Board of Directors

Jouko Karvinen

Chair of the Board

born 1957, M.Sc. (Tech.)

Board member of Solidium since 2021, Chair of the Board since October 2022

2007− 2014Stora Enso Oyj, CEO
2002− 2006Royal Philips, Medical-division, CEO
−2002ABB Asea Brown Bover, Various leadership positions from 1980

Previous Board positions: Finnair, IMD Business School (Lausanne, Switzerland), SKF, Nokia, Valmet and Advisor in Komatsu Corporation

Aaro Cantell

Vice Chair

born 1964, M.Sc. (Tech.)

Board Member of Solidium since 2016, Vice Chair since 2020

2005– Normet Group Oy, Chair of the Board, President and CEO
1997–2007  Fenno Management Oy, Managing Partner
1993–1997Finnish Innovation Fund Sitra, Investment Director

Positions of trust:  

2021-Technology Industry of Finland Employers Association, Chair of the Board
2021-Technology Industries of Finland Centennial Foundation, Chair of the Board
2016–Valmet Corporation, Board Member
2015-Finnish Business and Policy Forum EVA, Member of the Supervisory Board

Jannica Fagerholm

born 1961, M.Sc. (Econ.) 

Board Member of Solidium since 2019

2010–Signe and Ane Gyllenberg Foundation, CEO
1999–2010SEB Gyllenberg Private Bank, CEO
1998–1999Handelsbanken Liv Finland, Country Manager
1990–1998Sampo Group, Investment Management Unit

Positions of trust:

2016–Kesko Corporation, Board Member
2013–Sampo Plc, Board Member
2001– Swedish Society of Literature in Finland, finansrådet

Jukka Ohtola

born 1967, M.Sc. (Econ.), CEFA

Board Member of Solidium since 2021

2007–Prime Minister's Office, Ministerial Adviser
1997–2007Ministry of Trade and Industry, Senior Auditor

Positions of trust: 

 2021–Finnish Minerals Group, Board Member

Laura Raitio

born 1962, Lic.Sc. (Tech.)

Board Member of Solidium since 2019

2014–2017 Diacor Medical Services Oy, CEO
1990–2014   Various leadership positions at Ahlstrom Oyj, most recently Executive Vice President of Building and Energy business area from 2009 to 2014 and a member of Corporate Executive team

Positions of trust:

2022–Unikie, Board Member
2021–Alko Ltd, Board Member, Chair of the Board 2022 - 
2019–Securities Market Association, Board Member
2018–Helsinki Deaconess Institute, Chair of the Board
2017–Raute Corporation, Board Member, Chair of the Board 2019 -

Suvi Haimi

born 1981, Adjunct professor, PhD in Medical Biomaterials

Board Member of Solidium since 2022

2016–Sulapac Ltd, CEO and Co-founder

Positions of trust

2021–Kiilto Family Oy, Board member
2021–Finnish Startup Community, Board member
2020–Linio Biotech Ltd, Advisor

Timo Ahopelto

born 1975, M.Sc. (Tech.)

Board Member of Solidium since 2017

2009–Lifeline Ventures, Founding Partner
2006–2009Blyk, VP Business Development
2000–2006CRF Health, Founding CEO, VP Commercial Operations
1999–2000McKinsey & Company, Consultant

Positions of trust: 

2023–Nokia, Board Member
2021–Finnish Startup Community, Chair of the Board
2019–Foundation for Private Entrepreneurs, Board Member
2014–Finnish Business and Policy Forum EVA and Research Institute for Finnish Economy ETLA, Board Member
2014–Helsinki University Innovation Committee, Board Member