Board of Directors

The Board of Directors attends to the management of the Company and the due organisation of the Company’s operations. The Board of Directors supervises and monitors the Company’s active management, appoints and dismisses the CEO and approves the major decisions affecting the Company’s strategy, investments, organisation, the management’s remuneration scheme and finances.

 

In accordance with the Digital Workforce’s Articles of Association, the Company has a Board of Directors comprised of a minimum of three and a maximum of eight members. The members of the Board of Directors are elected in the Annual General Meeting for a term that ends at the end of the Annual General Meeting following their election.

Independence of the Board of Directors

Marika Auramo, a member of the Board, is independent of the company and company's significant shareholders. The other members of the Board of Directors are not independent of the company or the company's significant shareholders.

Board of Directors

Timo Ahopelto
Chairman of the Board since 2016
M.Sc.

Career
Founding Partner at Lifeline Ventures fund management companies since 2009, CEO at TA Ventures Ltd, a company controlled by Ahopelto, since 2009, Head of Business Development at Blyk Services Oy in 2006–2009, Co-Founder, CEO and Chief Commercial Officer at CRF Health Oy (later Signant Health Oy) in 2000–2006 and Consultant at McKinsey & Company Inc in 1999–2000.

Positions of trust
Member and Chairman of the Board of Directors at Lifeline SPAC I Plc since 2021, Chairman of the Board of Directors at LLV Fund Management Ltd since 2019, Chairman of the Board of Directors at Lifeline Ventures GP IV Oy since 2019, Chairman of the Board of Directors at Lifeline Ventures GP II Ltd. since 2017, member of the Board of Directors at Lifeline Ventures GP III Ltd since 2017, member of the Board of Directors at Human Engineering Health Oy, Inc. since 2020, member of the Board of Directors at Uuden Lastensairaalan Tukisäätiö sr since 2019, member of the Board of Directors at Yksityisyrittäjäin Säätiö sr since 2019, member of the Board of Directors at Solidium Oy since 2017, member of the Board of Directors at TietoEVRY Corporation since 2017, Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors at TietoEVRY Corporation in 2021, member of the Board of Directors at Oura Health Ltd since 2016, member of the Board of Directors at Elinkeinoelämän valtuuskunta EVA ry since 2015, member of the Board of Directors at Elinkeinoelämän tutkimuslaitos ETLA r.y. since 2015, member of the Board of Directors at Slush Ltd since 2014, Chairman of the Board of Directors at Slush Ltd since 2018, member of the Board of Directors of the Innovation Committee of Helsinki University since 2014, member of the Board of Directors at TILT Biotherapeutics Ltd since 2014, Chairman of the Board of Directors at Norsepower Oy Ltd since 2013, Chairman of the Board of Directors at Valkee Oy since 2012, member of the Board of Directors at ArcDia International Oy Ltd since 2012, member of the Board of Directors at Suomen Urheilun tukisäätiö sr since 2021, member of the Board of Directors at P2X Solutions Ltd since 2021, member of the Board of Directors at Flowrite Oy since 2021, member of the Board of Directors at Koherent Oy since 2020, member of the Board of Directors at Front AI Ltd since 2019, member of the Board of Directors at Maplet Oy since 2019, member of the Board of Directors at Sooma Medical since 2013, member of the Board of Directors at Medix Biochemica Group Oy since 2018, member of the Board of Directors at Meru Health Inc since 2016, member of the Board of Directors at Dispelix Ltd since 2016, Chairman of the Board of Directors at Tehtaankatu Base Ltd since 2016, member of the Board of Directors at TA Ventures Ltd, a company controlled by Ahopelto, since 2009

Heikki Länsisyrjä
Member of the Board since 2021
Master of Science in Economics
Career
Partner and Co-Founder at Digital Workforce Services Plc since 2015 and CEO at Digital Workforce Services Plc in 2015–2021, CEO at OpusCapita Solutions Oy in 2013–2015, CEO at Itella Information Group Oy in 2007–2012, Director of a business unit at Fujitsu Services Finland Oy in 1998–2006 and various managerial positions at ICL Data Oy in 1992–1998.

