President, CEO and Leadership team

iLOQ’s President and CEO manages the company’s operations with the assistance of the Leadership Team.

President and CEO

The CEO of the company shall administer the company’s ongoing operations pursuant to the guidelines and directives issued by the Board and to the CEO’s agreement.

Heikki Hiltunen

Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

b. 1962, B.Sc. Computer Science

Earlier worked as Senior Vice President and Head of Global Sales, Marketing and Service for Danfoss Drives 2014–2017; Executive Vice President and Deputy to the CEO for Vacon Plc. 2002–2014; Vice President for Europe, Middle East and Africa, and CEO for Tellabs Ltd. in Finland, Tellabs Inc. 2000–2002; and a range of international management and leadership positions for Honeywell Inc. during 1986–2002 in Finland, Germany and the USA. Current key positions of trust are Chairman of the Board SM-Liiga Oy and Chairman of the Board Hockey-Team Vaasan Sport Oy.

Erja Sankari

Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, COO

b. 1973, M. Sc. (Econ)

Earlier worked as Vice President, Global Supply Chain for Nokia and Factory Head for Nokia Siemens Networks & Nokia Networks. More than 20 years leadership experience in global technology companies, mainly in Operations, Factory and Supply Chain leadership roles. Current key positions of trust are board member Eltel Networks AB, Nurminen Logistics Oyj, Partnera Oyj and Oulu University, Strategic Advisory Board.

Timo Pirskanen

Chief Financial Officer (CFO)

b. 1969, M.Sc. Economics and Business Administration

Earlier worked as CFO for Adapteo Plc; CFO for Kotipizza Oyj 2015–2019; Vice President, Investor Relations for Rautaruukki Oyj 2011–2015; and equity analysis management positions in Finland for Deutsche Bank AG 2004–2011. Prior to that, he worked in various expert positions in corporate finance and venture capital (1997–2004) and as an auditor (1995–1997). The international financial publication Finance Monthly chose Pirskanen as its 2017 CFO in Finland. Current key position of trust is Board member in Vesivek Oy.

Tomi Karjalainen

Chief Innovation Officer

b. 1978, The Vocational Qualification in Business and Administration (QBA)

Previously served as iLOQ’s Chief Product Officer 2019–2021, Chief Sales Officer Nordics 2017–2019, Chief Sales Officer and Marketing Officer 2015–2017, Head of Sales Finland 2012–2015 and Sales Manager 2009–2012. Earlier worked as Sales Director, Building construction 2006–2008 and Sales Manager for Lukkoexpert Oy 2002–2006.

Minna Tuomikoski

Chief Human Resources Officer

b. 1976, M.Sc. Education

Earlier worked as Human Resources Director for Luovi Vocational (2009–2018, responsible for strategic human resource management and its development and change management; Group HR Manager, HR Manager, Finland and HR Coordinator for PKC Group Oyj 2004–2009, taking responsibility for strategic HR management globally. Current key position of trust is Board member in Oulu Chamber of Commerce.

Jaana Klinga

General Counsel

b.  1968, Master of Laws

Jaana Klinga has previously acted as the General Counsel of Nokian Tyres plc (2020 – 2022), PricewaterhouseCoopers Oy (2015-2020), Vacon plc (2011-2015) and as Deputy General Counsel and Legal Counsel at Ahlstrom Group (until 2011).

Joni Lampinen

General Manager, USA

b. 1977, MBA and BBA (marketing), CBM Certified board member

Previously served as iLOQ’s Chief Marketing Officer 2018–2022. Earlier worked as Vice President, Marketing for Danfoss A/S 2015–2017; and Director, Brand and Marketing Communications for Vacon Plc 2012–2014.

Thomas Thörewik

Chief Sales Officer

b. 1967, M.Sc. Power Electronics

Earlier worked as Senior Vice President, Head of Global Sales & Services for Danfoss Drives (2017–2020); Vice President for Danfoss Drives 2015–2017; Vice President, Northern & Eastern Europe for Vacon Plc 2013–2015; Managing Director for Vacon Drives A/S 2009–2013; Managing Director for Vacon AB 2008–2013; and Manager at Omron Electronics AB 2000–2008.

Timo Ainali

Chief Technology Officer

b. 1969, M.Sc. Electrical Engineering

Earlier worked as Director, R&D and Operations for EXFO Homeland Security 2017–2019; Director, R&D for EXFO 2010–2017; Executive Vice President for IP Solutions 2008–2010; Vice President, R&D for NetHawk Oyj 2003–2008; and Senior Program Manager 2002–2003, Head of R&D, Special Products 1999–2002, and several R&D positions in R&D for Nokia 1994–1999.

Ville Tolvanen

Chief Marketing Officer, Interim

b. 1972, BBA

Ville is a governing board professional and investor. Ville has previously worked as a CEO in Digitalist Group Oyj, as a Director in Radiolinja and Alma Media and as a Strategy Consultant in several companies he has founded since 1996. Currently, Ville is Chairman of the Board of Cross Wrap Oy and Brandkind Oy and a member of the Board of Saalasti Finland Oy. Ville is known as an established expert in digitalization, growth and marketing.