Committees

The association’s committees report their activities to the board. Our committees include the Buyout Committee, ESG Committee, Legal Committee, Research Committee, Venture Capital Committee, Tax Committee, and Communications Committee. In addition, the Sustainable Finance Committee currently operates on an ad hoc -basis. The term for these Committees is two years. The association’s board approves the new members of the Committees.

Buyout Committee

The Buyout Committee addresses current topics within its own sector and supports the planning of industry advocacy work.

Chair
Marika af Enehjelm, Norvestor

Secretary
Jonne Kuittinen, FVCA

Members
Sampo Ahonen, Helmet Capital
Tommi Asmala, Juuri Partners
Juho Frilander, EQT Partners
Juhana Kallio, Intera Partners
Antti Karppinen, CapMan Buyout
Annemari Kirppu, Trill Impact
Kitty Laine, Mandatum Asset Management
Mikael Lönnroth, Saari Partners
Juha Peltola, Vaaka Partners
Anne Riekki, MB Funds
Niklas Wickström, Korona Invest
Varajäsenet
Kia Aejmelaeus, Evli/EAB Private Equity
Elina Lae, Pontos

ESG ommittee

The ESG Committee focuses on the themes of corporate social responsibility, impact, and diversity in the VC&PE 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.

Chair
Sanna Pietiläinen, eQ

Secretary
Suvi Collin, FVCA

Members
Petra Hakamo, Evli Growth Partners – Deputy Chair
Antti Antikainen, Juuri Partners
Noora Haraholma, Hartwall Capital
Katariina Helaniemi, Illusian
Minna Heimonen, MB Funds
Taija Heittola, Vaaka Partners
Heli Kerminen, Tesi
Kristiina Lunnas, Inventure
Saara Mattero, The Finnish Climate Fund
Jussi Nokkala, PwC
Johannes Piha, Borenius
Riikka Paarma, Ernst & Young
Pekka Simula, Innovestor
Veera Sylvius, Voland Partners

Deputy Members
Hanna Henell, Saari Partners
Karin Henriksson, Greencode Ventures
Sami Karppinen, Nexit Ventures
Annemari Kirppu, Trill Impact
Elina Lae, Pontos
Karoliina Laine, Taaleri
Hanna-Mari Manninen, Dittmar & Indrenius
Sari Rajakangas, Mandatum Asset Management
Liisa Rajala, CapMan
Michaela Ramm-Schmidt, WhyCo
Pii Raulo, Intera Partners
Annika Sjöberg, Anthesis Group
Leea Uusi-Hautamaa, Deloitte
Tuukka Yrttimaa, Upright
Maria Wasastjerna, Kvanted Ventures

Legal Committee

The Legal Committee supports the association and the VC & PE industry in developing a legislatively favorable and competitive operating environment, as well as in establishing the position of private equity as an ethically high-standard and professional investment asset class. The Legal working group monitors and promotes nationally and internationally significant legislative initiatives, regulatory requirements, and self-regulation guidelines relevant to the industry.

Chair
Juha Surve, eQ

Secretary
Suvi Collin, FVCA

Members
Paulus Hidén, Borenius – Deputy Chair
Anne Blomster, S-Bank Fund Management
Sanna Boow, OP Asset Management
Tiina Halmesmäki, CapMan
Maarit Hannula, Taaleri
Tommy Holmström, Ernst & Young
Jaakko Lindgren, Dottir
Tomi Lähdemäki, Intera Partners
Juha Malm, LähiTapiola
Eeva Rakkolainen, KPMG
Nina Rosenlew, United Bankers
Pyry Somervuori, Krogerus
Hanne Stenman, Tesi
Jarno Tanhuanpää, Castren & Snellman

Deputy Members
Tobias Björkström, Ernst & Young
Anna Bernitz, Innovestor
Jussi Ekonen, Lieke Attorneys
Ellen Högnäs, Inventure
Kirsi Karvonen, Eversheds Sutherland
Viivu Kilkku, Mandatum
Irina Kolesnikova, Maki.vc
Emilia Lehtonen, Dittmar & Indrenius
Kalle Maijala, Nordia Management
Vilma Nuutinen, Evli
Katariina Pesonen, Lexia
Mika Puurunen, Bird & Bird
Karlo Siirala, Castrén & Snellman
Pia Tanskanen, Procopé & Hornborg
Heikki Vesikansa, Hannes Snellman

Sustainable Finance Committee

The Sustainable Finance Committee monitors the development of the EU’s sustainable finance regulatory framework and prepares summaries of the regulatory impacts on the VC&PE industry for the association’s members. The committee also prepares the association’s training offerings on the regulatory framework. The working group operates on an ad hoc basis.

