CEO and Management
Last updated: 10.8.2018
PRESIDENT AND CEO
b. 1965, M.Sc. (Tech.), B.Sc. (Econ. and Bus. Adm.)
President and CEO since 1.5.2016 and member of Digia’s Management Team.
Reporting to the Board of Directors, Levoranta is responsible for the company's operative business.
Previously he worked as Senior Vice President, Digia’s domestic business (2016). Prior to Digia, Timo Levoranta has served in many different managerial positions in the ICT industry, most recently as the CEO of TDC Finland Oy (2011). Previously he worked as Senior Vice President, Sales & Marketing, at Outokumpu Oyj (2008-2011) and in various positions at TeliaSonera (2002-2008) and Sonera (1995-2002).
b. 1965, MSc. (Econ.)
Chief Financial Officer and member of Digia's Management team since 14 August 2017.
Simola is responsible for the company's finances and governance.
Prior to Digia Simola was employed by Digitalist Group Plc as a CFO. Her previous positions have included Deputy Managing Director and Group CFO of Mirasys Oy, Senior Manager and Finance Transformation Business Lead at Deloitte Oy, and CFO at Profit Software Oy.
Born 1968, LL.M., Trained on the Bench
General Counsel, Digia’s Management Team member since 1.5.2016.
Kervinen is in charge of legal matters in the company. Before joining Digia, Mr Kervinen been acting as Senior Legal Counsel at Fondia (2015-2016), director of the business support unit at TDC Finland Oy (2012-2014), in-house counsel in various specialist and supervisory positions in Nokia's network business companies (2004-2012), TeliaSonera Oyj (1998-2004) and Kesko Corporation (1996-1998).
Born 1969, LL.M.
HR Director, member of Digia management team since 1.2.2018. Responsible for Digia Plc’s HR Operations. Prior to Digia Pia Huhdanmäki worked as a leading public relations specialist in RadioMedia and FinnMedia (2017-2018), CHRO of Sanoma Media Finland (2012–2016), Director of HR, legal and communications within Sanoma Entertainment (2007–2011) and Sanoma News (2010-2011) and as IPR- and corporate lawyers and public relations specialist in various specialist and managing roles within Sanoma Group (1996-2006).
SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT, SALES AND MARKETING
Born 1967, MSc. (Engineering)
Senior Vice President, Sales and Marketing as well as Management Team member as of 16 May 2017.
Before joining Digia, Rikkilä worked in Accenture as a Nordic sales lead for cloud services. He has also held leadership positions at other companies, such as Tieto and Also Group, and been CEO of Nervogrid and Efecte Corp. Rikkilä has extensive experience in harnessing cloud services to promote business development.
CTO AND SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT, HORIZONTAL SERVICES
Born 1971, MSc (Computer Science)
CTO and Senior Vice President, Horizontal services, as well as member of the Digia’s Management Team since September 19, 2016.
Juppo is responsible for technology leadership and solution architecture services as well as Horizontal Services in Digia. The Horizontal Services unit steers the development of shared operating models and technologies.
Before joining Digia Mr Juppo has worked as Director, Business Development in Finanssi-Kontio (2013-2016), Service Director in CGI Finland (2011-2013) and as CTO in Capgemini.
SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT, BUSINESS PLATFORMS
Born 1961, Vocational Qualification in Business Information Technology
Director of business platforms and management Team member since 9 August 2018.
Jukka Kotro has been working in Digia Plc since 1 April 2018 as a Director, Associations. His earlier career in data processing includes working in CGI Finland Oy as a member of the Management Team responsible for products (2016-2017), products and new technologies (2015-2016), development of outsourcing (2013-2015) and sales of public sector (2010-2013). Prior to this Kotro has worked in different sales positions like sales supervisor and Account Manager as well as in different application development positions in VR-Data Oy, Postipankki Oy, Kunnallistieto, Novo, WM-Data Oy and Logica Oy.
SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT, FINANCIAL SECTOR
Born 1962, MSc. (Economics & Business), MSc. (Engineering)
Senior Vice President, Financial Sector and member of Digia's Management Team since 1 June 2017.
Niemi has held numerous leadership positions at Accenture. His lengthy experience includes responsibility for Finnish banking and non-life insurance operations, and Accenture’s outsourcing sales in Finland and the Nordic countries.
Accenture, Managing Director, 2003–2017 and Senior Manager/Manager 1996-2003. ICL Personal Systems, 1992–1996 (Fujitsu Computers), Head of Information Systems.
SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT, DIGITAL SERVICES
Born 1974, BBA
Senior Vice President, Digital Services and member of Digia’s Management Team since 1 April 2018.
Before joining Digia Mr. Vepsäläinen has worked as Business Unit Director, Finance, Media & Telecom and Retail & Services and member of the Management Group in Affecto (2009-2017). Prior to that, he has worked in business management and development positions, for example. in IBM (2005-2009) and Elisa (2001-2005). Mr. Vepsäläinen has a strong experience in building, developing and generating customer value for digital business.
SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT, BUSINESS CONNECT
Born 1978, B. Sc.
Senior Vice President, Information Management Services. Member of Digia’s management Team since 1.5.2016. Member of the Domestic segment's management team 2015–2016.
Head of Digia's integration business (2013–2017). Previous experience includes various managerial positions in the integration business sector of Digia's Digital Services unit (2010–2012) and Integration Solutions unit (2009–2010); project management and supervisory duties in electronic services, communications systems and integration solutions at Digia Industry and Trade division (2007–2008), Sentera Plc (2005–2006) and Key Partners Oy (2005). Before joining Digia's predecessor, he held project management and specialist positions associated with publication systems at Casedev Active Oy (2001-2004).