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Team and Board of Directors

Oras Invest Team

Annika Paasikivi

President and CEO

Annika Paasikivi

President and CEO

About
Annika Paasikivi (b. 1975) started as President & CEO of Oras Invest in spring 2018. Previously she worked as Chief Operating Officer of Oras Invest. Annika is Vice Chairman of the Board of Kemira and member of the boards of Varova, Valmet and Georg Fischer. Annika holds a Master’s degree (Global Politics) from University of Southampton.

Positions of Trust
Member of the Board, Georg Fischer, 2024-
Member of the Board, Valmet Oyj, 2024-
Vice Chair of the Board, Kemira Oyj, 2022-
Member of the Board, Varova Oy, 2016-

Ville Kivelä

Chief Investment Officer

Ville Kivelä

Chief Investment Officer

About
Ville Kivelä (b. 1975) started as Chief Investment Officer of Oras Invest in the autumn 2018. He has extensive experience in investment banking operations and international mergers & acquisitions. He was a co-founder of MCF Corporate Finance Finland operations in 2003 and was a partner and the Head of the Helsinki office until 2018. Previously he worked as a Head of Research at Nordea Securities. Ville holds a Master’s degree (Finance) from the Helsinki School of Economics.

Positions of Trust
Member of the Board, Kvanted Ventures, 2023-
Chairman of the Nomination Board, Kemira Oyj, 2021-
Member of the Board, H.G. Paloheimo Oy, 2023-

Joonas Sandholm

Chief Financial Officer

Joonas Sandholm

Chief Financial Officer

About
Joonas Sandholm (b. 1973) started as Chief Financial Officer of Oras Invest in October 2022. He has broad international business experience across industries, topics and functions. Joonas’ background is a combination of 9 years in management consulting (BCG), 10 years of industrial leadership experience at a global TOP3 value creator (Danaher / PaloDEx Group) and, most recently, 6 years as private equity CFO. Joonas holds a Master’s degree (Industrial Engineering) from the Helsinki University of Technology.

Anniina Myllyperkiö

Executive Assistant‍ & Office Manager

Anniina Myllyperkiö

Executive Assistant‍ & Office Manager

About
Anniina Myllyperkiö (b. 1978) has worked as an Executive Assistant at Oras Invest since 2015. Before Oras Invest she worked as an Executive Assistant at MTV Media, SEB and Stora Enso. Anniina holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Haaga-Helia University of Applied Sciences.

Board of Directors

Jari Paasikivi

Chair of the Board

Jari Paasikivi

Chair of the Board

About
Finnish citizen, M.Sc. (Econ.)
Vuorineuvos (a Finnish honorary title granted by The President of the Republic of Finland)

Positions of Trust
Chair of the Board, Oras Invest Oy, 2018-
Chair of the Board, Vakka-Suomi Youth Foundation, 1998-

Chair of the Board, Kemira Oyj, 2014-2022
Chair of the Board, Varma Mutual Pension Insurance Company, 2017-2021.
Chair of the Board, Tikkurila Oyj, 2010-2021
Chair of the Board, Oras Oy, 2013-2019
Chair of the Board, Uponor Corporation, 2008-2014
Member of the Board, Oras Invest Oy, 2004-2008


Timo Ihamuotila

Member of the Board

Timo Ihamuotila

Member of the Board

About
Finnish citizen, Licentiate of Science (Finance)
Chief Financial Officer and Member of the Group Executive Committee, ABB Ltd


Positions of Trust
Member of the Board, Oras Invest Oy, 2020-
Member of the Board, AC Chair, SoftwareONE AG, 2019-

Ulf Mattsson

Member of the Board

Ulf Mattsson

Member of the Board

About
Swedish citizen, BsC in BA and Econ, PMD Harvard Business School

Positions of Trust
Chair of the Board, Attendo AB (publ.), 2022-
Chair of the Board, Swemac AB, 2021-
Chair of the Board, Prima Vård, 2018-
Chair of the Board, VaccinDirekt AB, 2018-
Chair of Eltel AB (publ.), 2017-
Member of the Board, Priveq V and Priveq VI AB, 2017-
Senior Advisor, PJT Partners, 2017-
Member of the Board, Oras Invest Oy, 2014-
Member of the Board, AddTech AB (publ), 2012-

Kaj Paasikivi

Member of the Board

Kaj Paasikivi

Member of the Board

About
Finnish citizen, B.Sc. (Business Administration), MBA

Positions of Trust
Member of the Board, Oras Invest Oy, 2010-
Chairman of the Board, NextStone, 2007-

Vice Chairman of the Board, Oras Oy, 2013-2014
Member of the Board, Oras Oy, 2006-2013

Christoph Vitzthum

Member of the Board

Christoph Vitzthum

Member of the Board

About
Finnish citizen, M.Sc. (Econ)
President and CEO, Fazer Group


Positions of Trust
Member of the Board, Elisa Oyj, 2024-
Member of the Board, Oras Invest Oy, 2013-
Chairman of the Board, Hanken School of Economics, 2022-
Member of the Board, CMI (Crisis Management Initiative), 2019-
Chairman of the Supervisory Board, Varma, 2019-
Member of the Board, Suomalais-ruotsalainen kauppakamari, 2014-
Member of the Executive Committee, Finnish Food and Drink Industries’ Federation, 2014-

Ruth Werhahn

Member of the Board

Ruth Werhahn

Member of the Board

About
German Citizen, Law Studies (Juristisches Staatsexamen)

Positions of Trust
Member of the Board, Vonovia SE, 2023-
Member of the Board, Oras Invest Oy, 2022-
Member of the Supervisory Board, LVM Lebensversicherungs-AG, 2012-
Member of the Supervisory Board, LVM Pensionfonds-AG, 2012-
Member of the Supervisory Board, Wilh. Werhahn KG, 2005-

Heikki Westerlund

Member of the Board

Heikki Westerlund

Member of the Board

About
Finnish citizen, M.Sc. (Econ.)

Positions of Trust
Chair of the Board, Oriola Oyj, 2023-
Member of the Board, Oras Invest Oy, 2022-
Chair of the Board, Aspo Oyj, 2021-
Chair of the Board, Kvanted Oy, 2023-
Member of the Board, Marinetek Group Oy, 2021-
Member of the Board, Duuri Group Oy, 2018-
Member of the Board, Kemppi Oy, 2018-
Chair of the Board, Heiwes Oy, 1997-