CEO and Management

Updated: 11.4.2022

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Timo Levoranta

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).

 


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Kristiina Simola

CFO
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.

 


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Mika Kervinen

GENERAL COUNSEL
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). 

 


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Pia Huhdanmäki

SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT, HR AND CULTURE
Born 1969, LL.M.

Senior Vice President, HR and Culture, 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).

 


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Juhana Juppo

CTO & SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT, BUSINESS SERVICES
Born 1971, MSc (Computer Science)

CTO, 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.

 


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Jukka Kotro

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.

 


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Tuomo Niemi

SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT, FINANCIAL PLATFORMS
Born 1962, MSc. (Economics & Business), MSc. (Engineering)

Senior Vice President, Digia Financial Platforms 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. 

 


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Sami Paihonen

SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT, INTELLIGENT SOLUTIONS
Born 1974, M.Sc. (Tech.)

Director of Digia's analytics and digital services business, and member of Digia’s Management Team since October 18, 2021.

Before joining Digia, Paihonen has at Savox Communications and Savox Ventures in various executive positions (2018-2021). Prior to this, Paihonen has worked for Digitalist Group (formerly Ixonos) in various executive positions (2010-2018), such as CEO (2015-2017), and Samsung (2008-2010). These years also include working abroad.

 


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Pasi Ropponen

SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT, SALES AND MARKETING
1973, BBA

Senior Vice President, Sales and Marketing and member of Digia's Management team since 11 April 2022.

Ropponen is responsible for the company's sales and marketing. Prior to Digia Ropponen was employed by Siili Solutions where he was most recently the acting CEO besides having various sales executive and business management positions (2012-2022). His previous positions have included sales executive and consulting positions at Trainers’ House (2006-2012) of which he was the sales head of their Ignis subsidiary between 2008-2011.

Positions of trust: 2020-, HY+ Oy, Board Member

 


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Janne Tuominen

SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT, MANAGED DIGITAL CORE
Born 1978, M.Sc (Tech.)

Director of Digia’s integration and API business, cloud business and 24/7 managed services, and member of Digia’s Management Team since March 29, 2021.

Tuominen has over 20 years of experience in the IT industry in various tasks: his career has gone from being a developer and an architect to sales and leading business areas. Tuominen has previously worked at CGI in the position of Director responsible for own products (2018–2021) and in various positions at Finanssi-Kontio (2013–2018).