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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 from August 2006 to January 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).

Matti Erkheikki

b. 1978

SVP, Process mining & strategy management business since January 2017

Member of the Executive Management Team since July 2007

Mr. Matti Erkheikki is in charge of process mining, channel business and customer service.

He has been served QPR Software since February 2002, initially as a consultant. In 2005 he worked as a Business Development Manager and in 2006 as the Regional Vice President of North America. From 2007 to 2014 he was responsible for QPR's business operations in Finland and in 2012–2014 also for the global OEM business. Prior to the current position, he was in charge of the domestic sales and global delivery of process intelligence solutions, developing an international process intelligence solution sales channel as well as for selling and delivering SAP solutions in the Finnish market.

Mr. Erkheikki holds a Master’s degree in Industrial Engineering and Management.

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 QPR’s software product portfolio, product strategy, product management and product development. He has more than 30 years of 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. Mr. Riihinen held several managerial positions in Nokia 1992–2001, and was the CEO of AmbraSoft Finland Ltd 1987–1992.
Mr. Riihinen has undergraduate studies in Engineering, at Aalto University School of Science and Technology.

Miika Nurminen

b. 1969

Senior Vice President, Operational Development Business

Member of the Executive Management Team since January 2015

Mr. Miika Nurminen is responsible for QPR’s business in Finland and internal ITC.

Mr. Miika Nurminen has been employed by QPR since 1999. In 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.

Mr. Nurminen holds a Master of Business Information Technology degree.

Tero Aspinen

b. 1985

Vice President, Strategy Management

Vice President, Middle East business and performance management solutions, since January 2017

Member of the Executive Management Team since January 2017

Mr. Tero Aspinen is responsible for the development and sales of performance management solutions globally and QPR’s business in the Middle East market. Tero Aspinen has served QPR Software in various roles since 2008. He has been involved in more than a hundred customer cases where organizations have implemented QPR’s solutions. Mr. Aspinen holds a Master’s degree in Industrial Engineering and Management.


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.

Ms. 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.

Ms. Mattila holds a Master of Science degree in Economics.