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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, cybersecurity
  • 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 Corp., a cybersecurity company, having served as President and CEO of the company from 1988 to 2006.

Industry Knowledge

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

Risto was the Chair of the Board of Directors of Nokia Corp. from 2012 to 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 Corp. 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 Round Table of Industrialists (ERT) from 2012 to 2020 and was also Chairman of Elisa Corp. OYJ, one of the most successful domestic teleoperators over the last 15 years in Europe.

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