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The Board of Directors of Basware Corporation is responsible for the company’s management and the appropriate arrangement of its operations. The Board supervises the company’s operations and management and decides on significant matters concerning the company strategy, organization, financing and investments. The essential duties and responsibilities of the Board are defined primarily by the Articles of Association and the Finnish Companies Act. The Board annually ratifies a rules of procedure that specifies the meeting procedure of the Board of Directors and its tasks.

Board of Directors


Hannu Vaajoensuu

Chairman of the Board since 2005

Born in 1961, Mr. Vaajoensuu holds an MSc in Economics and has served on the board of Basware since 1990.

Key professional experience
CEO, Basware Corporation, 1999-2004
Executive director, Basware Corporation, 1991-1999
Consulting positions, Basware Corporation, 1987-1991

Positions of trust
Vice chairman of the Board, Comptel Oyj
Board member, Efecte Oy
Board member, Movenium
Chairman of the Board, Solita Group Oy
Chairman of the Board, Sparklike Oy

Ilkka Sihvo

Vice chairman of the Board since 2012 and member of the Audit Committee

Born in 1962, Mr. Sihvo has an MSc in Economics and an MSc in Technology (Engineering).

Key professional experience
CEO, Solaforce, 2014-
CEO, Softaforce, 2012-
CEO, Basware Corporation, 2005-2011
Chairman of the Board and chief financial officer, Basware
Corporation, 2000-2004
Management tasks, Basware Corporation, 1989-1999

Positions of trust
Board member, Smilehouse Oy

David Bateman

Board member since 2016

Born in 1974, Mr. Bateman holds a BA and MA in Management Studies from Cambridge University.

Key professional experience
Senior Advisor, Alternative Finance, Arrowgrass, 2015–
CEO, Founder, Captec Systems Ltd, 2013–
COO, Partner, Arrowgrass Capital Partners, 2007–2011
Equity Finance, Merrill Lynch, 2005–2007

Positions of trust
Director and Senior Advisor, Arrowgrass entities
Director and Board member, Captec Systems Ltd
Ambassador, Amantani 

Michael Ingelög

Board member since 2015 and member of the Audit Committee

Born in 1971, Mr. Ingelög has studied Economics and Business Administration at Uppsala University.

Key professional experience
Ingelög is an entrepreneur and a private investor in to Financial Technology and Venture Capital
CEO, Credit Suisse Group in the Nordic region, until 08/2014
Head of Global Markets division in the Nordic region, Deutsche Bank, 2006-2010
Head of Sales for Holland, Deutsche Bank, 2008-2010

Positions of trust
Ingelög is a board member in a number of businesses both in the UK and in the Nordic region.

Tuija Soanjärvi

Board member since 2013 and chairman of the Audit Committee

Mrs. Soanjärvi was born in 1955 and has an MSc in Economics.

Key professional experience
Senior vice president and chief financial officer, Itella Corporation, 2005-2011
Executive vice president and chief financial officer, Elisa Corporation, 2003-2005
Senior vice president and chief financial officer, TietoEnator Oyj, 1990-2003
Finance manager, Tietotehdas Corporation, 1987-1990
Internal auditor, Tietotehdas Corporation, 1986-1987

Positions of trust
Board member, Metsähallitus Metsätalous Oy, 2016-
Board member, Nixu Oyj, 2015-
Vice chairperson of board of federation, The Finnish Orienteering Federation, 2014-
Board member, Silta Oy, 2012-
Board member and audit committee member, VR-Group Ltd, 2012-
Board member and audit committee chairperson, Affecto Plc, 2011-
Board member and audit committee chairperson, Metsähallitus, 2011-

Anssi Vanjoki

Board member since 2012

Mr. Vanjoki was born in 1956 and has an MSc in Economics.

Key professional experience
Executive Vice President and General Manager, Nokia, until 03/2011
Executive board member, Nokia Group, 1998-2011

Positions of trust
Chairman of the Board, Amer Sports Corporation
Chairman of the Board, Vertu Holdings Ltd
Board member, Koskisen Oy
Angel investor, chairman and board member of several technology start-up companies

Basware Executive Team

Vesa Tykkyläinen

Chief Executive Officer (as of September 26, 2016)

Born in 1960, Mr. Tykkyläinen joined Basware and the Basware Executive Team in 2016. He holds a BSc in Telecommunications.

Key professional experience
Vice President, Liquid Core Business Line, Nokia Networks, 2013-2016
Head of Core Platforms, Nokia Solutions & Networks, 2012-2013
Head of Microwave Transport & Optical Networks Business Lines, Nokia Siemens Networks, 2010-2012
Head of Microwave Transport Business Line, Nokia Siemens Networks, 2008-2010
Head of GSM & WCDMA Product Management, Nokia Siemens Networks, 2007-2008
Vice President GSM & WCDMA Product Management, Nokia Networks, 2006-2007
Vice President, WCDMA Product Management, Nokia Networks, 2004-2005
Vice President & General Manager, Technology Modules, Nokia Networks, 2002-2004
Vice President & General Manager, IP Radio Networks, Nokia Networks, 2000-2001

 

 

Jane Broberg

Senior Vice President, Human Resources

Born in 1966, Mrs. Broberg has studied business, and joined Basware in 2010 and the Basware Executive Team in 2015.

