Personnel

Administration

Mika Konu

Managing Director
+358 400 730 747

CEO Mika Konu is an experienced expert in business development and financial management. He has an extensive network in both business and academia. Konu is also familiar with product development and quality projects and is responsible for product preparations.

Hobbies: summer cottage, badminton, fishing, financial management, Finnish residential housing companies

Johan Wasberg

Development Director
+358 40 742 3207

Development Director Johan Wasberg has extensive international work experience in project management. He is primarily responsible for international projects and prepares projects related to renewable energy, both at national and EU level.

Hobbies: sports, languages, military history, wine cellars, old tools, forest and wood cutting

Anna-Kaisa Valkama

Program Director
+358 40 777 2785

Anna-Kaisa Valkama leads development projects and is responsible for the preparation of the comprehensive energy projects. She has an extensive network, both internationally and nationally, and is particularly versed in electrical engineering.

Hobbies: project management in the home, family, dog, and forest excursions

Staff

Peter Hellström

Head of Digitalisation Academy
+358 40 5674050

Peter Hellström is the director of the Digitalisation Academy and responsible for founding the Academy and managing its operations. Hellström has solid experience in projects and the sale, marketing, purchasing, product development and consulting of products and services in industry and the private sector. The core competencies are training, networking and developing something new!

Hobbies: photography, music, electronic equipment, fitness, cars and motorcycles and recycling.

Tommi Sykkö

Service Manager
+358 400 358610

Service Manager Tommi Sykkö has excellent business expertise and an equally as excellent network. He is also familiar with public sources of financing for small and medium-sized enterprises. Sykkö is responsible for the development of the innovation cluster.

Hobbies: stocks, exercise, quality wines, summer cottage, decoration and design

Marko Koski

EnergySpin operations
+358505615858

Marko Koski is responsible for the EnergySpin program and he has worked in several different positions, with a particular focus on business development and innovation. Koski is active in the international startup community and acts as a local angel in the Finnish Business Angels Network (FiBAN).

Hobbies: basketball and floorball, diving, travel, reading and also interested in politics

Marko Kuokkanen

Sales and Marketing Director - GigaVaasa
+358 40 587 4474

Marko Kuokkanen is responsible for the development of Energyspin’s operations and sales & marketing of the GigaVaasa battery factory project. Kuokkanen has extensive experience in electricity distribution automation in international business as well as a strong technical background, broad experience of projects and sales and internationalization.

Hobbies: versatile exercise, reading and world politics

Tauno Kekäle

Project Manager
+358 400 761 619

Tauno Kekäle has extensive academic work experience and a large network in EU countries, which comes in handy as he prepares various projects. Kekäle is responsible primarily for regional development projects and is well versed in higher education and research, as well as technology transfer and open innovation activities

Hobbies: vinyl records, reading, american cars, motorbikes from 1970s

Federica Polo

EU Affairs Manager
+358 40 623 6551

EU Affairs Manager Federica Polo is an expert in research and development of EU project’s funding. She has extensive experience in writing project applications, building partnerships, coordinating projects, managing stakeholders and reporting. Her core competencies include project management, networking, project design and implementation, training and change management.

Hobbies: travelling, reading, downhill skiing and walking in the nature.

Sari Rintakoski

Project Engineer
+358401532290

Project engineer Sari Rintakoski is one of EnergyVaasa cluster developers, mostly involved in certification of the Gold Label cluster certificate. She is also working in several projects involving battery technology. Rintakoskis core competence is sales, marketing, and technical teaching, done in several languages. Rintakoski has a strong knowledge of international work, from several years working abroad.

Hobbies: swimming in the lake around the year, cars, foreign literature and couple dance

Kaj Sandberg

Project Manager, Service Products
+358 40 830 7390

Project manager Kaj Sandberg is an expert in process development, and is responsible for projects in quality, work safety, environment and service. Sandberg has extensive experience in developing ISO processes and of applying for CE labelling, as well as NQA competency.

Hobbies: Chilean red wines, the dog, reading, drawing with charcoal, making-up stories and drawing pictures to go with them

Kari Valkama

Project Manager
+358 40 513 4372

Project Manager Kari Valkama has years of experience in working with business and general development related tasks in SME companies in metal and cleantech industries. Valkama’s core competence is international business. As a Project Manager Valkama is responsible for managing projects within energy and other industries.

Hobbies: gym, badminton, following the development of science and technology, travelling

Triinu Varblane

International Business Developer
+358 44 332 3134

Triinu Varblane is an expert in international business and is responsible for international projects. Varblane has extensive experience in internationalisation and is one of responsible persons for the Cleantech Kvarken project. Varblane’s core expertise includes sales, HR and contracts.

Hobbies: eco and home-grown food, charity, languages and travel, fast cars, photography

Kirsi Virtanen

Development Engineer, Service Products
+358 40 414 4028

Development engineer Kirsi Virtanen has strong experience in process development. Virtanen’s core expertise includes development tasks and projects related to environmental and quality functions in particular.

Hobbies: Reading and outdoor activities