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Team and Board of Directors

Oras Invest Team

Annika Paasikivi

Annika Paasikivi

President and CEO

annika.paasikivi@orasinvest.fi

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 the Chair of the Board of Uponor, Vice Chairman of the Board of Kemira and member of the Board of Varova. Annika holds a Master’s degree (Global Politics) from University of Southampton.

Positions of Trust
Vice Chairman of the Board, Kemira Oyj, 2022-
Chair of the Board, Uponor Corporation, 2018-
Member of the Board, Varova Oy, 2016-

Ville Kivelä

Chief Investment Officer

ville.kivela@orasinvest.fi

Ville Kivelä

Chief Investment Officer

ville.kivela@orasinvest.fi

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
Chairman of the Nomination Board, Kemira Oyj, 2021-
Chairman of the Nomination Board, Uponor Corporation, 2019-

Joonas Sandholm

Chief Financial Officer

joonas.sandholm@orasinvest.fi

Joonas Sandholm

Chief Financial Officer

joonas.sandholm@orasinvest.fi

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 unique 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

anniina.myllyperkio@orasinvest.fi

Anniina Myllyperkiö

Executive Assistant

anniina.myllyperkio@orasinvest.fi

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

Chairman of the Board

Jari Paasikivi

Chairman of the Board

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

Positions of Trust
Chairman of the Board, Oras Invest Ltd, 2018-

Chairman of the Board, Kemira Oyj, 2014-2022
Chairman of the Board, Tikkurila Oyj, 2010-2021
Vice Chairman of the Board, Tikkurila Oyj, 2008-2010
Chairman of the Board, Oras Oy, 2013-2019
Vice Chairman of the Board, Oras Oy, 2006-2013
Member of the Board, Oras Oy, 1982-2006
Chairman of the Board, Uponor Corporation, 2008-2014
Member of the Board, Uponor Corporation, 2007-2008
Member of the Board, Oras Invest Ltd, 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, 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
Chairman of the Board, Swemac AB, 2021-
Chairman of the Board, Prima Vård, 2018-
Chairman of the Board, VaccinDirekt AB, 2018-
Chairman 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 Ltd, 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 Ltd, 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, Oy Karl Fazer Ab


Positions of Trust
Chairman of the Board, Konecranes Oyj, 2016-
Member of the Board, Nordstjernan AB, 2017-
Member of the Board, Oras Invest Ltd, 2013-

Ruth Werhahn

Member of the Board

Ruth Werhahn

Member of the Board

About
German Citizen, Law Studies (Juristisches Staatsexamen)
Chief Human Resources Officer & Member of the Executive Board, TÜV Rheinland AG

Positions of Trust
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
Member of the Board, Oras Invest Ltd, 2022-
Chairman of the Board, Aspo Oyj, 2021-
Member of the Board, Marinetek Group Oy, 2021-
Member of the Board, Directors’ Institute Finland, 2020-
Chairman of the Nomination Committee, Orion Oyj, 2020-
Member of the Board, Duuri Oy, 2018-
Member of the Board, Kemppi Oy, 2018-
Member of the Board, Kasvuryhmä, 2017-
Chairman of the Board, Heiwes Oy, 1997-