Board

Heli Antila

Chairman of the Board since 2016

born 1963

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Education

M.Sc. (Eng.), Tampere University of Technology, Finland Lic.Tech.,  Tampere University of Technology, Finland Dr.Tech,  Tampere University of Technology, Finland

Positions of trust

The Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM) has nominated Heli Antila as ambassador for clean energy 2013.

Member of the Finnish Academies of Technology, 2014-

Executive board member of Tekes and the Ministry for Foreign Affairs’ joint programme BEAM – Business with Impact 2015-2019

Steering Group member of the following Strategic research openings funded by Tekes 2014-

–        Neo-Carbon Energy (VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, Lappeenranta University of Technology, University of Turku)

–        The New Global (Aalto University)

Other Board assignments

Member

AW-Energy Oy, 2013-

Fortum Foundation, 2013-

Emerging Power Partners Oy

–        board member 2008-2010

–        chairman of the board 2010-2013

CLEEN Oy  – Cluster for  Energy and Environment

–        board member 2014-2015

CLIC Innovation Oy

–        board member 2015-2016

Work experience

Chief Technology Officer, Fortum, 2012-

Several positions, Pöyry, 1997-2012

Tampere University of Technology

Risto Sormunen

Member of the Board since 2016

born 1959

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Education

M.Sc. (Eng.), Aalto University School of Engineering, Finland

Positions of trust

Steering Group member of the following Strategic research openings funded by Tekes

–        Carbon Capture and Storage Program (Click Innovation) 2010-2016, chairman

–        BTL2030 – Production of transport fuels from biomass by gasification-based concepts (VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland), 2016-2017, chairman

Work experience

Senior Technology Manager, bioeconomy, Fortum, 2015-

Several positions, Fortum (before Imatran Voima), 1983-2015

Pontus Oinonen

Member of the Board since 2016

born 1987

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Education

M.Sc. (Econ.), Aalto University School of Business, Finland

Other Board assignments

Chairman

Naps Solar Oy

Member

Fellow Finance Oy

Work experience

Investment Manager, Taaleri Oyj

Corporate Finance, Pareto Securities Oy

Jouni Vainionpää

Member of the Board since 2016

born 1963

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Education

Master of Laws, Turku University, Finland Trained on the Bench in the Court of Oulu 1990 – 1991

Positions of trust

Oulu Chamber of Commerce, member of the Law and Tax Committee 2005 – 2015, Chairman 2009 – 2013, member of the Finance and Law Committee 2016 –

Member of the Finnish Bar Association 1994 – 2009

Work experience

JV Lakiasiat Oy, Managing Director 2011 –

Joutsen Media Oy, Vice President, Administration 2009 – 2014

Astrea Attorneys at Law Ltd., Attorney, Senior Partner 2004 – 2009

MGP Technologies S.a.r.l, Swiss Branch, CEO 2002 – 2004

Korhonen, Leikas and Vainionpää Attorneys at Law Ltd., Attorney, Partner, 1991 – 2004

Court of Oulu, duties of judge 1990 – 1991

Cooperative Bank of Oulu, lawyer 1988 – 1990

M.Ct.P.Chidambaram

Member of the Board since 2014

born 1960

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Education

Commerce graduate from the Loyola College, Chennai, India

MBA from the Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, USA

Positions of trust

Honorary Consul of Finland in Chennai

Work experience

Managing Director of Sivagami Commercial Company,

member of a renowned Indian business family

Chempolis’ advisor for business and investments in India

Pasi Rousu

Member of the Board since 1995

born 1970

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Education

M.Sc. (Process Eng.), University of Oulu, Finland

Work experience

President, Chempolis Asia & Pacific, 2010-, Chempolis Oy Manging Director, 2008-, Chempolis Biorefining Technology (Shanghai) Co., Ltd. CTO, 2007-2010, Chempolis Oy Director, Technology, 2004-2007, Chempolis Oy Project manager in JinKang project in China, 2002-2004, Chempolis Oy Director, Technology, 1999-2006, Chempolis Oy Research Engineer, 1995-98, Chempolis Oy

Patents (co-inventor)

Several granted patents and publications related to formico® processes and products.

Board

Heli Antila

Chairman of the Board since 2016

born 1963

read more

Education

M.Sc. (Eng.), Tampere University of Technology, Finland Lic.Tech.,  Tampere University of Technology, Finland Dr.Tech,  Tampere University of Technology, Finland

Positions of trust

The Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM) has nominated Heli Antila as ambassador for clean energy 2013.

