Board of Directors and Committees

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, Tax Committee, as well as Venture Capital Committee and Buyout Committee. The board also approves new member applications.

Chairperson of the Board

Janne Holmia

Verdane

Board members

Anita Ojala

Juuri Partners

Jan Sasse

Tesi

Pirkka Palomäki

Maki.VC

Juhana Kallio

Intera Partners

Marika af Enehjelm

Norvestor

Pia Kåll

CapMan

Riku Asikainen

Evli Growth Partners

Deputy board members

Aapo Eskelinen

MB Funds

Liisa Harjula

Sentica

Marko Kyyrönen

Sparkmind.vc

Inka Mero

Voima Ventures

Kalle Lumio

Nordia Management

Jaakko Lampela

Nordic Option

Mia Sirkiä

Saari Partners

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.

Chairperson of the Committee

Juha Surve (eQ)

Secretary of the Committee

Pia Santavirta (FVCA)

Members of the Committee

Paulus Hidén (Borenius) – Deputy Chairperson

Anna Kilpi (Tesi)
Anne Blomster (FIM)
Ari Engblom (KPMG)
Heikki Vesikansa (Hannes Snellman)
Jaakko Lindgren (Dottir)
Jarno Tanhuanpää (Castrén & Snellman)
Josefiina Kotilainen (Maki.vc)
Juha Malm (LähiTapiola)
Kristiina Lunnas (Inventure)
Linda Hellstén (eQ)
Marko Hovi (PwC)
Tiina Halmesmäki (CapMan)
Tomi Lähdemäki (Intera Partners)
Tommy Holmström (EY)
Wilhelm Eklund (Dittmar & Indrenius)

Deputy Members of the Committee

Anna Bernitz (Innovestor)
Antti Kahri/Tommi Elo (Merilampi)
Cristoffer Waselius/Fredrik Lassenius (Waselius & Wist)
Heikki Wahlroos (Borenius)
Henri Korhonen (Fondia)
Ida Viitamäki (Hannes Snellman)
Ilona Teräkivi (Helen Ventures)
Jorma Jaalivaara (Sitra)
Juha Nurminen (Dottir)
Katariina Pesonen (Lexia)
Liisa Harjula (Sentica)
Maarit Hannula (Taaleri)
Maria Carlsson (Bird & Bird)
Marko Kyyrönen (Sparkmind)
Mika Ståhlberg/Marcus Möller (Krogerus)
Mikko Ahonen (Bird & Bird)
Pasi Erlin (CapMan)
Pinja Liikanen (Roschier)
Pyry Somervuori (Krogerus)
Riitta Jääskeläinen (Tesi)
Risto Yli-Tainio (Nexit Ventures)
Sakari Helminen (EY)
Susanna Purovirta (Hannes Snellman)
Tero Jormanainen/Mika Alanko (Roschier)
Timo Vuokila (Mandatum Life)
Tommi Elo (Merilampi)
Vilma Nuutinen (Evli Growth Partners)

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.

Chairperson of the Committee

Henri Grundstén (Tesi)

Secretary of the Committee

Jonne Kuittinen (FVCA)

Members of the Committee

Artturi Tarjanne (Nexit Ventures)
Juho Risku (Butterfly Ventures)
Jukka Aaltonen (Sitra)
Kimmo Vanne (MB Rahastot)
Mikko Lähteenmäki (CapMan)
Petri Laine (Innovestor)
Pia Santavirta (Pääomasijoittajat ry)
Pontus Stråhlman (Voima Ventures)
Sami Veijalainen (Dasos Capital)

Deputy members of the Committee

Anders Svennas (EY)
Jan Kovero (BDO)
Jussi Lehtinen (PwC)
Riikka Sievänen (KPMG)

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.

Chairperson of the Committee

Juhana Kallio (Intera Partners)

Secretary of the Committee

Pia Santavirta (FVCA)

Members of the Committee

Liisa Harjula (Sentica)
Ulla Nykky (EY)

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.

