CEO and Leadership Team

CEO and Leadership Team

The group’s Board of Directors appoints the CEO. Under the Articles of Association, the CEO is responsible for managing the company in accordance with the Articles of Association, the Finnish Companies Act, and the instructions issued by the Board of Directors.

Niilo Fredrikson has been the Chief Executive Officer of the company since 24 September 2018.

The Board of Directors has decided on the terms of the CEO’s employment. The terms and conditions of the CEO’s employment are specified in a written service contract approved by the Board.

The Leadership Team assists the CEO in the management and governance of the Group. Appointments of Leadership Team members are approved by the Chairman of the Board based on the CEO’s proposal.

See management's shareholding here.

Niilo Fredrikson

Chief Executive Officer

CEO since September 2018
M.Sc. (Tech) and M.Sc. (Econ.)

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Born 1980

Career history and positions of trust:

  • Efecte Plc member of the board of directors 5/2017-9/2018

  • Nokia Oyj 2017-2018: Head of Digital Intelligence at Nokia Software

  • Comptel Plc 2016-2017: Member of the Executive Board and Executive Vice President

  • Microsoft Corporation 2012–2016 and Microsoft Ltd. 2006–2012: global management positions and other positions

  • Ch5 Finland Oy 2002–2005: Partner and Manager

  • Nobman Informatics Oy (currently Proghammer Oy) 1999–2006: CEO of the company he founded

  • Chairman of the Board at Proghammer Oy since 2006; Member of the Board Finnish Software Industry and Entrepreneur Association since 2021 and previously 2002–2005

Niina Hovi

Chief People & Culture Officer

Chief People & Culture Officer since 2017
M.Sc. (Econ.)

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Born 1976

Career history:

  • Accenture: Client Account, HR Lead 2015–2017; Nordic HR Business Partner, Communication, Media & Technology 2013–2016; HR Business Partner team lead 2009–2011; Recruiting Lead 2005–2007

Santeri Jussila

Chief Product Officer

Chief Product Officer since March 2021
M.Sc (Computer Science)

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Born 1974

Career history:

  • Nokia Oyj 2006-2021: Multiple global leadership level positions, including Head of Product for Nokia Software's Analytics and AI offering, Head of Business Line, Head of Product Management, Head of Systems Integration, Head of Solutions and Global Service Product Manager

  • Comptel Corporation 1998-2006: Multiple manager level positions, including Solution Management, Product Marketing, Technical support lead and business development assignment in Asia Pacific region

  • Oulu area 2000-2002: Project Management and software engineering in multiple SW development projects with start-up companies

Marcin Strzałkowski

Chief Marketing Officer, Country Manager Poland

Chief Marketing Officer, Country Manager Poland since 2023

M.Sc. Econ (Business Administration), MBA

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Born 1972

Career history:

  • InteliWISE S.A: CEO and Founder, 2005-2022

  • Founder in startups and growth companies (Wrzaca Kuchnia since 2013, since 2013)

  • Marketing Director, Crowley Poland, 2005-2007

  • Director, Communications, Sales and Customer Care, Wirtualna Polska, 2002-2004

  • Manager, EMEA Innovations and Brand management, Unilever, 1995-2000

Tommi Mäkinen

Interim CFO

Interim CFO since September 2023
MSc Econ (Accounting and finance)

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Born 1994

Career history:

  • Efecte Plc 2023-: Interim CFO

  • Efecte Plc 2021-2023: Controller

  • Peikko Group Oy 2020-2021: Multiple roles in financial administration

Topias Marttila

Chief Technology Officer

Chief Technology Officer since December 2018
M.Sc.(computer science)

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Born 1981

Career history:

  • Efecte Plc: 2017-2018 Director of Engineering; 2013-2016 Cloud Operations Manager; 2007-2013 Product Manager and Team Leader; 2006-2007 Software Developer

  • Aalto University 2004-2006: Technical Coordinator and Researcher

  • University of Helsinki 2003-2006: Research Assistant and part time teacher

Jenni Mickos

VP, services

VP Services, since 2023

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Born 1977

Career history:

  • Sarastia: Business Unit Director, 2022-2023

  • Digia Plc: Director of Services and Director of Continuous Services, 2019-2022

  • Accountor Enterprise Solutions Oy,

  • Mepco Oy: Multiple director and management positions within CRM-solutions, services and countinuos services, 2003-2019

Juha Westerlund

Chief Revenue Officer

Chief Revenue Officer since 2023

PGDip in Strategy, Master of Business Administration (MBA) and M.Sc. in Sport Science & Management

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Born 1983

Career history:

Meltwater 2009-2023:

  • Regional Vice President, Nordics 2020-2023
  • Chairman of the board in MW Finland Oy, MW AB and Meltwater MW Danmark ApS 2017-2023
  • Country Director, Finland 2017-2020
  • Director of Customer Success, Finland 2016-2017
  • Director of Sales, Finland 2015-2016
  • Managing Director 2012-2014
  • Sales Manager 2009-2012