Member of the Finnish Academies of Technology, 2014-

Executive board member of Tekes and the Ministry for Foreign Affairs’ joint programme BEAM – Business with Impact 2015-2019

Steering Group member of the following Strategic research openings funded by Tekes 2014-

–        Neo-Carbon Energy (VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, Lappeenranta University of Technology, University of Turku)

–        The New Global (Aalto University)

Other Board assignments

Member

AW-Energy Oy, 2013-

Fortum Foundation, 2013-

Emerging Power Partners Oy

–        board member 2008-2010

–        chairman of the board 2010-2013

CLEEN Oy  – Cluster for  Energy and Environment

–        board member 2014-2015

CLIC Innovation Oy

–        board member 2015-2016

Work experience

Chief Technology Officer, Fortum, 2012-

Several positions, Pöyry, 1997-2012

Tampere University of Technology

Risto Sormunen

Member of the Board since 2016

born 1959

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Education

M.Sc. (Eng.), Aalto University School of Engineering, Finland

Positions of trust

Steering Group member of the following Strategic research openings funded by Tekes

–        Carbon Capture and Storage Program (Click Innovation) 2010-2016, chairman

–        BTL2030 – Production of transport fuels from biomass by gasification-based concepts (VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland), 2016-2017, chairman

Work experience

Senior Technology Manager, bioeconomy, Fortum, 2015-

Several positions, Fortum (before Imatran Voima), 1983-2015

Pontus Oinonen

Member of the Board since 2016

born 1987

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Education

M.Sc. (Econ.), Aalto University School of Business, Finland

Other Board assignments

Chairman

Naps Solar Oy

Member

Fellow Finance Oy

Work experience

Investment Manager, Taaleri Oyj

Corporate Finance, Pareto Securities Oy

Jouni Vainionpää

Member of the Board since 2016

born 1963

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Education

Master of Laws, Turku University, Finland Trained on the Bench in the Court of Oulu 1990 – 1991

Positions of trust

Oulu Chamber of Commerce, member of the Law and Tax Committee 2005 – 2015, Chairman 2009 – 2013, member of the Finance and Law Committee 2016 –

Member of the Finnish Bar Association 1994 – 2009

Work experience

JV Lakiasiat Oy, Managing Director 2011 –

Joutsen Media Oy, Vice President, Administration 2009 – 2014

Astrea Attorneys at Law Ltd., Attorney, Senior Partner 2004 – 2009

MGP Technologies S.a.r.l, Swiss Branch, CEO 2002 – 2004

Korhonen, Leikas and Vainionpää Attorneys at Law Ltd., Attorney, Partner, 1991 – 2004

Court of Oulu, duties of judge 1990 – 1991

Cooperative Bank of Oulu, lawyer 1988 – 1990

M.Ct.P.Chidambaram

Member of the Board since 2014

born 1960

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Education

Commerce graduate from the Loyola College, Chennai, India

MBA from the Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, USA

Positions of trust

Honorary Consul of Finland in Chennai

Work experience

Managing Director of Sivagami Commercial Company,

member of a renowned Indian business family

Chempolis’ advisor for business and investments in India

Matti Sundberg

Member of the Board since 2007

born 1942

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Education

M.Sc. (Econ.), Åbo Akademi University, Finland D.Sc. (Econ.) h.c., University of Vaasa, Finland Ph.D. h.c., University of Jyväskylä, Finland

Other Board assignments

Chairman

Oy Sundinvest Ab

Chempolis Oy 2007-2016

Vice Chairman

Foundation of Finnish Fair

Member

Skanska AB Boliden AB SSAB Svenskt Stål AB

Work experience

Regional Director, Scania Nordic European Region CEO and Member of Board , Metso Corporation (Valmet-Rauma Corporation) President and CEO, Valmet Corporation Managing Director, Ovako Steel Ab Managing Director, Oy Metsä-Botnia Ab Executive Vice President, Tervakoski Oy Director, Outokumpu Oy

Pasi Rousu

Member of the Board since 1995

born 1970

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Education

M.Sc. (Process Eng.), University of Oulu, Finland

Work experience

President, Chempolis Asia & Pacific, 2010-, Chempolis Oy Manging Director, 2008-, Chempolis Biorefining Technology (Shanghai) Co., Ltd. CTO, 2007-2010, Chempolis Oy Director, Technology, 2004-2007, Chempolis Oy Project manager in JinKang project in China, 2002-2004, Chempolis Oy Director, Technology, 1999-2006, Chempolis Oy Research Engineer, 1995-98, Chempolis Oy

Patents (co-inventor)

Several granted patents and publications related to formico® processes and products.