CVs of the Management Group Members

Kjell Forsén

Kjell Forsen

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

Mari Heusala

Mari Heusala, Vaisala

 

EVP, Human Resources 2019-

Born 1966, Finnish citizen, M.Sc. (Economics)

  • Member of Vaisala Management Group 2019-

Employment History

  • Executive Vice President, Human Resources and Office Services, F-Secure Corporation, 2015–
  • Senior Vice President, Human Resources & Development, Basware Corporation, 2009–2015
  • Several global HR director positions, Nokia, 1997–2009
  • Project Coordinator, Northrop Grumman International Aircraft Inc, 1993–1996

     

     

Sampsa Lahtinen

Sampsa Lahtinen


EVP, Industrial Measurements 2013-

Born 1963, Finnish citizen, M.Sc. (Electrical Engineering)

  • 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​​

 

Kaarina Muurinen

Kaarina Muurinen

CFO 2011-

​Born 1958, Finnish citizen, M.Sc. (Economics and Business Administration)

  • 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​

Vesa Pylvänäinen

Vesa Pylvänäinen

EVP, Operations 2011-

Born 1970, Finnish citizen, M.Sc. (Economics and Business Administration)

  • 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

Jarkko Sairanen

Jarkko Sairanen

 

EVP, Weather and Environment 2016- 

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

  • 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

Katriina Vainio

Katriina Vainio

 

EVP, Group General Counsel 2017-

Born 1967, Finnish citizen, LL.M., Law

  • 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