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Vesa-Pekka Leskinen

b. 1950

Chairman of the Board since January 2006.

Member of the Board since July 2003

Mr. Vesa-Pekka Leskinen is the Chairman of the Board of Kauppamainos Oy and was the CEO of Kauppamainos from 1979 to September 2010. He is the majority owner of Kauppamainos Oy. The main area of business of Kauppamainos has been investor relations and communications, in relation to which Kauppamainos has designed and delivered nearly a hundred annual reports of various companies, participated in the preparation of tens of equity issues, and have been supporting the IPO process of more than ten companies. Mr. Leskinen has personally been involved in carrying out the investor relations and communication of public listed companies.

Vesa-Pekka Leskinen is also the founder of Quartal Oy and was the majority owner of the company until 1999. Quartal Oy is focusing on developing and delivering computerized delivery solutions and communication services, especially for the stock market and the companies having business therein. In addition, Vesa-Pekka Leskinen is the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Vianaturale Oy (as of May 2014, earlier member as of October 2006). By education Mr. Leskinen is an undergraduate and has an MAT degree.

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Kirsi Eräkangas

b. 1965

Member of the Board since March 2012

Independent of the Company

Mrs. Kirsi Eräkangas is the Chairman of the Board in TLD Registery Limited and member of Board of Directors in Benemen Finance Oy, Nuuka Solutions Oy, Oy Free Drop Innovations Ltd and Vahanen Inter-national Oy. She is owner of Nomadi Oy, an investment and development company co-operating with several IT start-ups.

Kirsi Eräkangas is a one of the co-founders of the publicly listed software company Basware Corporation. Basware is the global leader in providing purchase to pay and e-invoicing solutions. Eräkangas had a central role in developing Basware’s business, and she held several executive positions 1988 – 2005. Her latest operative responsibility covered Basware’s professional services globally. She was Basware’s board member 1993 – 2008, latest as the Vice Chairman.

Earlier she has been a member of Board of Directors of Finpro ry (2007 – 2013), Biocomputing Platforms Ltd (2014 and 2007 – 2010) and Softability Oy (2006 –2008) as well as a member of the Board of Directors (2007 – 2012) and Chairman of the Board (2008 – 2010) of Nervogrid Oy. She was a member of the Board of Directors of Nobultec Ltd in 2008, a company acquired by QPR Software in 1 August, 2011, and the Chairman of the Nobultec Board during 2009 – 2011. Mrs. Eräkangas is also a member of the Finnish Association of Professional Board Members. Kirsi Eräkangas holds a M.Sc. degree in Economics and EMBA degree.

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Topi Piela

b. 1962

Member of the Board since March 2012

Independent of the Company

Topi Piela is the CEO of Balance Capital Oy, deputy to CEO of Ulkomarkkinat Oy and a member of the Finnish Association of Professional Board Members. Mr. Piela is the Chairman of the Board of Coptersafety Oyj and member of the Board of Directors of Etera Mutual Pension Insurance Company, JJPPPT Holding Oy and Asuntosalkku Suomi Oy. He is also a member of the State Pension Fund and YLE (the Finnish Broadcasting Company) Pension Fund investment committees.

Earlier, Topi Piela served as the Managing Director of Finvest Oyj and Amanda Capital Plc, after which he assumed a position in the Board of Directors of Amanda and worked also as a chairman. Piela’s previous positions include Investment Director at Ilmarinen Mutual Pension Insurance Company, Managing Director and co-founder of Arctos Rahasto Oy, and Securities and Investment Director of Ålandsbanken Ab. He has also served on the investment committees of several Finnish and European private equity funds. Topi Piela has earlier been member of QPR Software Board of Directors during 2006 – 2009. Mr. Piela has a M.Sc. degree in Economics and has CEFA and Advanced Insurance Examination diplomas.

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Juho Malmberg

b. 1962

Member of Board since March 2015

Independent of the Company

Mr. Juho Malmberg is a member of Board of Directors in F-Secure Corporation and Kemppi Oy. Earlier he has been a member Board of Directors also in Kuntien Tiera Oy 2011 – 2013. From 2012 to 2014 Malmberg was the CEO of ZenRobotics Ltd, a company focusing on robot control system based artificial intelligence.

Prior to this Juho Malmberg worked in Kone Corporation as a Member of the Kone Executive Board. In 2006 – 2010, as Executive Vice President, Development he was responsible, among others, for Kone’s global business change program KONE Way and customer process and was the head of IS/IT. In this role he was nominated as the CIO of the Year 2010 in Finland. From 2010 to 2012 Malmberg was as Executive Vice President, Customer Experience responsible for Kone’s customer experience, developing globally sales and customer care, as well for market and competitor intelligence and analysis.

From 1987 to 2006 Juho Malmberg worked in Accenture in various positions, starting as a consultant in Accenture United Kingdom in 1987. He moved to Accenture Finland in 1989 and advanced as the Managing Director, Accenture Finland and later as the Accenture Nordic Outsourcing Business Lead.

Juho Malmberg holds a Master of Science, Electrical Engineering (Information Technology) degree.

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