Sitowise’s Board of Directors consists of a minimum of three and a maximum of nine members. On this page, you can find the introductions of the board members.

Eero Heliövaara

- Chairman of the Board since 2019
- Chairman of the Personnel Committee
- Member of the Acquisitions Committee
- Master’s degree in Economics and Business Administration, Master’s degree in Engineering
- Born 1956, Finnish citizen
- Independent of the company and its major shareholders
- Shareholdings: 109,208 shares of which 81,208 through Heliocabala Oy
Eero Heliövaara hallituksen puheenjohtaja

Key positions of trust and work experience:

Mr. Heliövaara acts as a Board member of Saastamoinen Foundation and LymphaTouch Inc, and as a delegate in the Finnish Foundation for Economic Education. Previously he has acted in the Boards of YIT Plc, Solidium Oy, eQ Oyj, Realia Group Oy and Paulig Oy, and as a Director General in the State of Finland the Ownership Steering Department of Prime Minister's Office, the CEO of SRV Group Plc, Pohjola Group Plc and Merita Asset Management Oy, and as an Executive Vice President and Chief Investment Officer of Ilmarinen Mutual Pension Insurance Company.

Taina Kyllönen

- Board member since 2019
- Member of the Audit Committee
- Master’s degree in Economics and Business Administration
- Born 1967, Finnish citizen
- Independent of the company and its major shareholders
- Shareholdings: 12,820 shares
Taina Kyllänen Sitowise hallitus

Key positions of trust and work experience:

Ms. Kyllönen acts as the Director of Communications, Innovations and Community Relations of the University of Helsinki and a Board Member of HIS, Helsinki Innovation Services Ltd and Center for Continuing Education HY + Ltd. Previously she has acted as Executive Vice President and Head of Corporate Identity and Group Communications and Member of the Executive Committee of SSAB Group, in addition to which she has held similar positions at Rautaruukki Corporation and Metso Corporation.

Mirel Leino-Haltia

- Board member since 2021
- Chairman of the Audit Committee
- PhD in Economics and Business Administration, CFA charter
- Born 1971, Finnish citizen
- Independent of the company and its major shareholders 
- Shareholdings: 5,500 shares
Mirel Leino-Haltia

    Key positions of trust and work experience:

    Ms. Leino-Haltia acts as a Professor of Practice at Aalto University School of Business and is a Board Member of Teleste Corporation, Ålandsbanken Plc, Euroclear Finland Ltd, Boardman Ltd, Savings Banks Research Foundation, LocalTapiola Mutual Life Insurance Company, LocalTapiola Asset Management Ltd and the Association of Finnish auditors (Suomen tilintarkastajat ry). She is also Chairman of the Board of Indufor Oy. Previously Ms. Leino-Haltia has worked several years as a partner in consulting practice of PricewaterhouseCoopers Oy. 

    Elina Piispanen

    - Board member since 2017
    - Member of the Personnel Committee
    - Master’s degree in Economics and Business Administration
    - Born 1963, Finnish citizen
    - Independent of the company and its major shareholders
    - Shareholdings: 70,000 shares of which 50,000 shares through Fit Advice Oy
    Elina Piispanen hallituksen jäsen

    Key positions of trust and work experience:

    Ms. Piispanen is a Board member of Cervi Oy, Cinia Oy, Finnvera Oy, in Oiva Isännöinti group companies and Telko Ltd and, Chair of the Board of Punainen Risti Ensiapu Oy, and acts as the CEO and Board member of Fit Advice Oy. She is also an angel investor in several firms. Previously she has been member of the board in Loihde Oyj and acted as Chief Transformation Officer at Sanoma Media Finland Ltd and over the years she has held several leading positions at Accenture as a partner.

    Petri Rignell

    - Board member since 2019
    - Member of the Acquisition Committee
    - Master’s degree in Engineering
    - Born 1962, Finnish citizen
    - Independent of the company and its major shareholders
    - Shareholdings: 80,340 shares of which 30,340 through PriRock Oy
    Petri Rignell Sitowise hallitus

    Key positions of trust and work experience:

    Mr. Rignell serves as Chairman of the Boards of Consti Plc, Nordec Group Oyj, and Kreate Group Oyj.  He is a Board member of Fimpac Group Ltd and its group companies, of Kreate group companies, of Arco group companies, Setera Communications Oy, and acts as a member of the Board and the CEO of PriRock Oy. Mr. Rignell has acted as managing director of IVGPolar Oy and Projektikonsultit Oy earlier.

    Tomi Terho

    - Vice Chair of the Board
    - Board member since 2016
    - Chair of the Acquisitions Committee
    - Master’s degree in Economics and Business Administration
    - Born 1984, Finnish citizen
    - Independent of the company but not of its major shareholders
    - No shareholdings
    Tomi Terho Sitowise hallitus

    Key positions of trust and work experience:

    Mr. Terho is a partner at Intera Partners Oy and serves as a member of the Boards of Arco group companies, Better Burger Society  group companies, several companies belonging to the group of companies of Intera Partners, Oppo One Oy and Lummene Capital Oy. Previously, he has also been a Board member of, for example, NoHo Partners Oyj, Evidensia Djursjukvård AB, Consti Group Plc and Polarica AB, and worked as a management consultant at McKinsey.

    Niklas Sörensen

    - Board member since 2023
    - Member of the Personnel Committee
    - Member of the Acquisitions Committee
    - M. Sc. (Eng.) 
    - Born 1970, Swedish citizen
    - Independent of the company and its major shareholders 
    - Shareholdings: 3,000 shares
    Hallituksen jäsen Niklas Sörensen

    Key positions of trust and work experience:
    Mr. Sörensen has extensive experience in technical consulting in built environment with focus on transport infrastructure, real estate and energy. In addition, he has strong knowledge in R&D, green transition, new business models, and digitalization. He was the Managing Director of Ramboll Sweden between 2016–2021 and worked as Business Area Director of Sweden at WSP between 2013–2016. Prior to that he held several management positions in Grontmij and Ramboll.

    Currently Sörensen is the CEO and co-founder of Locus Infra, a management company investing in small-scale energy assets in the Nordics. He also serves as the Chairman of the Boards of Diagona and Markanvisning i Norden Ab, and  is a member of the Boards of Directors of Universes and IQ Samhällsbyggnad.

    Mats Åström

    - Board member since 2023
    - Member of the Audit Committee
    - Member of the Acquisitions Committee
    - B. Sc. (Business Administration and Economics)
    - Born 1965, Swedish citizen
    - Independent of the company and its major shareholders 
    - Shareholdings: 2,500 shares

    Hallituksen jäsen Mats Åström

    Key positions of trust and work experience:

    Mr. Åström has long track record from developing companies organically and via M&A. He has a long career in the financial services industry and has extensive experience in business planning and development, entrepreneurship, business process improvement, and strategy.

    Åström has acted as the CEO and CFO of Nordic Climate Group since 2021. Prior to that he was the CEO of Sandbäcken Invest AB between 2018–2021 and held several CFO positions in different companies such as Sandbäcken Invest AB, CFO between 2017–2018; and Rejlers AB, CFO between 2014–2017.