Board of Directors and Board Committees



Robert Ingman

b. 1961, M.Sc. (Eng.), M.Sc. (Econ.)

Digia Board Member since 2010 and Vice Chairman of the Board 2012-2018. Chair of the Board 2018. Member of the Board's Nomination Committee and the Compensation Committee.

Chair of the Board

  • Qt Group Plc, 2016-
  • CRI Invest & Consulting Ltd, 2014-
  • Etteplan Plc (2009), 2013-
  • Ingman Development Ltd, 2013-
  • Halti Ltd, 2012-
  • Ingman Group Ltd, 2009-
  • Oy Ingman Finance Ltd, 2009-
  • M-Brain Ltd, 2018-2019 (member of the board 2011-2018)

Member of the Board

  • Ingman Baltic Sea Finance Ltd, 2015-
  • PK Oliver Ltd, 2013-
  • Massby Facility & Services Ltd, 2012-
  • Evli Pankki Plc, 2010-

Robert Ingman's previous posts include Member of the Board of Arla Ltd, former Arla Ingman Oy Ab (2012-2017), Managing Director at Arla Ingman Oy Ab (2007–2011) and at Ingman Foods Oy Ab (1997–2006).

Independent of the company.



Seppo Ruotsalainen

b. 1954, M.Sc (Eng.), Lic. Tech.

Digia Board Member since 2012. Chairman of the Board's Audit Committee and member of Nomination Committee.

A member of the Directors’ Institute of Finland and the Finnish Business Angels Network, and a founder member of the Startup Foundation.

Chair of the Board

  • Viabile Ltd, 2003-
  • Softera Ltd, 2015-2020
  • Osuuskunta MPY, 2013-2020
  • Fountain Park Ltd, 2003-2013
  • Commit Ltd, 2003-2008
  • AniLinker Ltd, 2003-2007

Member of the Board

  • Profict Partners Oy, 2004–2020
  • Biisafe Oy, 2014–2016
  • Napakka Oy, 1999–2013
  • Forte Netservices Oy, 2007–2008
  • AtBusiness Communications, 2003–2006
  • 3StepIT Group, 2003–2006

Currently works as a Board professional, Board chair, Board member and investor, and in strategic advisor roles in various technology and software companies. His previous assignments include President and CEO at Tekla Corporation (1998–2003), SVP at F-Secure Corporation (2008–2009), EVP at Oy LM Ericsson Ab (1994–1998) and Sales Director at Hewlett Packard (1982–1993).

Independent of the company and its major shareholders.



Martti Ala-Härkönen

b. 1965, Dr.Sc. (Econ.), Lic.Sc. (Tech.)

Digia Board member since 2016. Chairman of the Board's Nomination Committee and member of Audit Committee.

A Member of the Directors’ Institute of Finland.

Member of the Board

  • Purmo Group Ltd, 2018–2021
  • Pihlajalinna Ltd, 2015–2016

Chief Financial Officer, Strategy and IT, Neste Corporation (2022-). He has previously worked as CFO for Caverion Plc (2016-2022), CFO for Cramo (2006–2016), Senior Vice President, Finance and Administration for WM-data Oy (2004–2006), CFO and Senior Vice President for Business Development at Novo Group Plc (1998–2004) and Finance Manager, Manager Corporate Finance with Postipankki Plc (1995–1998).

Independent of the company and its major shareholders.



Santtu Elsinen

b. 1972, B.Sc. level studies in economics

Digia Board Member since 2018. Member of the Board's Audit Committee.

A Member of the Directors’ Institute of Finland.

Chair of the Board

  • Finnish Authentication Cooperative, 2021–
  • Quartal Ltd, 1997–

Member of the Board

  • Etua Ltd, 2018–
  • Alma Media Partners Ltd, 2017–
  • Arena Interactive Ltd, 2017-
  • Media Industry Research Foundation of Finland, 2016–
  • Fondia Tools Ltd, 2011–2012

Santtu Elsinen is Senior Vice President and Chief Digital Officer at Alma Media Plc (2016–) and the CEO of Quartal Ltd. (2011–) and Winterfell Capital Ltd. (2014–).

Earlier, Santtu Elsinen has been a Director of Business Development at Talentum Plc (2012–2015), a Vice President and Business Development Director at Trainers’ House Plc/Satama Interactive Plc (2005–2012), as well as the Head of Business Development (1995–2005), and a Creative Director (1997–1998) of Quartal Ltd.

Independent of the company and its major shareholders.



Outi Taivainen

b. 1968, M.Sc. (Econ.)

Digia Board Member since 2018. Chairman of the Board's Compensation Committee.

A Member of the Directors’ Institute of Finland.

Chair of the Board

  • OP Group Pension Fund, 2015–2018

Member of the Board

  • Helsinki Chamber of Commerce, 2009-2011
  • Henry ry, 2006–2008
  • Finnish Enterprise Agencies, 2006-2008

Outi Taivainen is a HR Director at Aava Terveyspalvelut Ltd. and a partner at Rethink Leadership Ltd since 2019.

Earlier Outi Taivainen has been Executive Vice President, HR, at OP Financial Group (2015–2018), Area HR Director, Central and Northern Europe in the KONE Corporation (2011–2015), CEO for HR House Ltd. (2008–2011), Vice President, Human Resources, Nokia Plc (2001–2008), and worked in other managerial and executive level positions at Nokia Plc (1998–2001).

Outi Taivainen is member of the HR Committee of the Helsinki Chamber of Commerce (2012-).

Independent of the company and its major shareholders.



Sari Leppänen

b. 1969, PhD

Digia Board member since 2022. Member of the Board's Compensation Committee.

Member of the Board:

  • Koherent Oy, 2019 -

Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer (CIO) of Aktia (2021-) and member of the Executive Committee.

Sari Leppänen has previously worked as the Chief Information Officer of 3 Step IT Group (2017–2021), and before that she has held various leadership positions in Telia Group and TeliaSonera (2013–2017) and in Nokia (1995–2012).

Sari Leppänen has been a member of VTT Advisory Board for ICT & Electronics Industry (2016–2017).


Board committees

Compensation Committee



Digia's Compensation Committee is tasked with preparing and following management remuneration schemes in order to ensure that the company's targets are met, that the objectivity of decision-making is maintained, and that the schemes are transparent and systematic. 


  • Outi Taivainen (chairman)
  • Robert Ingman
  • Sari Leppänen

Nomination Committee



The Nomination Committee prepares proposals for the Annual General Meeting on (a) the number of members of the Board of Directors, (b) the members of the Board of Directors, (c) the remuneration for the Chair, Vice Chair and members of the Board of Directors, and (d) the remuneration for the Chair and members of the committees of the Board of Directors. 


  • Martti Ala-Härkönen (chairman)
  • Robert Ingman
  • Seppo Ruotsalainen

Audit Committee



The purpose of the Audit Committee is to assist the Board of Directors in ensuring that the company's financial reporting, accounting methods, financial statements and any other financial information provided by the company comply with legislation and are balanced, transparent and clear. 


  • Seppo Ruotsalainen (chairman)
  • Martti Ala-Härkönen
  • Santtu Elsinen