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Risto Siilasmaa

Risto Siilasmaa

Experienced Chairman: Euro Stoxx 50, OMX Helsinki 25 Public Sector, Private Sector, Charities
Experienced CEO: Public Sector

  • 32 years of international senior leadership experience
  • Multi-industry knowledge in technology, software, electronics, artificial intelligence, cyber security
  • Experience as Audit Committee Chair, Human Resources Committee Chair, Governance Committee member, Nomination Committee member, Technology Committee member
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Risto Siilasmaa is the founder and Chairman of the Board of Directors of F?Secure Corporation, a cybersecurity company, having served as President and CEO of the company in 1988-2006.

Industry Knowledge

Professional experience from positions in technology, software, cybersecurity industries at, among others, F-Secure Corporation and Nokia Oyj. 

Risto was the Chair of the Board of Directors of Nokia Corporation in 2012-2020, where he led the company through one of the most successful corporate transformations ever. He joined the Nokia Board in 2008 and became Chair in 2012. 

He is a Board member of Futurice Corporation and a member of Komatsu International Advisory Board, a member of the International Advisory Board at IESE Business School, University of Navarra and a member of the Global Advisory Board of Yonsei University School of Business (YSB). Risto was a member of the European Roundtable of Industrialists (ERT) 2012-2020 and was also Chairman of Elisa Corporation OYJ, one of the most successful domestic teleoperator over the last 15 years in Europe.

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Dr André Lévy-Lang

Dr André Lévy-Lang

Dr André Lévy-Lang was previously CEO of Paribas Group, Vice-Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Rothschild & Co, a member of the Executive Board of the French Banks Association and Chairman of the Finance Committee of the French Employers Association. He is currently Chairman of Les Echos SAS, Board member of Rothschild Martin Maurel and the Institut Français des Relations Internationales. 

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Vindi Banga

Vindi Banga

Vindi Banga is Senior Independent Non-Executive Director of GlaxoSmithKline plc, a Partner at Clayton Dubilier & Rice, a Non-Executive Director of the Economist and a member of the Hakluyt International Advisory Board. Vindi sits on the Governing Board of the Indian School of Business, Hyderabad, and the Global Leadership Council of the Saïd Business School, Oxford.

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Claudio Costamagna

Claudio Costamagna

Claudio Costamagna is Executive Chairman of CC & Soci and he sits on the Board of FTI Consulting, a business advisory group listed on the New York Stock Exchange, and three Italian private companies: Italiana Petroli SpA, Finarvedi SpA, holding company of the Arvedi Group and Salini Costruttori SpA, holding company of the Italian industrial group Webuild.

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Dr Jeroen van der Veer

Dr Jeroen van der Veer

Dr Jeroen van der Veer is Chairman of Koninklijke Philips N.V. and Boskalis Westminster Group. He is Deputy Chair of Equinor ASA (previously Statoil ASA). Jeroen was previously CEO of Royal Dutch Shell plc, Chairman of ING Groep N.V. and Vice Chairman of Unilever. He was also a Supervisory Board member of the Dutch Central Bank.

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