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Executive Board

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​Mr Tuomas Riski, CEO

M.Sc. (Econ. & Tech.) Tuomas Riski is a serial entrepreneur who has had a successful career as partner and Vice President in Innofactor Plc, the largest Finnish IT service provider focusing on Microsoft technology. He was actively involved in developing the business from 5 persons to a publicly listed company of more than 200 employees. Tuomas has studied physics at Helsinki University of Technology and economics at Helsinki School of Economics.

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​Mr Jukka Kuuskoski, SVP, Sales and Marketing

M.Sc. (Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering) & eMBA Jukka Kuuskoski has worked with ABB's marine business unit for 15 years in management positions of electric propulsion project delivery, sales and marketing and service operations. Before joining Norsepower Jukka worked 7 years in the wind power industry.

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Mr Jarkko Väinämö, CTO

M.Sc. (Tech.) Jarkko Väinämö is an expert in the wind power industry. He has previously worked as Director of Engineering at Winwind, the first Finnish multi-megawatt wind turbine manufacturer. Before that he has held various R&D- and R&D-management positions within the wind power industry.

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​Board of Directors

​​Mr Timo Ahopelto, Chairman of the Board

M.Sc. (Tech.) Timo Ahopelto has a unique track record of product creation, sales, marketing and fund raising in the health and digital media industries. He was the founding CEO of CRF Health, the global leader in eDiaries for clinical trials. As Blyk's Head of Strategy, Timo was responsible for its ad business, country expansion and funding. Timo is currently one of the key persons and a co-founder of Lifeline Ventures.

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​​Mr Christer Antson, Member of the Board

Authorized public accountant, M.Sc. (Econ.) Christer Antson has an extensive network of connections within the Finnish shipping industry. He has, among other tasks, been the CEO of Finnlines and the Chairman of the Finnish Shipowners' Association. Christer Antson is currently working as a partner and accountant at Nexia Oy.

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​Mr Erik Floman, Member of the Board

B.Sc. (Econ) Erik Floman is the Managing Partner at Eera Oy, a Finnish management consultancy focusing on building growth. He has more than twenty-five years of management experience and has since 2007 worked as a management consultant focusing on growth concepts, concept creation, network building, startup companies and M&A. He is also a board professional, who among other positions has been Chairman of the Board of US integration service provider Liaison Technologies and presently is on the board of both industrial and service oriented companies.

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​​Mr Moray Martin, Member of the Board

Now resident in UK after spending 17 years living and working in Asia, Mr Moray Martin has extensive leadership and top management experience acquired during a 30 year career in the international insurance and reinsurance sectors.  During that period he worked in the UK, Europe and the Asia Pacific regions for a number of major global organisations including Allianz, Axa and Lloyd’s of London. Before joining the insurance industry he studied at Robert Gordon’s University, Aberdeen, and later at INSEAD in Paris. Moray is a business angel and the Founder and CEO of MB Martin & Partners Limited, an independent management consultancy focussed on supporting early stage and SME companies achieve their potential.

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​Mr Vesa Sadeharju, Member of the Board

Mr Vesa Sadeharju is a Partner of VNT Management Oy since 2008. Vesa has 20 years of experience in the VC business and 15 years experience in the technology industry. Prior to VNT he was a partner of 3i Group plc and a co-founder of SFK Finance Oy. Throughout his career he has had a wide selection of board memberships. Before his VC career Vesa worked with ABB in different business line managerial positions. Vesa holds a master’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Tampere University of Technology and in Economics from Helsinki School of Economics..

​Advisors

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​Mr Jorma Eloranta, Advisor

Mr Jorma Eloranta is one of the most experienced Finnish international business leaders. In his career he has been CEO of Metso, Kvaerner Masa-Yards, Patria Industries and Finvest. Today he is on the board of directors for several companies (chair of Neste Oil and a board member for the Suominen Corporation). He has also invested in several industrial start-up companies.

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​​Mr Kai Levander, Advisor

Professor, Dr. H.C. Kai Levander is probably the most famous Finnish naval architect. He was responsible for R&D, concept development and feasibility studies in the Cruise and Ferries Business Area of STX Finland. He has been an innovator in many ship building projects such as the Finnjet gas turbine ferry, the Silja Serenade cruise ferry, the Windstar sailing cruise ship and many cruise ships for Carnival and Royal Caribbean Cruises. He works for Norsepower as senior technical advisor.