Key professional experience
Vice-president, Global HR, Basware, 2013-2015
HR Director Europe - Global Professional Services, Basware, 2010-2013
Senior Programme Lead Capability & Resource, BP Plc, 2008-2010
Senior HR Manager - Professional Services, SAP UKI Ltd, 2006-2008
SAP Consulting Practice & HR Manager¸ ICM UK Ltd, 1999-2001
SAP Consulting Partner & Practice Manager, Oil & Gas, MAS/IBM UK Ltd, 1996-1998
SAP Consulting Partner & Senior SAP Sales and Distribution Consultant, MAS/IBM UK Ltd, 1995-1996
PA Consulting & SAP Education Strategy Consultant, MAS/IBM UK Ltd, 1995-1995
SAP R/2 Education Consultant, Mobil Oil Company Ltd (UK), 1992-1995

Tehseen Dahya

Senior Vice President, North America

MBA graduate Mr Dahya joined Basware and the Basware Executive Team in 2016. He was born in 1966.

Key professional experience

General Manager, North America, Basware 04/2016-11/2016
President and Chief Executive Officer, Verian, 1998-2016
Co-founder and Vice President, Eastern Medical & Surgical sold to Henry Schein, 1994-2007
President & Chief Executive Officer, HealthNet LLC 1996-1998

 

Lars Madsen

Chief Marketing Officer

Born in 1974, Mr. Madsen joined Basware and the Basware Executive Team in 2016. He holds an MSc in Business & Quality Management.

Key professional experience
Marketing Director, Canon UK & Ireland, 2014-2016
Program Director - EMEA Corporate Transformation Programme, Canon Europe, 2014-2014
Business Strategy & Development Director EMEA, Canon Europe, 2009-2014
Strategic Planning Manager EMEA, Canon Europe, 2007-2009
Strategic Project Manager, Canon Spain, 2006-2007
Change Manager, Nokia 4PL, Solectron Europe, 2004-2006
Implementation Manager, European Program Office, Canon Europe, 2001-2004

 

Ilari Nurmi

Senior Vice President, Purchase to Pay

Born in 1975, Mr. Nurmi joined Basware and the Basware Executive Team in 2013. He holds an MSc in Engineering.

Key professional experience
Senior Vice President, Products & Services, Basware, 2013-2015
Vice President, Product Marketing, Nokia, 2011-2012
Vice President, Nokia Eseries Marketing, Nokia, 2009-2011
Vice President, Nokia Eseries Go To Market, Nokia, 2008-2009
Director, Product Management, Software Platforms, Nokia, 2007
Director, Product Management, S60 Platform, Nokia, 2005-2006
Director, Mobile Applications and Services, Nokia, 2001-2005
Business development manager, Nokia, 2000-2001
Business analyst, Nokia, 1998-2000

Positions of trust
Board member, Innofactor Oyj, 2013-

Niclas Rosenlew

Chief Financial Officer

Born in 1972, Mr. Rosenlew holds an MSc in Finance. He joined the company and the Executive Team in 2014.

Key professional experience
CFO, Smart Devices Business Unit, Microsoft, 2014
CFO, Smart Devices Business Unit, Nokia, 2013
Head of Finance, Smart Devices Products and Portfolio, Nokia, 2011-2012
Head of Finance, Strategy & Business Development and Quality for North America & China Business Unit, Nokia, 2009-2011
Head of Finance, Strategy & Business Development, CDMA Businesss Unit, Nokia, 2007-2009
Director, Mergers & Acquisitions, Nokia, 2003-2007
Vice President, Nordic Investment Banking, Deutche Bank, 2000-2003
Associate, Investment Banking, Enskilda Securities, 1997-2000

Matti Rusi

Senior Vice President, Professional Services

MBA graduate Mr. Rusi has worked for Basware since 2010, the same year he joined the Executive Team. He was born in 1963.

Key professional experience
Senior Vice President, Solution Services, Basware 2010-2015
Chief operating officer, Profit Software Oy, 2008-2009
Chief executive officer, Valimo Wireless Oy, 2008
Senior Vice President, Basware, 2005
President & country manager, Basware, 2003-2004
Senior Vice President, e-Flow Business Unit, Basware, 2000-2002
Area manager, Benelux, Basware, 1999-2000
Project manager, Basware, 1997-1999

Ad van der Poel

Senior Vice President, Financing Services

Born in 1971, Mr. van der Poel joined the company and the Executive Team in 2014.

Key professional experience
Head of Product Management EMEA, Global Treasury Services, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, 2014
Head of Product Management Payments & Receivables EMEA, Global Treasury Services Bank of America Merrill Lynch, 2011-2013
Global Head of e-Business, Payments & Cash Management, ING Commercial Banking, 2005-2011
Team manager Product Management, ING Bank Europe, 2003-2005
Channel manager, ING Bank Europe, 2001-2003
E-Business consultant, ING Bank Netherlands, 2000-2001
Programme manager Payments & Cash Management, ING Bank Netherlands, 1997-2000

Paul Taylor

Senior Vice President, Global Sales

Born in 1957, Mr. Taylor joined the company and the Executive Team in 2016.

Key professional experience
Senior Vice President International Business, AspenTech, 2008-2016
Vice President & General Manager EMEA, Borland, 2006-2008
Senior Vice President Worldwide Sales Ops, Vitria Technology, 2002-2006
Senior Vice President & General Manager EMEA, Commerce One, 1999-2002
Region Manager, Lotus Development Co., 1994-1999

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