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

SVP Expert Services

Technical College Graduate
Born 1963


In March 2021, Björn-Erik was appointed SVP Expert Services. In this role he is responsible for Nixu’s Expert Services business area that provides cybersecurity professional services and develops the expertise of Nixu’s cybersecurity professionals. 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. Prior becoming SVP Expert Services, Björn-Erik served as Swedish Market Area Leader from April 2018.

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

SVP Client Experience
  • MSc (Econ)
  • Born 1981

 

Valtteri was appointed SVP Client Experience in March 2021. He is responsible for the business area that drives strong business growth and ensures a unified client experience of Nixu as a trusted cybersecurity partner. Additionally, the business area develops industry specific client understanding. Valtteri Joined Nixu in 2008. Before becoming SVP Client Experience, Valtteri has served as Finnish Market area Leader, Nixu’s CCO and has held various sales and marketing positions at Nixu.

 

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

Pietari Sarjakivi

Pietari Sarjakivi

SVP Labs
  • MEng, Industrial Management
    BEng, Telecommunications,
    Born 1984

 


Pietari was appointed SVP Labs in March 2021. The goal of the Labs business area is to develop new and innovative solutions to clients' cybersecurity challenges. One of the main initiatives of this business area is an IIoT startup that focuses on ensuring Industrial IoT solution security. Prior this role, Pietari led Nixu Cyber Defense Center business and has held several positions varying from tech specialist to business manager and from CSO to principal consultant since he joined Nixu in 2008.

Email: firstname.lastname@nixu.com

Mats  Lindgren

Mats Lindgren

SVP Market Expansion
  • University-level studies

 

Mats was appointed SVP Market Expansion in March 2021. In this role, Mats leads the Market Expansion Business Area responsible for finding new Nixu family members, company acquisitions and managing those during integrations. Mats carries more than 20 years of experience in the Cybersecurity industry and has a long history of business development and entrepreneurship. Mats joined Nixu in 2016 and was previously responsible for Nixu’s M&A operations.

Email: firstname.lastname@nixu.com