Group Management Team

Juha VareliusJuha Varelius, b. 1963, M.B.A.

Digia's President and CEO as from the beginning of 2008. Reporting to the Board of Directors, Varelius is responsible for the company's operative business. Previously, he has served as the President and CEO of the technology company Everypoint Inc of Boston (2006–2007). He has also held managerial positions at Yahoo! and Everypoint in London (2002–2006). Moreover, he has served in various managerial positions at Sonera (1993–2002), acting in his last years there as Managing Director of Sonera Zed and a member of the Sonera Management Team.

Tommi LaitinenTommi Laitinen, b. 1968, vocational qualification in business and administration

Senior Vice President, Industry Verticals and International Products, Management Team member since 2005. Previously, he has served at Digia as SVP of Competence organisation (2009–2010), SVP of Telecommunication division (2007–2008) and SVP in charge of the company's strategy and development (2005–2007). His previous positions at Digia Inc. included Vice President, Engineering (2002–2004); Director, Quality and Processes (2001–2002); and Business Unit Manager (1999–2000). Prior to that (1991–1999), he was in charge of various project and product management duties and software development duties.


Tom PuusolaTom Puusola, b. 1967, Secondary school graduate in Technical Science

Senior Vice President, strategy & business development, Management Team member since 2012. Responsible for new market areas, key customers, marketing, strategy and development, mergers and acquisitions and IT. Previously on Digia level head of business development (2010–2011) and vice president, integration business unit (2009). Prior to that held managerial positions in integration business, strategic customers and development at the Digia Industry & Trade Division (2006–2008), Sentera Plc (2003–2006), Iocore Plc (2000–2003) and Open Solutions Group (1998–2000). Before joining Digia’s predecessor’s worked for Tekniikan Akateemisten Liitto TEK with publications and internet (1992–1998) and for Valtion Teknillinen Tutkimuskeskus VTT with software development (1989–1992). Studied computer science at Helsinki University of Technology.

Mika PälsiMika Pälsi, b. 1970, LL.M.

General Counsel, Management Team member since 2009. In charge of legal matters and stock exchange communications at the company. Trained on the bench, post-graduate LL.M. studies at the Universities of Helsinki and Leicester (U.K.). Pälsi has over ten years' experience in international business law, both as an attorney and in-house counsel. Before joining Digia in 2009, Pälsi worked for Tieto Corporation, where he was in charge of providing legal counsel to one of their business units. Before moving into corporate practice, Pälsi worked as an attorney at Castrén & Snellman and as a solicitor at Allen & Gledhill Advocates & Solicitors (Singapore).


Kimmo VainikainenKimmo Vainikainen, b. 1973, Engineer

Senior Vice President, solutions and services business and management of competences, Management Team member since 2012. Previously he has served as Director of project management office 2011, Managing Director in several competences and process development duties (2007–2010), Business Unit Director (2005–2006) and worked as project manager and consultant (2000–2004). Before Digia, Vainikainen has worked in development tasks for intensive care and anaesthetic software at Datex Ohmeda / Clinisoft Plc since 1998.

Anja WaseniusAnja Wasenius, b. 1968, M.B.A.

Chief Financial Officer, Management Team member since 2012. Wasenius is in charge of Group Finance and Administration. Prior to this position she held position of senior controller at Digia. Prior to joining Digia she worked for Kärkimedia Oy as a controller (2009–2011). Wasenius held several financial positions at Sun Microsystems Oy (1995–2009) having responsibility for accounting and management reporting as well as taking part of the international reporting development and employee training. Before joining Sun Microsystems in 1995 she worked at Compaq Computer Oy.