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SSH Communications Security Oyj (SSH1V.BE)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Petri Kuivala

2018 Chairman of the Board

Kaisa Olkkonen

2017 Chief Executive Officer, Member of the Executive Management Team

Sauli Kiuru

47 2019 Vice Chairman of the Board

Niklas Nordstrom

39 2018 Chief Financial Officer, Member of the Executive Management Team

Markku Rossi

46 2015 Chief Technology Officer, Member of the Executive Management Team

Simo Karkkulainen

2018 Chief Marketing Officer, Member of the Executive Management Team

Timo Lilja

2018 Vice President Engineering, Member of the Executive Management Team

Jussi Mononen

2018 Vice President, Strategy and Business Development, Member of the Executive Management Team

Joe Scaff

2018 Chief Sales Officer, Member of the Executive Management Team

Sami Ahvenniemi

46 2018 Chief Customer Officer, Member of the Executive Management Team

Sam Curry

2018 Director

Tatu Ylonen

50 2018 Director

Anne Zettlemoyer

2018 Director

Timo Syrjala

58 2016 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Petri Kuivala

Kaisa Olkkonen

Ms. Kaisa Olkkonen has served as Chief Executive Officer and Member of the Executive Management Team at SSH Communications Security Oyj since January 1, 2017. She was Chairman of the Board of the Company from April 20, 2016 till December 29, 2016. She has previously been, e.g., VP, Legal and VP, Government Relations at Nokia Corporation. Kaisa has led international and diverse expert teams through changes and transitions. Her international career has taken her on expatriate assignments in Sweden, Singapore, and Belgium. Kaisa holds a Master of Law degree from Helsinki University.

Sauli Kiuru

Niklas Nordstrom

Mr. Niklas Nordstrom has been appointed Chief Financial Officer and Member of the Executive Management Team at SSH Communications Security Oyj effective as of March 19, 2018. Niklas has nearly 15 years of experience in different areas in finance and administration. He has held senior positions in finance at Suunto, Tieto, and PNM Holding, most recently serving as the CFO of Biohit Oyj. Niklas holds a Master of Laws (LL.M) degree from the University of Kent in Canterbury, UK and a Bachelor of Economics, Accounting and Finance degree from the Inholland University of Applied Sciences in the Netherlands.

Markku Rossi

Mr. Markku Rossi has served as Chief Technology Officer and Member of the Executive Management Team of SSH Communications Security Oyj since February 16, 2015. Markku has close to 25 years of software engineering and architecture experience to the company, is responsible for the global R&D and directs the company’s technology strategy. Markku has extensive knowledge and experience with SSH Communications Security products, having served the company from 1998 through 2005 as a Chief Engineer, leading the contribution to the SSH software architecture. Prior to re-joining the company in 2015, Markku founded several companies such as Codento and ShopAdvisor, served as CTO at Navicore, Chief Architect at Nokia. Markku holds a Master of Science degree in Computer Science from the Helsinki University of Technology (Aalto University) in Finland.

Simo Karkkulainen

Mr. Simo Karkkulainen has been Chief Marketing Officer and Member of the Executive Management Team at SSH Communications Security Oyj since December 3, 2018. He was Chief Digital Officer and Member of the Executive Management Team at the Company from December 1, 2017. Simo brings to SSH over 18 years of experience from developing and leading digital marketing at companies like Leo Burnett, Isobar, Activeark JWT, Fonecta, Stonesoft, McAfee, Intel Security, and Comptel. Simo holds a degree from Helsinki Business College.

Timo Lilja

Jussi Mononen

Mr. Jussi Mononen has been Vice President, Strategy and Business Development, Member of the Executive Management Team at SSH Communications Security Oyj since December 3, 2018. He was Vice President Business Development and Member of the Executive Management Team at the Company from January 1, 2017. He has previously been Chief Operating Officer and Member of the Executive Management Team at the Company since July 21, 2016. Jussi has nearly 30 years of experience from international technology business and has lived and worked over 13 years abroad, mainly in the United States. He has been the CEO of several growth companies, including Ekahau Oy, Portalify Oy, and VDSL Systems Oy. He has also considerable experience from enterprise sales and marketing, M&A, management consulting, venture capital, and growth management. Jussi holds a Master of Science degree in Corporate Strategy and International Marketing from the Helsinki University of Technology.

