Board of Directors and Committees

The Board

FVCA’s board of directors is responsible for leading the planning and monitoring of the association’s operations. The board is led by the chair, while the board secretary’s position is held by the association’s managing director.

 

If need be, the board can form committees dedicated to supporting the association’s operational work. The board is responsible for overseeing the committees. The current committees are the Legal Committee, Research Committee, Monitoring Group, Communications Committee and Tax Committee. The board also approves new member applications.

Chairman of the Board

Juha Tukiainen

MB Funds

Board members

Sami Lampinen

Inventure

Timo Argillander

IPR.VC

Jan Mattlin

CapMan

Anne Riekki

eQ

Jan Sasse

Tesi

Jussi Seppälä

Sponsor Capital

Anita Ojala

Juuri Partners

Deputy board members

Pekka Hietaniemi

Nordic Mezzanine

Juhana Kallio

Intera Partners

Vesa Lehtomäki

Korona Invest

Jari Mieskonen

Conor Venture Partners

Panu Vuorela

Vaaka Partners

Riku Seppälä

Icebreaker.vc

Liisa Harjula

Sentica Partners Oy

Board secretary

Pia Santavirta

FVCA

Legal Committee

The purpose of the Legal Committee is to support the association’s board of directors and the managing director as well as the entire venture capital and private equity industry in developing a legally advanced and competitive environment and consolidating the position of venture capital and private equity as ethically high-quality and professional investment class. The Legal Committee is actively monitoring and promoting industry-relevant national and international legislative projects, government regulations and self-regulation guidelines. The committee reports to the association’s board of directors.

Chairman

Jyrki Tähtinen (Borenius)

Secretary of the Legal Committee

Pia Santavirta (FVCA)

Other members of the Legal Committee

Tiina Halmesmäki / Pasi Erlin (CapMan)
Liisa Harjula (Sentica Partners)
Tomi Lähdemäki (Intera Partners)
Tuomas Kosonen (Inventure)
Ville Heikkinen (Butterfly Ventures)
Riitta Jääskeläinen (Tesi)
Juha Surve (eQ)
Heikki Vesikansa (Hannes Snellman)
Mikko Reinikainen (PwC)
Jarno Tanhuanpää (Castrén & Snellman)
Wilhelm Eklund (Dittmar & Indrenius)
Jonne Kuittinen (FVCA)

Specialist group

Risto Yli-Tainio (Nexit Ventures)
Jorma Jaalivaara (Sitra)
Ilona Teräkivi (Innovestor)
Piia Vuoti (Ilmarinen)
Mårten Janson (Fondia)
Mika Ståhlberg/ Marcus Möller (Krogerus)
Ari Engblom (KPMG)
Antti Kahri/Tommi Elo (Merilampi)
Christoffer Waselius/ Fredrik Lassenius (Waselius & Wist)
Jaakko Lindgren (Dottir)
Tero Jormanainen/Mika Alanko (Roschier)

Research Committee

The association is engaged in long-term research activities that produce high-quality and valuable research about the venture capital and private equity industry. The research team guides and coordinates the research work of the association. The committee reports to the association’s board of directors.

Chairman

Henri Grundstén (Tesi)

Secretary of the Research Committee

Jonne Kuittinen (FVCA)

Other members of the Research Committee

Panu Vuorela (Vaaka Partners)
Jussi Paronen (CapMan)
Juho Risku (Butterfly Ventures)
Artturi Tarjanne (Nexit Ventures)
Kimmo Vanne (MB Funds)
Tomi Olin (eQ)
Jukka Aaltonen (Sitra)
Riikka Poukka (Deloitte)
Jenni Laininen (Dasos Capital)
Pia Santavirta (FVCA)

Deputy members of the Research Committee

Ulla Nykky (EY)

Monitoring Group

The mission of the Monitoring Group is to monitor compliance of the Transparency and Disclosure Guidelines, provide interpretations, educate members about the guidelines, and report to the Board on possible negligence. The Monitoring Group consists of four members: representatives from the board, the legal committee and the accounting firm of the association, as well as the association’s managing director.

Chairman

Anne Riekki (eQ)

Secretary of the Monitoring Group

Pia Santavirta (FVCA)

Other members of the Monitoring Group

Liisa Harjula (Sentica Partners)

Ulla Nykky (EY)

Jonne Kuittinen (FVCA)

Communications Committee

The Communications Committee is working on the association’s communication strategy and tactics and follows the development of the public image of the industry. An important part of the content of the communication is the factual information produced by the Research Committee about the industry and its impacts. Issues related to lobbying are also covered by the Committee.

Chairman
Anne Riekki (eQ)

Secretary

Pauliina Martikainen (FVCA)

Other members of the Communications Committee
Linda Tierala (CapMan)
Sami Lampinen (Inventure)
Olli Haltia (Dasos)
Satu Holm-Jumppanen (Tesi)
Samuli Sipilä (Juuri Partners)
Aapo Eskelinen (MB Funds)
Johannes Schulman (Miltton Markets)
Sonja Vuorinen (Hill + Knowlton)
Pia Santavirta (FVCA)
Jonne Kuittinen (FVCA)

Tax Committee

The mission of the Tax Committee is to prepare the industry’s statements on tax regulation and regulatory guidance for authorities. For the industry, the basic characteristics of the tax system should include legal certainty and predictability of taxation. The Committee has a rotating chairmanship.

Secretary of the Tax Committee

Pia Santavirta (FVCA)

Members of the Tax Committee

Pasi Erlin (CapMan)

Tomi Lähdemäki (Intera Partners)

Kari Rytkönen (MB Funds)

Antti Salmela (Vaaka Partners)

Janne Juusela (Borenius)

Sari Laaksonen (Castrén & Snellman)

Jani Hirvonen (Deloitte & Touche)

Kai Holkeri (Dittmar & Indrenius)

Raimo Hietala (EY)

Heikki Vesikansa (Hannes Snellman)

Jyrki Holla (KPMG)

Antti Lehtimaja (Krogerus)

Markku Hakkarainen (PwC)

Mika Ohtonen (Roschier)

Sami Tuominen (Bird & Bird)

Marko Koski (HPP)

Jonne Kuittinen (FVCA)

Specialist group

Tuula Enberg (Korona Invest)

Petteri Koponen (Lifeline Ventures)

Mikael Autio (Sentica Partners)

Kalle Koskinen (EY)

Kirsi Hiltunen (Eversheds)