Board of Directors

Board of Directors

Jyrki Liljeroos

Chairman of the Board of Directors, 2021-
b. 1955, Degree in Business Administration (University of Uppsala)
Finnish citizen

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Main employment history:

Senior Advisor, Santen Oy and Santen Japan Ltd, 2017–2018

Corporate Officer, Santen Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd Japan, 2004–2016

President, Santen Oy, 1997–2016

President, Santen GmbH, 2001–2013

General Manager, Santen Europe, 2000–2012

 

Board memberships:

Member of the Board of Directors, Modulight, Inc. 2017-2021

Chairman of the Board of Directors, Tilt Biotechnology Ltd,  2021-

Chairman of the Board of Directors, StemSight Oy, 2021-

Chairman of the Board of Directors, Tuomi Logistiikka Oy, 2020-

Chairman of the Board of Directors, Provex Oy, 2008-

Member of the Board of Directors, Serres Oy, 1993-

Member of the Board of Directors, PareeGroup Oy, 1993-

Member of the Board of Directors (2019-) ja Chairman (2021-), Heart Foundation Finland

Member (2014-) and Chairman (2017-), Eye Research Foundation

Chairman of the Board of Directors, Hallituspartnerit Ry, 2018-

Chairman of the Board of Directors, Tampere City Mission, 2021-

Chairman of the Board of Directors, Hämeen Sydänpiiri ry, 2005-

Vice Chairman, Suomen Sydänliitto, 2013-2020

Chairman of the Board of Directors, Santen Oy, 2016–2017

Chairman of the Board of Directors, SantenPharma Ab, 1998–2016

Member of the Board of Directors, Santen Oy, 1997–2016

 

Holdings: board and management holdings

Jyrki Liljeroos is independent of the company and significant shareholders.

Pia Kantola

Member of the Board of Directors, 2021-
s. 1969, Master of Science, Master of Business Administration and Leadership (University of Tampere)
Finnish citizen

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Main employment history:

CEO and advisor, Piceasoft Oy, 2019-

Operative and Customer Experience Director, HMD Global Oy, 2016-2019

Product Development Manager, Microsoft Mobile Oy, 2014-2016

Logistics Director (2011-2014), Product Development Manager (2006-2011), Product Manager (2003-2006) and Maintenance Manager (1999-2003), Nokia Oyj

Sales Support Engineer, Oy Mercantile Ab Fastems FMS unit, 1997-1999

 

Board memberships:

Member of the Board of Directors, Variantum Oy, 2020.

 

Holdings: board and management holdings

Pia Kantola is independent of the company and significant shareholders.

Timur Kärki

Member of the Board of Directors, 2021-
s. 1971, Master of Science (University of Tampere)
Finnish citizen

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Main employment history:

CEO (2010-2019), Head of Project Management (2007-2010) and System Developer (2002-2007), Gofore Oyj

Chief Technology Officer, Wireless Artificial Intelligence Services, 2001-2002

Production Manager and Senior Software Specialist, Tietovalta Ltd, 1999-2001

Software Engineer, Sonera Medialab, 1997-1999

 

Board memberships:

Chairman of the Board of Directors, Gofore Oyj, 2019-

Member of the Board of Directors, Finland Chamber of Commerce, 2021-

Member of the Board of Directors, Technology Industries of Finland, 2019-

Member of the Board of Directors, Navakka Group Oy, 2018-

Member of the Board of Directors, Ilves-Hockey Oy, 2017-

 

Holdings: board and management holdings

Timur Kärki is independent of the company and significant shareholders.

Seppo Orsila

Member of the Board 2000-, CEO 2019-, Member of the Management Team 2000-
b. 1975, Master of Science (Semiconductor Physics), MBA
Finnish citizen

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Main employment history:

CEO, Modulight, Inc., 2019–

Executive Chairman, Modulight, Inc., 2014-2019

CFO of the Accessories business unit (2010-2014), CFO of the Sales/Business Development unit and the Controlling Management Team (2006-2014), Nokia Mobile Phones, 2010–2014

CFO and Vice President of Marketing, Modulight, Inc., 2000–2006

Sales Manager, Nordic Epitaxy Oy, 1999–2000

Strategic Research Manager, Tampere University of Technology, 1997–2000

 

Board memberships:

Chairman of the Board, Modulight, Inc. 2000-2021,

Member of the Board of Directors, Adwatec Oy, 2020-

Member, Industry Committee, Tampere Chamber of Commerce, 2017-

Member of the Board of Directors, Healthtech Finland, 2015-

 

Holdings: board and management holdings

As one of the two main shareholders of the company and as the company’s CEO, Seppo Orsila is not independent from significant shareholders or the company.

Kalle Palomäki

Member of the Board of Directors, 2013-
b. 1975, Master of Science (Computer Science), MBA
Finnish citizen

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Main employment history:

CEO, Vestaina Oy, 2007-

Business Development Director, Modulight, Inc., 2021-

Senior Business Development Manager, Venture Capital Business, Amazon Web Services, 2020-2021

Senior Startup Business Development Manager, Amazon Web Services, 2019–2020

Managing Director, Intopalo GmbH, 2017–2019

CEO, LymphaTouch Oy, 2013–2017

Senior Vice President, Efecte Oyj, 2013

CEO, RM5 Sofware Oy, 2011–2013,

Vice President, SSH Communications Security Oyj, 2009–2011

Account Manager, Adobe Systems Inc, 2008–2009

Strategic Account Manager, PacketVideo Inc, 2006–2008

Account Manager, Synopsys Inc, 2001–2006

 

Board memberships:

Member of the Board of Directors, Vestaina Oy, 2007-

 

Holdings: board and management holdings

Kalle Palomäki is independent of significant shareholders but as the company’s Business Development Director not independent of the company.

Petteri Uusimaa

Member of the Board of Directors, 2000-, Member of the Management Team 2000-
b. 1969, Ph.D Semiconductor physics (Tampere University of Technology)
Finnish citizen

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Main employment history:

Chief Technology Officer, Modulight, Inc., 2019-

CEO, Modulight, Inc., 2000-2019

 

Board memberships:

Member of the Board of Directors, Nanofoot Finland Oy, 2017-2020

Chairman, Biophotonics committee, EPIC (European Photonics Industry Consortium), 2014-2020
Member, Management Team, EPIC (European Photonics Industry Consortium), 2014-2020

 

Holdings: board and management holdings

As one of the two main shareholders of the company and as the company’s CTO, Petteri Uusimaa is not independent from significant shareholders or the company.