Management

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Meet The Management Team

 

Juha Varelius

Juha Varelius

b. 1963, Master of Economic Sciences

CEO and Member of the Board of Directors of Qt Group Plc since 2016. Previously acted as the CEO of Digia Oyj (2008-2016) and in various managerial positions at Everypoint Inc and Yahoo! (2002-2007) as well as Sonera (1993-2002).

 

Juhapekka Niemi

Juhapekka Niemi

b. 1968, Information Technology Engineer

Executive Vice President of Qt Group Plc since 2016. Previously acted as Chief Business Officer at Digia Oyj (2013-2016) as well as in various managerial and directorial positions at Nokia Oyj (2000-2013).

 

Katja Kumpulainen

Katja Kumpulainen

b. 1973, eMBA

Senior Vice President, Marketing of Qt Group Plc since 2016. Previously acted as Chief Marketing Officer at Digia Oyj (2015-2016) and Nervogrid Oy (2012-2015) as well as in various managerial, directorial and expert positions at Lite-On Mobile Oy (prev.  Perlos) (2007-2012) and Basware Oyj (1995-2007). Member of the Board of Directors at Sparklike Oy.

 

Mika Pälsi

Mika Pälsi

b. 1970, Master of Laws

General Counsel of Qt Group Plc since 2016. Previously acted as General Counsel of Digia Oyj (2009-2016), Senior Legal Counsel at Tieto Oyj (2005-2009) and as an attorney at Castrén & Snellman (1999-2005).

 

Petteri Holländer

Petteri Holländer

b. 1974, M.Sc. student (Eng.)

Senior Vice President, Product Management of Qt Group Plc since 2016. Previously acted as Chief Product Officer, Business Development Officer and in other managerial positions at Digia Oyj and its predecessors (2001-2016), and as Product Development Officer at Sonera SmartTrust Oy (1999-2001).

 

Tuukka Turunen

Tuukka Turunen

b. 1974, Master of Science in Technology, Licentiate in Technology

Senior Vice President, Research and Development of Qt Group Plc since 2016. Previously acted in various managerial and directorial positions at Digia Oyj (2001-2016), as a software developer at Nokia Matkapuhelimet Oy (1997-1998) and in teaching and research positions at the University of Oulu (1996-1997 and 1998-2000).

 

Helena Telaranta

Helena Telaranta

b. 1973, M. Sc. Economics

Senior Vice President, Human Resources of Qt Group Plc since 2019. Previously acted as Business HR Director at Neste (2016-2018), as Vice President, Human Resources, Marine Solutions at Wärtsilä Oyj (2010-2016), and in various managerial positions at Wärtsilä Corporation (2006-2010).

 

Jouni Lintunen

Jouni Lintunen

b. 1971, Master of Science in Technology

Chief Financial Officer of Qt Group Plc since 2020. Previously acted as Finance Director (2016-2020) and as Business Controller (2013-2015) at PaloDEx Group Oy, and in various directorial and expert positions at Vaisala Oyj (1998-2013)

CEO

Appointed by the Board of Directors, the company’s CEO is in charge of Qt Group’s day-to-day management and administration in accordance with the instructions and regulations issued by the Board of Directors, and as defined by the Finnish Companies Act. The Managing Director may take exceptional and far-reaching measures, in view of the nature and scope of the company’s activities, only if authorised by the Board of Directors. S(he) is not a member of the Board of Directors, but attends Board meetings.

The CEO’s service contract defines in writing the key terms and conditions which govern his/her employment and which are approved by the Board of Directors. The Board of Directors decides the CEO’s salary, other remuneration, stock options and other benefits.

The company may terminate the CEO’s service contract at six months’ notice. Upon such termination, (s)he will receive remuneration for the notice period and severance pay equaling 12 months’ salary. The CEO’s retirement age is as stipulated by the law, and he has no separate pension agreement with the company.