Advisory board

Anssi Vanjoki
Professor of Practice

Anssi Vanjoki is an LUT professor and experienced change leader. Mr Vanjoki had a long career with Nokia Oyj, during which he worked as the company's deputy CEO and as a member of the management board. Mr Vanjoki is also well-known growth investment entrepreneur who has served on the board of a number of companies.

Pertti Korhonen
Experienced CoB and CEO of several publicly listed companies

Pertti Korhonen has worked as CEO of Outotec since 2009. Before this he worked as the company's operational manager. He also worked a long career for Nokia, during which he took on a number of different leadership roles over a twenty-year period, and also served for several years as a member of the management board.

Risto Siilasmaa
Chairman of the Board for Nokia Oyj

Risto Siilasmaa has served as the chairman of Nokia's board since 2012. He is the founder of data security company F-Secure, it's former CEO and current chairman of the board. He also serves as a 'business angel' and has invested in a number of Finnish growth companies.

Päivi Leiwo
Chairwoman of the Board for Oilon Oy and Finpro

Päivi Leiwo has served since 2009 as full-time chairwoman for the board of Oilon Oy, having worked as a lawyer for the company since 1989. Ms Leiwo also serves on the board for Teknologiateollisuus and Finpro, and is a member of the steering group for Team Finland.

Harri Kerminen
Vuorineuvos (Finnish honorary title)

Harri Kerminen is a respected business leader and vuorineuvos. Mr Kerminen worked a long career with Kemira Oyj, where he also served as CEO and chairman of the management team. He has also served on the board of Finnair and Tikkurila Oyj.

Kirsi Sormunen
Member of the board for Neste Oil and DNA

Kirsi Sormunen serves on the board for Neste Oil, DNA and the Finnish Innovation Fund Sitra. Ms Sormunen also worked a long career for Nokia Oyj, during which she took on various leadership roles over a period of nearly twenty years. Ms Sormunen has specialised in sustainable business options.

Ari Rahkonen
Chairman of the Board for Innofactor Oyj

Ari Rahkonen is chairman of the board for software house Innofactor Oyj. He also works as Executive Headhunter for InHunt Group. Mr Rahkonen has previously worked as CEO for Microsoft in Finland and has over twenty years of experience in the ICT field. 

Mika Anttonen
Chairman of the Board for St1

Mika Anttonen founded St1 in 1995 and is the company's current principal owner and board chairman. In 2011 he was chosen as Responsible Leader of the Year by the Finnish Community of Entrepreneurship, the Central Chamber of Commerce, Mediaplanet, the Ministry of Employment and the Economy, and Finnish Business and Society.

Jyrki Talvitie
Member of the board for Fortum

Jyrki Talvitie serves as a board member for Fortum. He works as manager of the RDIF fund and has previously worked as bank manager for VTB, Russia's second largest bank. 

Ari Korhonen
Business angel and growth business investor

Ari Korhonen is an entrepreneur, business angel, growth business investor and stakeholder in a number of technology companies. The board of the FiBAN business angel network chose Mr Korhonen as Business Angel of the Year for 2014. He is one of the original founders of FiBAN and currently serves as the deputy CEO on the board of the European business angel umbrella organisation EBAN. Mr Korhonen is an LUT alumni.

Juha Laaksonen
An experienced corporate manager and board member

He is currently on the board of directors of e.g. Technopolis, Taaleri and the Alfred Kordelin Foundation. He has previously also been a member of the board of Kemira, Neste Oil and Sponda.

Juha Rantanen
vuorineuvos (Finnish honorary title).

Rantanen is currently Chairman of the Board of Gasum and Teknikum, and a board member of the Crisis Management Initiative. He has worked as the CEO of e.g. Borealis A/S, Ahlström and Outokumpu.