Corporate Executive Board

Veli-Matti Mattila

Chief Executive Officer

(1961), M.Sc. (Tech.), MBA
Joined the company in 2003

Key employment history: CEO of Oy LM Ericsson Ab from 1997 to 2003. He has held various positions in the Ericsson Group in Finland and the USA since 1986. Mr Mattila’s previous career also includes expert advisory tasks in Switzerland at Ascom Hasler AG.

Main Board memberships and public duties currently undertaken: Member of the Board of Directors: Orion Oyj, Research Institute of the Finnish Economy (ETLA) and Finnish Business and Policy Forum (EVA), Service Sector Employers PALTA, Mannerheim Foundation, Helander Foundation, and ShedHelsinki Foundation. Member of the Supervisory Board: Finnish Fair Association.

Timo Katajisto

Executive Vice President, Corporate Customers

(1968), M.Sc. (Tech.)
Joined the company and the Executive Board in 2008
 
Key employment history: Elisa, Executive Vice President, Production 2008–2014. Nokia Siemens Networks, Member of the Executive Board, responsible for strategic projects and quality 2007. Nokia Networks, Member of the Executive Board, responsible for production and network installation 2005–2007. Various positions at Nokia Networks and its predecessor Nokia Telecommunications, 1992–2005.

Main Board memberships and public duties currently undertaken: Member of the Economic Policy Committee of Service Sector Employers Palta. Member of the Board: FiCom.

Jari Kinnunen

Chief Financial Officer

(1962), M.Sc. (Bus. Finance and Accounting)
Joined the company in 1999, member of the Executive Board since 2005

Key employment history: Yomi Plc, CEO and President of 2004. Elisa Kommunikation GmbH, CFO 1999–2004. Polar International Ltd, Managing Director 1996–1999 and Controller, 1990–1996. Oy Alftan Ab, Controller 1987–1990.

Main Board memberships and public duties currently undertaken: Member of the Economy and tax Committee of the Confederation of Finnish Industries EK.

Sami Komulainen

Executive Vice President, Production

(1976), M.Sc. (Tech.) 
​Joined the company in 1999, member of the Executive Board since 2019

Key employment history: Elisa, Vice President, Production Unit, Network Services 2018–2019, and Vice President, Mobile Services and Logistics 2013–2018. Various positions at Elisa 1999–2013

Henri Korpi

Executive Vice President, International Digital Services

(1973), LLM
Joined the company in 2006, member of the Executive Board since 2017

Key employment history: Elisa, Vice President, subscription business of Consumer Customer unit 2011–20117, Senior Business Controller of Consumer Customer unit 2006–2011. Saunalahti Group, Finance Manager 2002–2006. Riot Entertainment Oy, CFO 2000–2002. Takomo Bros Oy, Finance Manager at 1998–2000.

Pasi Mäenpää

Executive Vice President, New Business Development

(1965), Diploma in Computer Science, MBA
Joined the company and the Executive Board in 2006
 
Key employment history: Elisa, Executive Vice President, Corporate Customers 2007–2014. Cisco Systems Finland Oy, CEO 2002–2006. Netigy Corporation, Regional Manager for Central Europe 2000–2002. Fujitsu, Vice President, Sales, Europe and USA 1999–2000. Oracle Corporation, Sales and Country Manager, Northern, Central and Eastern Europe 1990–1999.

Antti Nieminen

Executive Vice President, Marketing

(1975), M.Sc.
Joined the company and the Executive Board in 2020

Key employment history: F-Secure Plc. Vice President, Brand 20182020. OP Financial Group, Head of Marketing 20152018. Finnair Plc. Brand and Marketing Leadership roles 20082015. Unilever, Brand and Marketing Management roles 20052007. Brand and Marketing Management roles at Carat, Hartwall and Kauppalehti 19992005.

Vesa-Pekka Nikula

Executive Vice President, Consumer Customers

(1964), M.Sc. (Tech.), MBA
Joined the compay in 2009, member of the Executive Board since 2014
 
Key employment history: Elisa, Executive Vice President, Production 2014–2019, Director of Consumer Customer services 2010–2014 and Director, development, 2009–2010. Nokia Siemens Networks, Director of Managed Services business West South Europe 2007–2009. Nokia Networks, Director of Managed Services business, EMEA (Europe, Middle East, Africa) 2005–2007. Ericsson, several positions in Finland, the Netherlands and Great Britain 1994–2005.

Merja Ranta-aho

Executive Vice President, HR

(1966), MSc (Psychology), Lic.Techn. (Work and organisation psychology)
Joined the company in 2001, member of the Executive Board since 2013
 
Key employment history: Elisa, Vice President, HR, Consumer Customers Business, 2009–2013. Various positions in Elisa and Radiolinja human resources development 2001–2009. Helsinki University of Technology, researcher and teacher, 1992–2001 and positions in communication, 1990–2001.

Main Board memberships and public duties currently undertaken: Member of the Skilled work force Committee of the Confederation of Finnish Industries EK. Member of the Labour Market Committee of Service Sector Employers PALTA. Member of the Board of Scout Foundation.

Katiye Vuorela

Executive Vice President, Corporate Communications

(1968), M.Sc. (Econ. & Bus. Adm.)
Joined the company and the Executive Board in 2008

Key employment history: Paroc Group Holding Oy, Vice President, Communications, 2000–2008. Lotus Development Finland Oy (an IBM subsidiary), Marketing and Communications Manager, 1998–2000. Nokia Telecommunications (predecessor of Nokia Siemens Networks), Dedicated Networks business unit, Marketing Communications Manager 1994–1998.

Main Board memberships and public duties currently undertaken: Member of the Board of ShedHelsinki Foundation.

Sami Ylikortes

Executive Vice President, Administration

(1967), M.Sc.(Econ. & Bus. Adm.), LLM
Joined the company in 1996, member of the Executive Board since 2000
 
Key employment history: Unilever Finland Oy, Positions in accounting management 1991–1996.