Bios of the Management Group Members

Kjell Forsén

President & CEO, Vaisala Group 2006-

Born 1958, Finnish citizen, Lic.Sc.(Technology)

  • Chairman of Vaisala Management Group 2006-

Employment History

  • Ericsson, several managerial positions within the company, both in Finland and abroad 1986-2006
  • President of Ericsson Finland 2003-2006

Positions of Trust

  • JMC Council Center, Member of the Council
  • Valamo Foundation, Member of the Council

Kaarina Muurinen

CFO 2011-

​Born 1958, Finnish citizen, M.Sc. (Econ)

  • Member of Vaisala Management Group 2011-

Employment History

  • Nokia Oyj, Vice President, Supply Chain Finance & Control 2008-2011, Vice President, Shared Accounting Services 2003-2008, Director, Financial Services Platform 1998-2003
  • Hewlett-Packard Brussels Coordination Center, Accounting Manager, Europe Inventory & Revenue 1994-1998
  • Group Controller, Accounting Manager and Teacher, 1981-1994

Position of Trust

  • Aspocomp​​ Group Plc, Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors​

Sampsa Lahtinen

EVP, Industrial Measurements 2013-

Born 1963, Finnish citizen, M.Sc. (El.Eng)

  • Member of Vaisala Management Group 2013-

Employme​nt History

  • Independent Startup-advisor and Investor 2012-2013
  • Nokia Siemens Networks, Head of Vodafone Global Business Team 2009-2012, Head of West Europe 2007-2009
  • Nokia Networks, Vice President of North West Europe 2006-2007, Vice President, América Móvil Customer Business Team, Nokia Networks México 2004-2006, Managing Director, Nokia México 2000-2004

Positions of Trust

  • Foosan Oy, Member of the Board of Directors​​

 

Jarkko Sairanen

EVP, Weather and Environment 2016- 

M. Sc., Industrial Engineering, MBA (INSEAD), Born 1963, Finnish citizen

  • Member of Vaisala Management Group 2016-

Employment History

  • Pöyry PLC, Executive Vice President, President Management Consulting Business Group 2011-2016
  • Elektrobit Corporation, President, Automotive Software Business Segment 2007-2011
  • Nokia Corporation, Vice President, Corporate Strategy 2006-2007, Vice President, Technology Strategy 2004-2006, Vice President, Nokia Ventures Organization 2001-2004
  • Boston Consulting Group, Vice President& Partner 1998-2001, Consultant and Project Manager 1992-1998
  • SIAR-Bossard, Consultant 1988-1991​

Positions of Trust

  • Valmet Automotive PLC, Chairman of the Board of Directors
  • Berggren Oyj, Chairman of the Board of Directors

Vesa Pylvänäinen

EVP, Operations 2011-

Born 1970, Finnish citizen, M.Sc. (Econ)

  • Member of Vaisala Management Group 2011-

Employment History

  • Vice President, Business Development, Elcoteq, Manufacturing Services Division 2010-2011
  • Director, Operational Excellence, Elcoteq, Communications Networks Division 2009-2010
  • Global Operations Manager, Elcoteq, Communications Networks Division 2008-2009
  • General Manager, Elcoteq Romania Srl 2008
  • Plant Manager 2006-2008, Elcoteq Hungary
  • Business Controller, Elcoteq Hungary 2002-2006
  • Business Controller at Satama Interactive, Tecnomen and Metsä-Serla 1995-2001

Marja Happonen

EVP, Human Resources 1994-

Born 1957, Finnish citizen, M.Sc. (Econ)

  • Member of Vaisala Management Group 1996-

Employment History

  • Scribona Oy, HR Manager 1989-1994
  • Postipankki, HR Development 1982-1989

Katriina Vainio

EVP, Group General Counsel 2017-

Born 1967, Finnish citizen, LL.M., Law (Turku)

  • Member of Vaisala Management Group 2017-
  • Secretary for the Board of Directors 2015-

Employment History

  • Vaisala Oyj, General Counsel 2009-2017
  • Outokumpu Oyj, Manager of Legal Affairs 2001-2009
  • Nordkalk Oyj, General Counsel, 1997-2001
  • Partek Oyj Abp, Legal Counsel 1992-1997