The super-talented people of ZenRobotics would all certainly deserve to be introduced here! However, as we are oh-so supa scared that you would try to steal them, we’ll only do the corporate thing, and give you a brief introduction to our management and Board of Directors. And don’t you go recruiting them either!
Juho Malmberg, Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Malmberg is an accomplished leader for strong growth. He maintains a sharp focus on customer orientation and global delivery for the whole ZenRobotics team. In his previous positions Mr. Malmberg has acted as e.g. the Managing Director of Accenture Finland and Executive VP of Customer Experience and Member of the Executive Board, KONE Corporation (NASDAQ OMX: KNEBV).
Timo Taalas, VP, Research and Development. An engineering leader, and a coder at heart, Mr. Taalas has more than two decades of experience in research and development. Previously an engineering director at GE Healthcare (NYSE: GE), he managed over two hundred engineers all over the globe.
Mika Nieminen, VP, Product Management. An operations and business development executive with a strategic outlook, Mr. Nieminen brings to ZenRobotics 25 years of experience in international technology business. He has worked for the likes of Nokia Robotics, Nextrom, and Nokia Networks, both in Finland and abroad. Prior to ZenRobotics he worked as Head of Product Management, Operations at Nokia Siemens Networks (NASDAQ: NOK).
Ditty Damström, Head of Finance. Mrs. Damström has extensive experience of Finance and Business Control within ICT, Life Sciences and Internet sectors. She has worked in several countries and on numerous projects, such as acquisitions and restructurings. Before joining ZenRobotics, she worked for Sulake Corporation during a period of strong global expansion.
Paula Stelander, Head of HR. Business-oriented HR professional with strong interest in how to lead specialist organizations. Passionate about unique company culture and modern leadership, Mrs. Stelander worked nine years as Recruitment Consultant with a strong focus in technology and IT companies. She acted as HR Director over five years in legal start-up, Fondia Ltd., seeing the company grow from 0,2M€ to 10M€ business.
Maciej Borkowski, PhD, Head of Sales. Combines experience in research with entrepreneurial mind. Ensures that customer needs are the key drivers for the cutting-edge technology development at ZenRobotics. Young leader sharpened his skills at IEEE, recently as the Vice-Chair of the IEEE Finland.
The Board of Directors
Jorma Eloranta, Chairman of the Board. The former President and CEO of Metso Corporation (NASDAQ OMX: MXCYY), Mr. Eloranta is well-known for his contribution to the development of Finnish industry, both as an industrialist and through his numerous positions of trust, e.g. in the Federation of Finnish Technology Industries and the Confederation of Finnish Industries. During his career of more than 30 years, Mr. Eloranta has headed e.g. Patria Industries and Kvaerner Masa-Yards. In addition to chairing ZenRobotics, he is currently e.g. also the Chairman of Board of Neste Oil (net sales 2011 EUR 15.4 billion, NASDAQ OMX: NES1V).
Wassim Sacre, Board Member. Mr. Sacre is a Managing Director at Invus, a global firm investing evergreen capital into transformational opportunities with the potential for extraordinary business performance. He previously worked at Booz & Company and Goldman Sachs, advising clients in Europe on a variety of strategic and operational topics.
Benedetto Staccia, Board Member. Mr. Staccia is a Director at Invus, a global firm investing evergreen capital into transformational opportunities with the potential for extraordinary business performance. Prior to Invus, he was a management consultant with McKinsey & Company in Italy.
Timo Ahopelto Board Member. Mr. Ahopelto has a unique track record of product creation, sales, marketing and fund raising in the health and digital media industries. He was the founding CEO of CRF Health, the global leader in eDiaries for clinical trials. As Blyk’s Head of Strategy, Timo was responsible for its ad business, country expansion and funding.
Jufo Peltomaa, Board Member, Founder, VP of Marketing. Previously a successful marketing professional with a number of international awards under his black belt, Mr. Peltomaa is a serial entrepreneur who has founded multiple successful companies, including Hybrid Graphics Ltd., later acquired by NVIDIA (NASDAQ: NVDA).
Maurice van Riek, Board Member. Mr. van Riek is a Group SVP at Kudelski Group and a CEO of EDSI, a smartcard and security company based in Rennes, France. Previously he has worked e.g. as SVP at Siemens AG and served on the board of Symbian Ltd. Passionate about start-up’s, he has been advising and helping start-up’s in various stages of their growth with a strong focus on strategy and technology.