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

Chairman of the Board

Sami Lampinen

Inventure

Board members

Anita Ojala

Juuri Partners

Jan Sasse

Tesi

Janne Holmia

Verdane

Juhana Kallio

Intera Partners

Jussi Seppälä

Sponsor Capital

Pia Kåll

CapMan

Timo Argillander

IPR.VC

Deputy board members

Aapo Eskelinen

MB Funds

Liisa Harjula

Sentica

Marko Kyyrönen

Sparkmind.vc

Pirkka Palomäki

Maki.VC

Kalle Lumio

Nordia Management

Tanya Marvin-Horowitz

Butterfly Ventures

Vesa Lehtomäki

Korona Invest

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 of the Committee

Secretary of the Committee

Pia Santavirta (FVCA)

Members of the Committee

Anna Kilpi (Tesi)
Anne Blomster (PwC)
Ari Engblom (KPMG)
Heikki Vesikansa (Hannes Snellman)
Jaakko Lindgren (Dottir)
Jarno Tanhuanpää (Castrén & Snellman)
Josefiina Kotilainen (Maki.vc)
Juha Malm (LähiTapiola)
Juha Surve (eQ)
Kristiina Lunnas (Inventure)
Paulus Hidén (Borenius)
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)
Henri Korhonen (Fondia)
Ilona Teräkivi (Helen Ventures)
Jorma Jaalivaara (Sitra)
Juha Nurminen (Dottir)
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)
Risto Yli-Tainio (Nexit Ventures)
Sakari Helminen (EY)
Susanna Puravirta (EY)
Tero Jormanainen/Mika Alanko (Roschier)
Timo Vuokila (Mandatum Life)

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 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)
Pontus Stråhlman (Voima Ventures)
Sami Veijalainen (Dasos Capital)
Pia Santavirta (FVCA)

Deputy members of the Committee

Anders Svennas (EY)
Jan Kovero (BDO)
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.

Chairman of the Committee

Juhana Kallio (Intera Partners)

Secretary of the Committee

Pia Santavirta (FVCA)

Members of the Committee

Ulla Nykky (EY)
Liisa Harjula (Sentica)

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 of the Committee

Secretary of the Committee

Saara Vettenranta (FVCA)

Members of the Committee

Anna Kjellberg (Tesi)
Annika Sjöberg (NGP Capital)
Claes Mikko Nilsen (NordicNinja VC)
Johanna Henttonen (Tekir)
Lilja Kettunen (Pontos Group)
Linda Tierala (CapMan)
Mia Sirkiä (Saari Partners)
Pirita Näkkäläjärvi (Helen Ventures)
Samuli Sipilä (Juuri Partners)
Sonja Vuorinen (Hill + Knowlton)
Tanu-Matti Tuominen (IPR.VC)
Virva Vesanen (Sentica)
Visa Manninen (Miltton Markets)

Deputy Members of the Committee

Minna Heimonen (MB Rahastot)
Minna Telanne (Panostaja)
Olli Haltia (Dasos)
Petri Serenius (BFVC)

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.

Chairman of the Committee

Rotating chairmanship

Secretary of the Committee

Pia Santavirta (FVCA)

Members of the Committee

Anne Riekki (MB Rahastot )
Antti Lehtimaja (Krogerus)
Antti Salmela (Vaaka Partners)
Heikki Vesikansa (Hannes Snellman)
Heikki Wahlroos (Borenius)
Josefiina Kotilainen (Maki.vc )
Jyrki Holla (KPMG)
Kai Holkeri (Dittmar & Indrenius)
Kalle Koskinen (EY)
Markku Hakkarainen (PwC)
Mika Ohtonen (Roschier)
Mikko Alakare (Castrén & Snellman)
Nina Pyykkö (eQ )
Pasi Erlin (CapMan)
Pia Stubb (Deloitte )
Sami Tuominen (Bird & Bird Asianajotoimisto)
Suvi Vänskä (Alder & Sound)
Tomi Lähdemäki (Intera Partners)

Deputy members of the Committee

Jaakko Klemettilä (DLA Piper)
Janne Juusela (Borenius)
Jouni Weckström (Waselius & Wist)
Kirsi Hiltunen (Eversheds)
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.

Chairman of the Committee

 

Secretary of the Committee

Jonne Kuittinen (FVCA)

Members of the Committee

Artturi Tarjanne (Nexit Ventures)
Hannu Jungman (Innovestor Ventures)
Juha Lehtola (Tesi)
Jussi Sainiemi (Voima Ventures)
Matti Kanninen (Butterfly Ventures)
Matti Vänskä (NGP Capital)
Pauliina Martikainen (Maki.vc)
Sakari Pihlava (Vendep)
Sami Lampinen (Inventure)
Terhi Vapola (Helen Ventures)
Tom Henriksson (Open Ocean Capital)
Pia Santavirta (FVCA)

Deputy members of the Committee

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

Buyout Committee

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

Chairman of the Committee

Anita Ojala (Juuri Partners)

Secretary of the Committee

Jonne Kuittinen (FVCA)

Members of the Committee

Aitor de la Torre (Sentica Partners)
Juha Peltola (Vaaka Partners)
Juhana Kallio (Intera Partners)
Miikka Laine (Panostaja)
Mikael Lönnroth (Saari Partners)
Jussi Seppälä (Sponsor Capital)
Anne Riekki (MB Rahastot)
Pia Santavirta (FVCA)

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.

Chairman of the Committee

 

Secretary of the Committee

Jonne Kuittinen (FVCA)

Members of the Committee

Heli Kerminen (Tesi)
Inka Mero (Voima Ventures)
Johannes Piha (Borenius)
Miikka Simanainen (Deloitte)
Minna Heimonen (MB Rahastot)
Niklas Rosenberg (Open Ocean)
Ninni Hietaniemi (CapMan)
Noora Haraholma (Hartwall Capital)
Petra Tammisto (Evli Growth Partners)
Sanna Pietiläinen (eQ)
Sirpa Juutinen (PwC)
Taija Heittola (Vaaka Partners)
Tapani Varjas (Juuri Partners)
Timo Argillander (IPR.VC)
Tuomas Kahri (Intera Partners)
Pia Santavirta (FVCA)

Deputy Members of the Committee

Annika Sjöberg (NGP Capital)
Esko Teerikorpi (Canelco Capital)
Jani Alenius (EY)
Janne Holmia (Verdane)
Josefiina Kotilainen (Maki.vc)
Juho Risku (Butterfly.vc)
Kati Salo (Taaleri)
Katja Kaukoranta (KPMG)
Linda Tierala (CapMan)
Ola Schröder (Nordia Management)
Pia Erkinheimo (Vake)
Pirita Näkkäläjärvi (Helen Ventures)
Rafael Rantanen (Sponsor Capital)
Risto Kankaanpää (Pontos)
Sebastian Vuoritsalo (Castrén & Snellman)
Sten Olsson (Hannes Snellman)
Tiina-Marjo Nousiainen (Tekir)
Tuire Niemi (eCFO Hub)

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