andrew

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

Benedikt Herles, Advisor to the Board

Born: 1984

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

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

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

Patrick Sheehan, Member of the Board

Born: 1960

Present Position: ETF Partners, Managing Partner

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

sami

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

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

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