Chair
Sanna Pietiläinen, eQ

Secretary
Suvi Collin, FVCA

Members
Antti Antikainen, Juuri Partners
Essi Heikkinen, Taaleri
Taija Heittola, Vaaka Partners
Elina Holkko, Lifeline Ventures
Tommy Holmström, Ernst & Young
Elina Kamppi, KPMG
Karoliina Laine, Taaleri
Jussi Nokkala, PwC
Essi Orenius, CapMan
Katariina Pesonen, Lexia
Sari Rajakangas, Mandatum Asset Management
Annika Sjöberg, Anthesis Group
Eeva Terho, Borenius
Tuukka Yrttimaa, Upright

Deputy Members
Kia Aejmelaeus, Evli/EAB Private Equity
Tobias Björkström, Ernst & Young
Pia Erkinheimo, The Finnish Climate Fund
Irina Kolesnikova, Maki.vc
Emilia Lehtonen, Dittmar & Indrenius
Jessica Lind, S-Bank
Aino Nuotio, Tesi
Anne Riekki, MB Funds
Nina Rudanko, IPR.VC
Veera Sylvius, Voland Partners
Laura Tiainen, Taaleri

Research Committee

The association conducts long-term research activities that produce high-quality and comprehensive research on the VC&PE industry. The Research Committee guides and coordinates the association’s research efforts.

Chair
Henri Grundstén, Tesi

Secretary
Jonne Kuittinen, FVCA

Members
Maiju Aspegren, Evli Growth Partners
Juho Frilander, EQT Partners
Jaakko Isotalo, Korona Invest
Petri Laine, Innovestor
Asseri Lehtiniemi, Business Finland Venture Capital
Erkka Niemi, Voland Partners
Jarkko Rauhala, CapMan
Juho Risku, Butterfly Ventures
Pontus Stråhlman, Voima Ventures
Artturi Tarjanne, Nexit Ventures
Kimmo Vanne, MB Funds

Deputy Members
Jan Kovero, BDO
Jussi Lehtinen, PwC
Raoul Lehtonen, OpenOcean
Antti Liimatainen, Eversheds Sutherland
Pyry Lipiäinen, Taaleri
Riikka Sievänen, KPMG
Mari Vähäsöyrinki, Deloitte

Venture Capital Committee

The Venture Capital Committee addresses current topics within its own sector and supports the planning of industry advocacy work.

Chair
Jussi Sainiemi, Voima Ventures

Secretary
Jonne Kuittinen, FVCA

Members
Sami Ahvenniemi, Vendep Capital
Riku Asikainen, Evli Growth Partners
Tom Henriksson, OpenOcean
Elina Holkko, Lifeline Ventures
Milla Koistinaho, Innovestor Ventures
Juha Lehtola, Tesi
Reima Linnanvirta, Trind.vc
Pauliina Martikainen, Maki.vc
Artturi Tarjanne, Nexit Ventures
Terhi Vapola, Helen Ventures
Matti Vänskä, NGP Capital

Deputy Members
Marko Berg, Helsinki University Funds
Elina Lae, Pontos
Rami Salonen, Mandatum Asset Management
Jussi Teijonsalo, Grid.vc
Tanu-Matti Tuominen, IPR.VC
Maria Wasastjerna, Kvanted Ventures

Tax Committee

The Tax Committee prepares industry statements related to tax regulations and regulatory guidelines. From the industry’s perspective, the fundamental characteristics of the tax system should include legal certainty and predictability in taxation.

Chair
Pasi Erlin, Taaleri

Secretary
Suvi Collin, FVCA

Members
Mikko Alakare, Castrén & Snellman – Deputy Chair
Ville Alahuhta, Bird & Bird
Andreas Bussman, Roschier
Markku Hakkarainen, PwC
Laura Halmela, Mandatum
Kai Holkeri, Dittmar & Indrenius
Vilho Lammi, CapMan
Antti Lehtimaja, Krogerus
Reima Linnanvirta, Trind Ventures
Anne Riekki, MB Funds
Antti Salmela, Vaaka Partners
Sami Tuominen, Merilampi
Heikki Vesikansa, Hannes Snellman
Heikki Wahlroos, Borenius

Deputy Members
Tapio Hasu, Deloitte
Jani Karjalainen, KPMG
Kalle Koskinen, Ernst & Young
Tomi Lähdemäki, Intera Partners
Kalle Maijala, Nordia Management
Nina Rosenlew, United Bankers
Harri Vehviläinen, Hannes Snellman

Communications Committee

The Communications Committee supports the development of communication within the VC&PE industry and monitors the evolution of the industry’s public image. The Communications Committee prepares, for example, communications training and guides for the association’s members.

Chair
Mia Sirkiä, Saari Partners

Secretary
Juulia Korkiavaara, FVCA

Members
Susanna Aaltonen, Tesi
Anna Brchisky, Bamla Agency
Minna Heimonen, MB Funds
Lilja Kettunen, Pontos
Visa Manninen, Miltton Markets
Heli Mehtätalo-Takala, Innovestor
Pauliina Tennilä, Bravura
Linda Tierala, CapMan
Tanu-Matti Tuominen, IPR.VC
Samppa Seppälä, Cherry Group
Taru Wahlroos, Vendep Capital