Chairperson of the Committee

Mia Sirkiä (Saari Partners)

Secretary of the Committee

Saara Vettenranta (FVCA)

Members of the Committee

Antti-Matti Olkoniemi (Hill + Knowlton)
Claes Mikko Nilsen (NordicNinja VC)
Johanna Henttonen (Tekir)
Lilja Kettunen (Pontos Group)
Linda Tierala (CapMan)
Minna Heimonen (MB Rahastot)
Petri Serenius (BFVC)
Samuli Sipilä (Juuri Partners)
Susanna Aaltonen (Tesi)
Tanu-Matti Tuominen (IPR.VC)
Virva Vesanen (Sentica Partners)
Visa Manninen (Miltton Markets)

Deputy Members of the Committee

Minna Telanne (Panostaja)
Olli Haltia (Dasos)

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.

Chairperson of the Committee

Pasi Erlin (CapMan)

Secretary of the Committee

Pia Santavirta (FVCA)

Members of the Committee

Mikko Alakare (Castrén & Snellman) – Varapj

Anne Riekki (MB Rahastot)
Antti Lehtimaja (Krogerus)
Antti Salmela (Vaaka Partners)
Heikki Vesikansa (Hannes Snellman)
Heikki Wahlroos (Borenius)
Josefiina Kotilainen (Maki.vc)
Jani Karjalainen (KPMG)
Kai Holkeri (Dittmar & Indrenius)
Kalle Koskinen (EY)
Markku Hakkarainen (PwC)
Mika Ohtonen (Roschier)
Nina Pyykkö (eQ)
Suvi Vänskä (Alder & Sound)
Tomi Lähdemäki (Intera Partners)
Tomi Viitala (Deloitte)
Ville Alahuhta (Bird & Bird)

Deputy members of the Committee

Harri Vehviläinen (Hannes Snellman)
Janne Juusela (Borenius)
Jouni Weckström (Waselius & Wist)
Katariina Pesonen (Lexia)
Kristiina Lunnas (Inventure)
Marko Koski (HPP)
Mikael Autio (EY)
Petteri Koponen (Lifeline Ventures)
Tiina Halmesmäki (CapMan)
Timo Vuokila (Mandatum Life)
Tuula Enberg (Korona Invest)

Venture Capital Committee

Topical issues and policy questions related to the venture capital scene are covered by the Venture Capital Committee.

Chairperson of the Committee

Jussi Sainiemi (Voima Ventures)

Secretary of the Committee

Jonne Kuittinen (FVCA)

Members of the Committee

Aleksi Partanen (icebreaker.vc)
Artturi Tarjanne (Nexit Ventures)
Juha Lehtola (Tesi)
Matti Kanninen (Butterfly Ventures)
Matti Vänskä (NGP Capital)
Pauliina Martikainen (Maki.vc)
Pia Santavirta (Pääomasijoittajat ry)
Sakari Pihlava (Vendep Capital)
Sami Lampinen (Inventure)
Terhi Vapola (Helen Ventures)
Tom Henriksson OpenOcean

Deputy members of the Committee

Hannu Jungman (Innovestor Ventures)
Heidi Ahonen (Nostetta Ventures)
Ilkka Kivimäki (Maki.vc)
Inka Mero (Voima Ventures)
Jari Mieskonen (Conor Venture Partners)
Lasse Lehtinen (icebreaker.vc)
Marko Berg (HYR)
Pirkka Palomäki (Maki.vc)
Riku Seppälä (icebreaker.vc)
Timo Ahopelto (Lifeline Ventures)
Timo Argillander (IPR.VC)
Timo Ylikangas (Nordic Game Funds)

Buyout Committee

The Buyout Committee discusses topics and plans policy recommendations regarding their private equity sector.

