Risto Siilasmaa

Founder and Chairman, F-Secure Corporation

Risto Siilasmaa is the founder and Chairman of the Board of Directors of F‐Secure Corporation having served as President and CEO of the company in 1988–2006. He is also an active venture capital investor with over 30 active investments via First Fellow Partners, a fund management company where he is both a general partner and the only limited partner.

Mr Siilasmaa was the Chair of the Board of Directors of Nokia Corporation in 2012–2020. Prior to that he also served as the Chair of the Board of Directors of Elisa Corporation in 2008–2012.

Mr Siilasmaa is a Board member of Futurice and Picosun and a member of Komatsu International Advisory Board, a member of the International Advisory Board at IESE Business School and a member of the Global Advisory Board of Yonsei University School of Business (YSB). In addition, Mr Siilasmaa is a Senior Advisor to the Boston Consulting Group. Since 2017 Mr Siilasmaa has served as a Finnish Chairman of the China-Finland Committee for Innovative Business Cooperation.

Mr Siilasmaa is a member of the Global Tech Panel, an initiative of former EU High Representative Federica Mogherini. He was a member of the European Roundtable of Industrialists (ERT) in 2012–2020 and a member of the Tsinghua SEM Advisory Board at Tsinghua University in 2012–2020.