Board of Directors
Andrew Gilbert, Chairman
Present Position: Founding Director of Gildrew Limited offering advisory services to industry including clients such as Qualcomm, OMG PLC, Spidercloud Wireless, Canary Connect and Innovator Capital. Non-executive Director of Drayson Technologies, an early stage company involved in wireless energy and personal health space.
Primary Working experience: executive vice president, European Innovation Development of Qualcomm Europe, Inc., vice president and general manager of Flarion Technologies’ European, Middle Eastern and African regions (EMEA).
Benedikt Herles, Advisor to the Board
Present Position: Managing Director, Vito Ventures
Education: Ph.D., EBS University Wiesbaden; Master in Economics, Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich
Primary working experience: Associate, e.ventures. Consultant at major strategy consulting firm
Carl-Erik Mattila, Member of the Board
Present Position: Partner at Topnet Oy
Education: Hanken School of Economics, Helsinki
Primary working experience: Various CFO and Board postions in internationally operating (mainly industrial) groups of companies for the last 35 years, entrepeneur for the last 45 years.
Board member at: Wirepas Oy, Primoceler Oy, Topnet Oy
Jörgen Lantto, Member of the Board
Present Position: Board Member Wirepas
Education: Technical College, Telecommunications, Midskogsskolan, Luleå
Primary working experience: President and CEO, Fingerprint Cards AB, Executive VP and CTO, ST-Ericsson, CEO Alice Systems AB, 25 years in Ericsson in different positions
Board member at: myFC, Zwipe
Patrick Sheehan, Member of the Board
Present Position: ETF Partners, Managing Partner
Education: Ph.D. in electronics, University College London
Primary Working Experience: Managing Director of 31 Venture Capital for over 20 years and founding partner at ETF Partners.
Sami Lampinen, Member of the Board
Present Position: Managing Partner, Inventure
Education: Master of Science, Engineering, Helsinki University of Technology
Primary working experience: Venture capital investor in Nordic early-stage technology companies since 1997. Founder of Inventure in 2005.
Board member at: Canatu Oy, Freespee AB, Wirepas Oy, KNL Networks Oy, Mekitec Oy, Upcloud Oy
Teppo Hemiä, Member of the Board
Present position: CEO and President, Wirepas
Education: Master of Science, Tampere Universtity of Technology
Primary working experinece: Several demanding positions at Nokia, STMicroelectronics and ST-Ericsson.
Vesa Laisi, Advisor to the Board
Present Position: Drives Segment President at Danfoss A/S
Education: Master of Science, Electronics, University of Technology, Tampere Finland; Master of Science, Economics, University of Economics, Helsinki Finland
Primary working experience: President and CEO at Vacon Plc; Marketing Director at Vaisala Plc; Vice President at ABB