Joe Scaff

Sami Ahvenniemi

Mr. Sami Ahvenniemi has been Chief Customer Officer, Member of the Executive Management Team at SSH Communications Security Oyj since December 3, 2018. He was Vice President of Global Sales and Member of the Executive Management Team at the Company from April 16, 2018. He was Chief Executive Officer, Americas at SSH Communications Security Oyj from August 12, 2013 until 2015. He was Member of the Extended Management Team of the Company until 2015. He was Member of the Company's Board from August 1, 2013 until March 20, 2014, after several months of serving as its Independent Chairman from March 20, 2013 until August 1, 2013. He joined the Board as Independent Director on March 28, 2012. Mr. Ahvenniemi is Co-Founder & Partner at Conor Venture Partners Ltd. He has 15 years of experience in working with technology companies having held executive positions both in Finland and in the United States. Prior to starting his venture career in 2002, he held several executive positions at SSH Communications Security Corporation between 1998 and 2002, and was among other positions the founding CEO of its operation in the United States in 1998. He holds several board memberships in international growth companies such as Neo Technology (California), Sensinode (California/Finland) and Behaviometrics (Sweden). He has a Master of Science degree in Industrial Engineering and Management from Aalto University School of Science and Technology, a part of Aalto University (Aalto yliopisto).

Sam Curry

Tatu Ylonen

Mr. Tatu Ylonen has served as Director of SSH Communications Security Oyj since 1995. He no longer serves as SSH Fellow and Member of the Executive Management Team at the Company, effective as of March 1, 2018. He has held the position since January 1, 2017. He has previously been Chief Executive Officer, Member of the Executive Management Team and Director of the Company since February 17, 2016. He was Chief Operating Officer at the Company from December 9, 2015 until February 17, 2016. He has previously been Chief Innovation Officer and Member of the Extended Management Team of SSH Communications Security Oyj (previously under name Tectia Oyj) since October 2, 2014. He was Chairman of the Company’s Board from October 2, 2014 until March 25, 2015. He also served as Chief Executive Officer of the Company from October 2011 until October 2, 2014 and earlier was its CEO and President from 1995 until July 1, 2002. He was also Chief Technical Officer of the Company from July 1, 2002 until September 30, 2004. He has established and led several companies, prior to working at the Company. These include New Generation Software (NGS) Ltd in 1988 and Applied Computing Research (ACR) Ltd in 1994. In 1995, he invented Secure Shell for secure remote access. He also founded the Company in 1995. He was researcher at Helsinki University of Technology and began working on a solution to combat a password-sniffing attack that targeted university’s networks. This resulted in development of the Secure Shell (SSH), a security technology. He has authored several articles in national and international journals and periodicals. He graduated in 1992 from Helsinki University of Technology (now part of Aalto University - Aalto yliopisto) with a Master of Science degree in Technology, and a major in Computer Sciences. He also holds a Licentiate of Technology diploma from Helsinki University of Technology.

Anne Zettlemoyer

Timo Syrjala

Mr. Timo Syrjala has served as Independent Member of the Board of Directors of SSH Communications Security Oyj since April 20, 2016. He was Independent Chairman of the Board of Directors of SSH Communications Security Oyj from March 25, 2015 until April 20, 2016. He has been Independent Member of the Company's Board since March 20, 2014. Until October 2, 2014, he was Independent Chairman of the Company's Board. He has more than 30 years of experience in capital markets and has spent the last 10 years as a private investor and a non-executive director in several firms. Prior to joining the Board of SSH Communications Security, he served on the Boards of several technology firms including Stonesoft and Efore. Earlier in his career, Timo held executive and managerial positions in management consulting, asset management and investment banking in Finland. Timo has a Master of Science degree from Helsinki School of Economics and Business Administration (now called Aalto University - Aalto yliopisto).