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Executive Management Team

Jari Jaakkola

b. 1961

Chief Executive Officer

Member of the Executive Management Team since August 2006

Mr. Jari Jaakkola worked 2006 – 2008 as Senior Vice President, Business Operations at QPR Software Plc. Jari Jaakkola’s previous experience covers leadership positions in Sonera Corporation and Metsä Board Corporation. His past roles include lead responsibilities in large international equity and finance operations, investor relations, strategic marketing and brand management as well as in corporate communications and corporate affairs. Mr. Jaakkola holds a B.A. degree in journalism from Tampere University and an MBA from Henley Business School (United Kingdom).

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Matti Erkheikki

b. 1978

SVP, Process intelligence business since January 2015

Member of the Executive Management Team since July 2007

Mr. Matti Erkheikki is responsible for the global delivery of QPR process intelligence solutions, selling them in the Finnish market, developing an international process intelligence solution sales channel as well as for selling and delivering SAP solutions in the Finnish market.

Matti Erkheikki has been employed by QPR Software since February 2002. Initially he worked as a consultant implementing QPR solutions globally. Since August 2005 he worked as a Business Development Manager and since July 2006 as the Regional Vice President of USA and Canada for QPR's California-based subsidiary QPR Software, Inc. From 2007 to 2014 he has was responsible for QPR's business operations in Finland and 2012 – 2014 also for the global OEM business. Matti Erkheikki holds a Master’s degree in Industrial Engineering and Management.

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Maija Erkheikki

b. 1978

Senior Vice President, Channel business since January 2015

Member of the Executive Management Team since January 2008

Ms. Maija Erkheikki is responsible for the international reseller business and globally for marketing and customer care & support.

Before joining QPR she worked as a consultant and was employed by a QPR reseller partner. At QPR she started as a senior consultant training reseller partners and implementing solutions for Finnish customers. In 2006 she was based in California and supported US reseller partners and implemented solutions for the US customers. In 2007 she was in charge of channel sales and developing the distribution channel in the US. Year 2008 she worked as Vice President, Channel Sales Europe and Americas. From 2009 to 2010 Maija Erkheikki worked as Vice President, Services and Solutions. Maija Erkheikki holds a Master’s degree in Industrial Engineering and Management.

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Jaakko Riihinen

b. 1958

Senior Vice President, Products & Technology since August 2012.

Member of the Executive Management Team since June 2012

Mr. Jaakko Riihinen is responsible for the Company’s software product portfolio, product strategy, product management and product development. He has a more than 30 years’ experience in ICT business.

Before QPR he worked in Nokia Siemens Networks as the Head of Research & Development at OSS Business Line as well as in the company’s restructuring program. Prior to this, in 2001 – 2008, he worked as Director, Enterprise Architecture in Nokia and Nokia Siemens Networks. Jaakko Riihinen held several managerial positions in Nokia 1992 – 2001, and was the CEO of AmbraSoft Finland Ltd 1987 – 1992. Jaakko Riihinen has undergraduate studies in Engineering, at Aalto University School of Science and Technology.

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Miika Nurminen

b. 1969

Senior Vice President, Operational development business since January 2015

Member of the Executive Management Team since January 2015

Mr. Miika Nurminen is responsible for selling and delivering QPR’s operational development consulting and software, as well as for the Company’s service offering, organizational development, and ICT.

Miika Nurminen has been employed by QPR since 1999. Between 1999 – 2008 he worked as a consultant and senior consultant, as the head of QPR customer care and ICT and as a senior product manager. In 2000 – 2001 he worked as a consultant in QPR’s that time US office in Minneapolis. From 2008 to 2009 he held the position of Director, product development, from 2009 to 2010 Director, business process management product line and from 2011 to 2014, the head of enterprise architecture solutions. Prior to QPR, Miika Nurminen held positions, among others, in Planway Oy as an application specialist and founding partner and in ICL Data Finland Ltd as a software engineer.

Miika Nurminen holds a Master of Business Information Technology degree and has the following certificates: ArchiMate 2, TOGAF 9 Foundation, Scrum Product Owner and Foundation Certificate in IT-Service Management.

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Tero Aspinen

b. 1984

Vice President, Strategy Management

Member of the Executive Management Team since January 2017.

Mr. Tero Aspinen is responsible for QPR's Strategy Management offering development and sales globally. He is also responsible for QPR Software’s business in the Middle East market.

Tero Aspinen has been involved in various roles in more than 100 cases where organizations have implemented QPR’s strategy execution, performance management, quality management and process excellence solutions. During his career he has seen a wide scale of organizational challenges, best practice implementations and true business outcomes especially in the areas of strategy execution, performance management and business process management. He has been working for QPR Software Plc in various roles since 2008. Tero Aspinen holds a Master’s degree in Industrial Engineering and Management.

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Jaana Mattila

b. 1966

Chief Financial Officer since June 2015

Member of the Executive Management since June 2015

Ms. Jaana Mattila is responsible for finance, human resources and administration at QPR Software. Additionally she is responsible for holding QPR’s insider register and monitoring the compliance with Insider Guidelines, as well as coordinating and reporting on the Company’s internal controls and risk management.

Jaana Mattila has worked as the Chief Financial Officer in Biohit Oyj 2013 – 2014. Earlier, she has held financial management and development positions in Baxter Oy and Stora Enso Oyj and worked as the Finance Director in Fazer Amica Oy. Mattila holds a Master of Science degree in Economics.

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