Chairperson of the Committee

Anita Ojala (Juuri Partners)

Secretary of the Committee

Jonne Kuittinen (FVCA)

Members of the Committee

Anne Riekki (MB Rahastot)
Aitor de la Torre (Sentica Partners)
Juha Peltola (Vaaka Partners)
Juhana Kallio (Intera Partners)
Jussi Seppälä (Sponsor Capital)
Marika af Enenhjelm (Norvestor)
Mikael Lönnroth (Saari Partners)
Pia Santavirta (Pääomasijoittajat ry)

ESG Committee

The ESG Committee focuses on the themes of corporate social responsibility, impact, and diversity in the venture capital and private equity industry. In addition, the ESG Committee, which established the principles of responsible investment in the Finnish VC & PE industry, monitors the implementation of those principles and the need to update them.

Chairperson of the Committee

Sanna Pietiläinen (eQ)

Secretary of the Committee

Jonne Kuittinen (FVCA)

Members of the Committee

Petra Tammisto (Evli Growth Partners) – deputy chairperson

Antti Antikainen (Juuri Partners)
Heli Kerminen (Tesi)
Inka Mero (Voima Ventures)
Jani Alenius (EY)
Johannes Piha (Borenius)
Jussi Nokkala (PwC)
Katariina Helaniemi (Illusian)
Minna Heimonen (MB Rahastot)
Ninni Hietaniemi (CapMan)
Noora Haraholma (Hartwall Capital)
Otto Wirkkala (Intera Partners)
Pia Santavirta (Pääomasijoittajat ry)
Taija Heittola (Vaaka Partners)
Timo Argillander (IPR.VC)

Deputy Members of the Committee

Esko Teerikorpi (Canelco Capital)
Janne Holmia (Verdane)
Josefiina Kotilainen (Maki.vc)
Juho Risku (Butterfly.vc)
Juulia Valleala (LähiTapiola)
Katariina Pesonen (Lexia)
Kati Salo (Taaleri)
Kia Aejmelaeus (Elite Alfred Berg Group)
Linda Tierala (CapMan)
Marko Hovi (PwC)
Ola Schröder (Nordia Management)
Oona Poropudas (Lifeline Ventures)
Pia Erkinheimo (Ilmastorahasto)
Rafael Rantanen (Sponsor Capital)
Risto Kankaanpää (Pontos)
Saara Mattero (Ilmastorahasto)
Sami Toivoniemi (Deloitte)
Sebastian Vuoritsalo (Dottir)
Sten Olsson (Hannes Snellman)
Suvi Collin (Mandatum Life)
Tiina-Marjo Nousiainen (Tekir)
Tuire Niemi (eCFO Hub)

Sustainable Finance -sääntelytyöryhmä (ad hoc)

The Sustainable Finance Committee monitors the development of the EU’s sustainable finance regulatory package and prepares summaries of the impact of the regulation on the private equity sector for the association’s members. The committee is also preparing the association’s training offering on the regulatory package.

Työryhmän puheenjohtaja

Sanna Pietiläinen (eQ)

Työryhmän sihteeri

Pia Santavirta (Pääomasijoittajat)

Työryhmän jäsenet

Antti Pöllänen (Lähitapiola)
Hanne Stenman (Tesi)
Heli Kerminen (Tesi)
Johannes Piha (Borenius)
Jussi Paronen (CapMan)
Karoliina Laine (Taaleri)
Linda Hellstén (eQ)
Linda Tierala (CapMan)
Maarit Hannula (Taaleri)
Marko Hovi (PwC)
Matti Vänskä (NGP Capital)
Mikael Lönnroth (Saari Partners)
Suvi Collin (Mandatum Life)
Taneli Nissi (OpenOcean)
Tommy Holmström (EY)

VC Benchmark Sessions

The VC Benchmark Sessions are private roundtable discussions that gather professionals working in venture capital funds to share everyday best practices related to working in a VC fund. The goal of these sessions is to discuss and compare fund-related tasks and activities, such as pipeline management, LP reporting, and communication. The discussions are confidential and constructive, and each participant is expected to share their fund-related activity.

 

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