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May 2008Present

Managing Director

Ascom (Finland) Oy

Ascom is an international solution provider with comprehensive technological know-how in Mission-Critical Communication. The company concentrates on the core areas of Wireless Solutions (high-value, customer-specific on-site communications solutions) and Security Solutions (applications for security, communication and control systems for infrastructure operators, public security institutions and the army). The company has subsidiaries in 16 countries and a workforce of some 2,000 employees worldwide. Ascom registered shares (ASCN) are listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange in Zurich.

Aug 2005May 2008

Deputy Managing Director

TietoSaab Systems Oy

TietoSaab Systems is a joint venture owned by Tieto and Saab. TietoSaab Systems employs 80 experts in the security and defense sectors' systems and solutions and has operations in four locations in Finland: in Espoo, Tampere, Jyväskylä and Varkaus. The business processes have been certified as complying with ISO 9000 and AQAP standards.

TietoSaab provides system solutions and services in the fields of surveillance and personal security for the defense forces, rescue services, national security, businesses and the infrastructure of society. The services offered include the entire life cycle of systems, and also take the responsibility for integrating the total system and for managing cooperation between different organizations.

Oct 2002Aug 2005

Director, Sales and Business Development

Elektrobit
Jan 2001Sep 2002

IS/IT Consultant

TietoEnator Processing&Network
Sep 1987Dec 2000

General Staff Officer

Finnish Defence Forces

Education

2009

Executive MBA

Helsinki University of Technology-Teknillinen korkeakoulu

The eMBA (Executive MBA) is a compact program that provides a comprehensive understanding of the fundamentals of business. The eMBA program is especially designed for MBA candidates that are working full-time and wish to acquire a general level competence on the fundamental areas of business and strategic management. To complete the eMBA program typically takes about 1,5 years of part-time study.

The curriculum of the eMBA program consists of 7 core modules, one international module, an application project paper and elective studies translating into 60 European Credits (ECTS). The following topics form the core of the eMBA program:

  • Strategy
  • Finance
  • Strategic Operations Management
  • Marketing
  • Accounting
  • Leadership and Organizations
  • Orientation to Studies

The modular structure of the program allows for flexibility in the study process. For instance participants can start the program around the year. By selecting elective modules to complement the core modules, participants are able to flexibly customize the practical outcomes of the studies to meet their individual aspirations and their organizational needs. The eMBA program is further designed to allow continuation of studies towards a full MBA program upon completion of the program.

19941997

Masters Degree

National Defence University
19841987

Bachelors Degree

National Defence University
19801983

High-school graduate

Tapiolan Lukio