Appointments at Tesi

Appointment news - 16.8.2018

Henri Hakamo has been appointed as Tesi’s Chief Digital Officer (CDO), Mikael Niemi as Investment Director and Elisa Lehmusniemi as Executive Assistant. Juha Lehtola returns to Tesi’s Venture Capital team as Director.

Henri Hakamo, M.Sc. (Econ), (32), has been appointed Chief Digital Officer with effect from 3 September 2018. CDO is a new position in Tesi. He will be a member of the Management Team and report to CEO Jan Sasse. Henri transfers to Tesi from a managerial position in BearingPoint, where he was in charge of Digital & Strategy consulting in the Middle East.

Juha Lehtola, M.Sc. (Technology), (42), returns to head Tesi’s Venture Capital team as Director. As a member of the Management Team, he will report to CEO Jan Sasse. Over the last two years. Juha was an Investment Manager in the European Investment Fund, specialising in investments in European venture capital funds.

Mikael Niemi, M.Sc. (Econ), M.Sc. (Technology), (38), has been appointed Investment Director, Growth & Industrial Investments with effect from 1 August 2018. Mikael transfers to Tesi from Armada Mezzanine Capital, in which he was a Partner.

Elisa Lehmusniemi, M.Sc. (Econ), (37), has been appointed Executive Assistant as from 13 August 2018. Elisa transfers to Tesi from Borenius Attorneys LLP, where she was an executive assistant.

“Tesi’s goal is twofold: to help Finnish companies grow and internationalise; and to develop Finland’s venture capital and private equity market. Our staff are in a key position in working towards this goal. I’m very pleased that we’ve succeeded in supplementing our teams with professionals who have valuable, broad-ranging experience in the fields of investment and corporate development,” say CEO Jan Sasse.

Further information:
Jan Sasse, CEO, tel: +358 40 861 9151

Tesi (Finnish Industry Investment Ltd) is a venture capital and private equity company that invests profitably and responsibly, creating value from day one. Our investments under management total 1.2 billion euros and we have over 700 companies in portfolio, either directly or through funds. We help Finland to the next level of growth and internationalisation. Follow our success stories: www.tesi.fi / dtg.tesi.fi / @TesiFII.