CEO and executive team

Learn more about our CEO and our executive team.


Our CEO is in charge of the management of the company’s business operations by the instructions given by the Board. By the Articles of Association the Board of Directors appoints the CEO and decides the terms and conditions of his executive post.


Olli Väätäinen

Olli Väätäinen started as the Chief Executive Officer of the company as of April 1st, 2017. Väätäinen has been a member of Solteq’s Board of Directors since 2015. Väätäinen (Master of Science (Econ.), b. 1966) has worked since 2015 as Chief Operative Officer (COO) and member of Management Team of Kotipizza Group Plc. Väätäinen has a wide experience acting as a member of Board of Directors, CEO and advisor in various IT- and service companies since 1990’s.

Executive Team

The Executive Team assists the CEO to prepare business plans, to supervise, in the operative management of the company and it prepares matters to the Board to handle.

Ilkka Brander

Year of birth: 1976
Education: B.Soc.Sc, MBA

Main occupation: EVP – Solteq Software

Key work experience:
CEO, S-Verkkopalvelut Oy (2011-2016); Director, SOK Consumer Goods (2009-2011); Group Manager, Sokos retail chain (2005-2009)

Member of the Executive team since: 22.11.2016

Current key positions of trust: Board member, SGN Group; Board member, Saarioinen Oy

Juha Rokkanen

Year of birth: 1969
Education: BBA

Main occupation: EVP – Solteq Digital

Key work experience:
CEO, inPulse Works (2016-2017); Managing Director, Innofactor Finland (2013-2015); CEO, atBusiness Oy, (2006-2013); Sales Director, WM-Data Novo Oyj, (2003-2006)

Member of the Executive team since: 12.6.2017

Current key positions of trust: -

Matti Djateu

Year of birth: 1975
Education: -

Main occupation: CDO

Key work experience:
Scotch & Soda, Dentsu Aegis Network, Wrangler Europe

Member of the Executive team since: 16.6.2017

Current key positions of trust: -

Kirsi Jalasaho

Year of birth: 1974
Education: M.Sc.(Econ.)

Main occupation: VP – People and Culture

Key work experience:
Vice President, Marketing and IR, Solteq Oyj; Member of Executive Team, Descom Oy CFO

Member of the Executive team since: 2017

Current key positions of trust: Board member, Jyväs-Parkki Oy; member of Central Finland regional board, Technology Industries of Finland

Kari Lehtosalo

Year of birth: 1972
Education: MBA

Main occupation: CFO

Essential work experience:
CFO, IBM (2013-2019); Finance and Business Development leadership positions, IBM (2001-2012)

Member of the Executive team since: 23.9.2019

Current key positions of trust: -

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