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Vesa-Pekka Leskinen

b. 1950

Chairman of the Board since January 2006

Member of the Board since July 2003

Independent of the Company

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 a major 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 publicly listed companies.

Vesa-Pekka Leskinen is also a founding partner 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.


Topi Piela

b. 1962

Member of the Board since March 2012

Independent of the Company

Mr. Topi Piela is the CEO of Balance Capital Oy, deputy to CEO of Umo Capital Oy and a member of the Finnish Association of Professional Board Members. Mr. Piela is a 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, and the audit Committee of Etera.

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.


Salla Vainio

b. 1969

Member of the board since April 2019

Independent of the Company and its significant shareholders

Ms. Salla Vainio has a long experience in top management roles in various companies, and her special expertise lies in leading expert organizations. Her latest role was the CEO of Fondia, a business law expert company active in Finland, Sweden and the Baltics. Salla is a member of Directors’ Institute Finland and has been in several executive boards both as a member and a chairman.

Ms. Salla Vainio holds a Master of Science in Economics.


Jarmo Rajala

b. 1973

Member of the board since April 2019

Independent of the Company and its significant shareholders

Mr. Jarmo Rajala is a digital technology expert and a leader with long experience in software business, AI and analytics. Currently Jarmo is employed by a search-based analytics company ThoughtSpot as a Regional Director for Nordics and Baltics.

Mr. Jarmo Rajala holds an MBA from Henley Management College.