CEO and 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-vaatainen Solteq

Solteq’s Board of Directors has appointed Olli Väätäinen, Chief Executive Officer of the company as of April 1st, 2017. Väätäinen has been a member of Solteq’s Board of Directors since 2015 and he will continue in this role until the General Meeting. Olli 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 Solteq

Ilkka Brander

Year of birth: 1976
Education:  B.Soc.Sc, MBA
Main occupation: VP, Core of Commerce, Sales and Accounts
Essential work experience: S-Verkkopalvelut Oy, CEO, 2011-2016; SOK Consumer Goods, Director, 2009-2011; Sokos retail chain, Group Manager, 2005-2009.
Member of the Executive team since: 22.11.2016
Current key positions of trust: SGN Group, Member of Board of Directors

Kai Hinno Solteq

Kai Hinno

Year of birth: 1963
Education: Vocational Qualification in Business Information Technology
Main occupation: VP, Operations
Essential work experience: Compaq/Hewlett-Packard 1995-2008. Fujitsu Services Oy 2008-2010. Director, Solteq Oyj 2010–
Member of the Executive team since: 14.11.2016
Current key positions of trust: –

Harri Ilvonen Solteq

Harri Ilvonen

Year of birth: 1972
Education: Bachelor of Hospitality Management
Main occupation:  VP Omni-Commerce
Essential work experience TeliaSonera 1993-2007, Descom 2007-2015, Solteq Plc 2015-
Member of the executive team since: 1.10.2015
Current key positions of trust: –

Kirsi Jalasaho Solteq

Kirsi Jalasaho

Year of birth: 1974
Education: M.Sc.(Econ.)
Main occupation: VP, People, Culture and IR
Essential work experience: Solteq Vice President, Marketing and IR, Descom CFO
Member of the Executive team since: 2017
Current key positions of trust: –

Antti Kärkkäinen Solteq

Antti Kärkkäinen

Year of birth: 1970
Education: M.Sc.(Econ.)
Main occupation: CFO, Solteq Plc.
Essential work experience: KPMG Wideri Oy Ab 1995-2001, Solteq Plc 2001-
Member of the Executive team since: 2001
Current key positions of trust: –

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