Corporate governance

Leadership team

Leadership Team

The CEO, assisted by the Leadership Team of F-Secure, are responsible for managing F-Secure’s business and implementing its strategic and operational targets.

The CEO of F-Secure is Mr. Timo Laaksonen.

Members of Leadership Team

Timo Laaksonen, born 1961

Chief Executive Officer since 2022
Finnish citizen

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Previous working experience

  • WithSecure, Executive Vice President of Consumer Security, and various other positions since 2012

  • Tecnotree Corporation, Chief Commercial Officer between 2010 and 2012

  • Xtract, CEO between 2008 and 2010

  • First Hop, CEO between 2001 and 2008

  • Sonera SmartTrust, Executive Vice President between 1998 and 2001

  • Teamware Group Ltd, Vice President between 1993 and 1998

  • ICL Travel Systems, Marketing Manager between 1992 and 1993

Key positions of trust

  • Finnish American Chamber of Commerce in New York, member of the Board of between 2018 and 2019

  • Broadband Multimedia Marketing Association (USA), a member of the Board of Directors between 2018 and 2019

  • Kvalion Ltd, member of the Board of Directors between 2008 and 2011

Education

Mr. Laaksonen holds a Master of Science degree in Economics (international marketing and international trade law)

Paul Palmer, born 1967

Senior Vice President, Partner Business since 2022
British citizen

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Previous working experience

  • WithSecure, Vice President of Service Provider Business since 2021

  • WithSecure, Vice President of Business Development and Head of Asia Pacific region, Middle East and Africa between 2020 and 2021

  • WithSecure, Director of Business Development between 2018 and 2020

  • WithSecure, Head of Region in UK, Ireland, France and Benelux between 2015 and 2018

  • WithSecure, Vice President of Sales in Asia Pacific region between 2014 and 2015

  • Bubbly, Vice President of Global Sales between 2011 and 2014

  • Ubiquisys, Business Development Director in the Asia Pacific region in between 2008 and 2009

  • mFormation Technologies, Regional Director in Asia between 2006 and 2008, as a Strategic Account Director between 2004 and 2006 and as a Director of Pre Sales in Europe, Middle East and Africa between 2002 and 2004

  • Lucent Technologies, Manager of Pre Sales Technical Support between 1998 and 2002

  • Bridge This Gap, Director since 2019

Key positions of trust

  • Mobile Ecosystem Forum, member of the Board of Directors between 2015 and 2017

Education

Mr. Palmer holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electronics and Computing

Sari Somerkallio, born 1972

Chief Financial Officer since 2022
Finnish citizen

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Previous working experience

  • WithSecure, Head of Finance in Consumer Security since February 2022

  • Fiskars Group, Vice President of Business Finance between 2020 and 2021

  • Fiskars Group, Senior Vice President of Finance & Business Development between 2019 and 2020

  • Fiskars Group, Manager of Development Projects between 2009 and 2011

  • Wärtsilä Corporation, Project Manager and Process Manager between 2002 and 2008

  • Wärtsilä Corporation, Investor Relations Manager between 1999 and 2002

  • Merita Stockbrokers, Analyst between 1997 and 1999

  • Interbank, Analyst between 1996 and 1997

Education

Mrs. Somerkallio holds a Master of Science degree in Mathematics and a Master of Science degree in economics (Finance) and is a Finnish citizen.

Richard Larcombe, 1974

Chief Marketing Officer since 2022
British citizen

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Previous working experience

  • WithSecure, Vice President of Global Marketing between 2019 and 2021

  • ismybillfair.com, co-founder and Chief Marketing Officer between 2017 and 2019

  • Tesco Bank, Brand and Marketing Director between 2015 and 2017

  • Virgin Media, Chief Marketing Officer and Director of Advertising and Sponsorship between 2010 and 2015

  • The Times, Sunday Times and Times Online, Head of Marketing between 2004 and 2010

  • AMV BBDO, Account Director between 1998 and 2004

  • Grey, Account Director between 1996 and 1998

Education

Mr. Larcombe holds a degree in Psychology (BA Hons)

Mikko Kestilä, 1967

Vice President, Operations since 2022
Finnish citizen

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  • Synchronoss Technologies, Director in Product Management between 2015 and 2016

  • Goodmill Systems Ltd, Vice President Between 2012 and 2014

  • Xtract Oy, Vice President of Customer Operations between 2009 and 2012

  • Airwide Solutions, Vice President of Professional Services and R&D between 2008 and 2009

  • First Hop, Vice President and Manager between 2004 and 2008

  • Tellabs, several roles between 1994 and 2004

  • Nokia Corporation, Project Manager and Software Engineer between 1990 and 1994

Education

Mr. Kestilä holds a Master of Science degree in electrical engineering and is a Finnish citizen.

