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

Teemu Salmi

Teemu Salmi

Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
  • Bachelor of Computer Science
  • Born 1973



Teemu Salmi joined Nixu Corporation as CEO in August 2022. Teemu has over twenty years of experience in senior and executive leadership positions in IT, telecom and forest industries. He has worked for 17 years at Ericsson in various cloud business, services business, and IT leadership positions. In 2017, Teemu joined Stora Enso where he was serving as CIO, Head of IT & Digitalisation and a member of the Group Leadership Team at Stora Enso. In addition, he was Managing Director of an intelligent packaging growth company, owned by Stora Enso. Teemu Salmi was given the CIO of the Year award in 2020 in Finland for his accomplishments.

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

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

 

 

Nathalie van Delden

Nathalie van Delden

Chief People Officer (CPO)
  • Bachelor of Human Resource Management
  • Born 1974


Nathalie has been Nixu's Chief People Officer since March 2022. She has been a part of Nixu as HR Manager for Benelux, Denmark & Business Area Expert Services since August 2019, responsible for the locations and business area strategic and operational human resources management. Nathalie has more than 20 years of experience in human resource management from international organizations and technology companies from her previous positions at Spil Games and eBay, among others. 

Email: firstname.lastname@nixu.com

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

Jan Mickos

Jan Mickos

SVP, Managed Services

Mechanic, Information Technology
Born 1974


Jan Mickos joined Nixu in September 2021 to lead Nixu’s Managed Services Business Area responsible for delivering and developing Nixu’s technology-based managed cybersecurity services and accountable for partner management. Before joining Nixu, Jan worked at the global IT service company CGI for about 20 years, holding multiple leadership positions, the latest as VP Cyber Security, heading Cyber Security Practice at CGI in Finland and the Baltics.
 
Email: firstname.lastname@nixu.com
Twitter: @JMickos