies in optimizing efficiency and securing strong deliveries during times of change and through challenging initiatives such as mergers and acquisitions. Before joining Nixu, Björn-Erik has recently worked at companies like Atea and Bisnode.

Email: firstname.lastname@nixu.com

 

 

Katja Müller

Katja Müller

Chief People Officer (CPO)
  • MSc (Econ)
  • Born 1976

 

Katja was appointed Chief People Officer in October 2017. Katja joined Nixu in September 2016 as Head of People Operations. Katja has extensive experience of human resources in professional services firms and technology industry, thanks to previous positions at Accenture, Lenovo and KPMG, among others.

Email: firstname.lastname@nixu.com

Valtteri Peltomäki

Valtteri Peltomäki

Finland Market Area leader
  • MSc (Econ)
  • Born 1981

 

Valtteri was appointed Finnish Market Area Leader in January 2018. Valtteri is responsible for the development of Finnish business activities, personnel, and customer collaboration. He’s long experience with Nixu and Finnish key customers allow him to develop Finnish business even further, so we can pilot new service plans for worldwide use.  Valtteri Joined Nixu in 2008. Before becoming Finnish Market area Leader, Valtteri has served as Nixu’s CCO since 2014, his responsibilities being sales, marketing, and sales partners. In addition, he has held various sales and marketing positions at Nixu. 

Email: firstname.lastname@nixu.com
Twitter: @vapelto

Pietari Sarjakivi

Pietari Sarjakivi

Business Area Leader, Managed Security Service
  • MEng, Industrial Management
    BEng, Telecommunications, Born 1984

 

Since 2019 Pietari has served as Business Area Leader, Managed Security Services with the responsibility of the business in all Nixu's Market Areas. With background in technology and business, Pietari is a passionate internal entrepreneur seeking always for new opportunities in emerging markets and ways to develop Nixu’s business. Pietari joined Nixu in 2008 and has held several positions varying from tech specialist to business manager and from CSO to principal consultant. In 2015 Pietari founded the Nixu Cyber Defense Center service that maintains customers' operational cyber defense by offering premium prevention, detection and response services.

Email: firstname.lastname@nixu.com

Jesper Svegby

Jesper Svegby

Chief Commercial Officer (CCO)
  • Born 1975
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Jesper was appointed Chief Commercial Officer (CCO) in January 2018. As CCO, Jesper is responsible for the overall management of Nixu Corporation’s sales, marketing and customer relations. He carries more than 17 years of experience from the Cyber Security market on an international level. Jesper has covered several roles within globally leading product companies, most recent with international responsibility of strategic sales at Check Point Software Technologies. Jesper has a long history in commercializing products and services for the international market at large scale. Jesper joins the team from the position as CEO of acquired company Bitsec.

Email: firstname.lastname@nixu.com

Matthijs van der Wel

Matthijs van der Wel

Benelux Market Area Leader
  • MBA, CISSP©, CISA©, GCTI©
  • Born 1972

 

Matthijs was appointed Head of Benelux Market in May 2019. In this role, he is responsible for Nixu’s operations in the Benelux market, including the development of our Benelux business activities, personnel, and customer collaboration. Matthijs is a senior leader with a long history, nearly 20 years, in the cybersecurity industry. Prior to joining Nixu, Matthijs has worked at companies such as Fox-IT, served as a Corporate Security Officer for Booking.com and has held the role of Director Cyber Forensics at PwC in the Netherlands.

Email: firstname.lastname@nixu.com

 

Kim Westerlund

Kim Westerlund

Chief Development Officer (CDO)
  • University-level studies
  • Born 1975

 

Kim was appointed as Nixu’s Chief Development Officer (CDO) in February 2014. As CDO, Kim is responsible for the service, people and overall development including support systems at Nixu. Before taking the duties of CDO, Kim was managing the security architecture business at Nixu since 2005. Before joining Nixu, Kim has held information security positions at Hewlett-Packard and Finland’s Post.

Email: firstname.lastname@nixu.com
Twitter: @_Kimwesterlund

Errit Muller

Errit Müller

Denmark Market Area Leader (interim)
  • Diploma in advanced computer study 
  • Born in 1972

 

Errit was appointed as interim Denmark Market Area Leader in March 2020. He joined Nixu from the acquired company Ezenta. Errit has held several Director positions within the company and has been working within the cybersecurity industry for more than 20 years. 

As interim Market Area Leader, Errit is responsible for Nixu’s operations in the Danish market, including the development of our Danish business activities, personnel and customer collaboration. Errit is a trusted cybersecurity advisor at the highest level within finance, engineering and medical.  

Email: firstname.lastname@nixu.com