Michal Iwan, born 1976

Vice President, Security Suite Business Team since 2022
Polish citizen

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  • WithSecure, Regional Vice President of Service Provider Business in Central & Eastern Europe since 2020

  • WithSecure, Head of Region of Operator Sales in DAHC, Iberia, Italy, Poland and Balkans between 2015 and 2020

  • WithSecure, Country Manager in Poland between 2006 and 2015

  • WithSecure, Channel Manager in Poland between 2005 and 2006

Key positions of trust

Salumanus Sp. Z.o.o., member of the Supervisory Board since 2022

Education

Mr. Iwan holds a master’s degree in Economy and Investments and is a Polish citizen.

Antero Norkio, born 1972

Senior Vice President, Corporate Development since 2022
Finnish citizen

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Key working experience

  • WithSecure, Vice President of Product Management between 2011 and 2016

  • Airwide Solutions, Head of Global Channel Partners and Director of Product Management between 2002 and 2011 (including the acquisition of First Hop 2007)

  • Taika Technologies Oy, Vice President of Product Management 2001 and 2002

  • Sonera SmartTrust, Director of Product Management between 1997 and 2001

Education

Mr. Norkio holds a Master of Science degree in industrial engineering and management (Strategy and International Business) and is a Finnish citizen.

Toby White, born 1977

Chief Technology Officer since 2022
British citizen

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Key working experience

  • WithSecure, Vice President of Consumer Security in Research and Development since 2020

  • Wärtsilä, Vice President of Digital Engineering between 2017 and 2020

  • GlobalData Plc, Group CTO between 2014 and 2017

  • Timetric, Founder and CTO between 2008 and 2016

  • Met Office, Unified Model System Developer in 2003

  • Cambridge University Chemical Laboratory, Research Associate between 2002 and 2003

Education

Mr. White holds a Master of Chemistry degree in Chemistry and a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Theoretical Chemistry. Mr. White is a British citizen.

Kitta Virtavuo, born 1972

Chief People & Culture Officer since 2022
Finnish citizen

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Key working experience

  • Fiskars Group, Vice President of HR, Sales since 2020

  • Fiskars Group, Vice President of HR, Living Business between 2017 and 2020

  • Fiskars Group, HR Director of Business Region Europe between 2016 and 2017

  • Nokia Corporation and Nokia Siemens Networks, various international HR leadership positions between 1999 and 2016

Education

Mrs. Virtavuo holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Business Management and Marketing and is a Finnish citizen.

Perttu Tynkkynen, 1974

Senior Vice President, Direct Business since 2022
Finnish citizen

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Key working experience

  • WithSecure, Vice President of ’s Global Consumer Sales and Marketing since 2015

  • WithSecure, Director of Direct Consumer Business between 2011 and 2015

  • WithSecure, Business Manager of Consumer Sales in Finland between 2008 and 2011

  • Logitech, Region Sales Manager between 2005 and 2008

  • PC-SuperStore, various roles between 1997 and 2005

Education

He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration

Steven Offerein, born 1986

Vice President, Portfolio Management since 2022
Dutch citizen

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Previous working experience

  • WithSecure, Business Development Manager between 2020 and 2021

  • TalkTalk, Head of Product Management between 2018 and 2019 and in various product management roles between 2014 and 2018

  • New Motion, Product Manager between 2013 and 2014

  • VodafoneZiggo, Product Manager between 2010 and 2013

  • @home (previously Essent Kabelcom), Business Analyst between 2008 and 2010, Information and Business Analyst between 2006 and 2008

Education

Mr. Offerein has studied Management Sciences and is a Dutch citizen.

Dmitri Vellikok, 1984

Vice President, Network Security Business Team since 2022
Finnish citizen

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Previous working experience

  • WithSecure, Director of Business Development in the Americas, and various positions 2008–2022

  • IBM, Technical Support Engineer between 2007 and 2008

  • Techdata, Microsoft Sales Specialist

Education

Mr. Vellikok is a graduate of Helsinki Business College (commercial institute) in information technology services and marketing