Board of Directors

Andrew Gilbert

Andrew Gilbert, Chairman

Born: 1963

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

Benedikt von Schoeler, Advisor to the Board

Born: 1979

Present Position: Managing Partner, Vito Ventures

Education: Master in Economics, University of St.Gallen, Switzerland
MBA, INSEAD Fontainebleau, France and Singapore

Primary working experience: More than 10 years experience of investing. Principal at Private Equity Firm HgCapital / Managing Partner at Vito Ventures

Current and previous board involvements: Qundis, Casa Reha, SimonsVoss, Wirepas,, micropsi industries GmbH

Carl Erik Mattila

Carl-Erik Mattila, Member of the Board

Born: 1953

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

Jorgen Lantto

Jörgen Lantto, Member of the Board

Born: 1963

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

Patrick Sheehan, Member of the Board

Born: 1960

Present Position: ETF Partners, Managing Partner

Education: Ph.D. in electronics, University College London

Primary Working Experience: Managing Director of 3i Venture Capital for over 20 years and founding partner at ETF Partners.

Sami Lampinen

Sami Lampinen, Member of the Board

Born: 1970

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 Hemia

Teppo Hemiä, Member of the Board

Born: 1972

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

Vesa Laisi, Advisor to the Board

Born: 1957

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