Positions of trust
Member of the Board of Directors at Front AI Ltd since 2018

Juha Mikkola
Member of the Board since 2018
Master of Science in Economics

Career
Senior Partner at CapMan Growth Equity Ltd since 2021, CEO at CapMan Growth Equity Ltd in 2017–2021, Head of Private Equity/Venture Capital Operations at Norvestia Oyj in 2011–2017, CEO at Mikkola Partners Oy in 2010–2011, Senior Partner and Founder at Eqvitec Partners Oy in 1998–2010, Investment Director at Finnish Industry Investment Ltd in 1996–1997 and Founding Partner at Aboa Venture Management Oy in 1993–1996.

 

Positions of trust
Member of the Board of Directors at Digital Workforce Services Plc since 2018, member of the Board of Directors at Unikie Ltd since 2020, member of the Board of Directors at Sofigate Ltd since 2021, member of the Board of Directors at Picosun Group since 2019, member of the Board of Directors at Arctic Security Ltd since 2018 and member of the Board of Directors at Avidly Plc since 2019 and member of the Board of Directors at Capman Growth Equity Ltd since 2017.

Leena Niemistö
Member of the Board since 2015
Doctor of Medical Science

Career
Deputy CEO at Pihlajalinna Plc in 2013–2016 and CEO at Dextra Oy in 2003–2016.

 

Positions of trust
Member of the Board of Directors at Digital Workforce Services Plc since 2015, Chairman of the Board of Directors at the Finnish National Opera and Ballet since 2016, member of the Board of Directors at Pihlajalinna Plc since 2013 and Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors at Pihlajalinna Plc since 2016, Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors at Stockmann plc since 2016, Chairman of the Board of Directors and the Nomination Committee at Nexstim Oyj since 2019, member of the Board of Directors at Raisio plc since 2017, member of the Board of Directors at University Pharmacy Ltd since 2018, Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors at Suomen Messut Osuuskunta since 2021 and member of the Board of Directors at Suomen Messut Osuuskunta since 2015, member of the Board of Directors at Nightingale Health Plc since 2021, Chairman of the Board of Directors at Front AI Ltd since 2021 and member of the Board of Directors at Front AI Ltd since 2019, Chairman of the Board of Directors at Precordior Ltd since 2020 and member of the Board of Directors at Precordior Ltd since 2019, Chairman of the Board of Directors at Oopperan ja baletin tukisäätiö sr since 2017, member of the Supervisory Board at Suomen Kulttuurirahasto sr since 2017, Chairman of the Board of Directors at LymphaTouch Inc. since 2015 and member of the Board of Directors at LymphaTouch Inc. since 2013, Chairman of the Board of Directors at DBC Global Ltd since 2017, member of the Board of Directors at Imagine Clarity (BN Clarity Inc.) since 2016 and Chairman of the Board of Directors at Imagine Clarity (BN Clarity Inc.) in 2016–2019, Chairman of the Ars Fennica Award Panel since 2004

Jukka Virkkunen
Member of the Board since 2015
MBA

Career
Partner, Co-Founder and member of the Management Team at Digital Workforce Services Plc since 2015, Co-Founder at Front AI Ltd since 2019, owner of Convino Oy since 2014, Partner at Rdigo Oy since 2015, Senior Vice President at Basware Corporation in 2006–2013 and Unit Manager at Capgemini Oy in 2004–2006.

 

Positions of trust
Member of the Board of Directors at Capricode Oy since 2021, member of the Board of Directors at Front AI Ltd since 2019

Marika Auramo
Member of the Board since 2021
eMBA
Career
Chief Operating Officer at SAP SE since 2021, Managing Director at SAP SE in the Nordic and Baltic region in 2019–2021, Global Chief Operating Officer, Database and Data Management at SAP America in 2016–2019, General Manager, Services Industry at SAP SE in 2014–2016, various managerial positions at SAP SE in 2005–2015, managerial positions at SAP Finland Oy in 2003–2004, Industry Director, Service and Retail Industries at SAP SE in 2002, Industry Director, Communications and Services at SAP Finland Oy in 2000–2001, Key Account Manager at SAP Finland Oy in 1998–1999, Sales Manager at Delphi Oy in 1992–1998 and Account Manager at SUN-CAD Oy in 1990–1992.