Nukute Team

CEO & The Board of Directors

Pekka T. Saavalainen

Interim CEO

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Timo Hildén

Chairman of the board

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Frans Wuite

Member of the Board

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Tommi Mäkelä

Member of the Board

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Pekka Virtanen

Member of the Board

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Timo Laitinen

Member of the Board

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Johannes Gullichsen

Member of the Board

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Pekka T. Saavalainen

Interim CEO

Pekka is a management, strategy and business development specialist whose international career has taken him to all corners of the world. He has worked as CEO, COO, interim director and consultant for public and private, large and small companies and institutions in various industries including staking out growth paths for high potential medical technology firms.

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Timo Hildén

Chairman of the board

Timo is a medical technology executive with nearly 40 years of experience ranging from pharma industry and laboratory instruments to medical devices. He has been involved in all aspects of managing companies including general management, global S&M, R&D and operations. Timo has an impressive track record as a business leader in his over 20 years with Thermo Fisher Scientific and later 8 years with Revenio Group Oyj.  In Timo, world-class medical industry know-how and connections combine into in-depth substance knowledge from the dental field as Timo also has in addition to a M.Sc. degree in business a bachelor’s degree in dentistry. Timo is also a board member of Nexstim Oyj and Senior Advisor for Koite Health Oy

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Frans Wuite

Member of the Board

Frans Wuite, M.D.,M.B.A, CEO of Kompassi GmbH, has a career of 30 years in the life science industry in Europe and the US. His experience ranges from running early stage companies to leading the international commercialisation of blockbuster drugs in large biotech companies.

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Tommi Mäkelä

Member of the Board

Tommi is the Investment manager at Pharmacy Pension Fund (Finland). He has worked in various financial positions e.g. Alko Pension Fund and Unifil South Lebanon. Tommi holds a BSc. in Economics and Finance from Huron University.

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Pekka Virtanen

Member of the Board

Pekka is private investor participating in the development and financing of start-up companies. During his years in the daily working life, Pekka held many managerial positions in Finnish finance, IT service and publishing companies. Among there were eQ Bank where Pekka was both the CEO and CTO, and Crosskey where he was the manager responsible for capital markets services. Pekka holds a M.Soc.Sc from Tampere Univerty, 1990

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Timo Laitinen

Member of the Board

Timo is a private investor and a board professional participating in the development and financing of start-up and growth companies. He has held top management positions for over 25 years, i.a. Helsinki Stock Exchange, eQ Bank, FIM and Oral Dental Clinics. He has worked on the board of over 25 companies. Timo holds a M.Sc Degree (Industrial Engineering and Management) from Helsinki University of Technology, 1979 (Aalto University).

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Johannes Gullichsen

Member of the Board

Johannes is an entrepreneur and the Chairman of Antti Ahlström Perilliset Ltd. Previously, he has held managerial positions in investment company RAM Partners and eQ Bank, and acted as a board member in Ahlström-Munksjö, Ahlström Capital, RAM Partners and RAM Partners Alternative Strategies Plc. He holds a B.Eng. from Tekniska Läroverket 1990 and an MBA from Helsinki School of Economics 2003.

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Medical Advisory Board

Ahmed Geneid

Ph.D. at Helsinki University Hospital

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Abdelkebir Sabil

Ph.D. at Cloud Sleep Lab in Paris

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Mika Kallio

Ph.D. at Oulu University Hospital

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Sari-Leena Himanen

Ph.D. at Tampere University Hospital

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Thomas Penzel

Ph.D. at Charite Berlin

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Ahmed Geneid

Ph.D. at Helsinki University Hospital

Ahmed Geneid is a laryngologist and phoniatrician working as head of the Phoniatrics Department, Helsinki University Hospital, Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. Holds a double specialty in Ear, nose and throat surgery as well as Phoniatrics.

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Abdelkebir Sabil

Ph.D. at Cloud Sleep Lab in Paris

Dr. Sabil was trained in the U.S.A as well as in France (a PhD in Biomedical Engineering and Applied Respiratory Physiology). Currently, he works as a scientist making links between science technology and clinical practice through clinical validation and scientific communication.

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Mika Kallio

Ph.D. at Oulu University Hospital

Mika Kallio is the head of Clinical Neurophysiology department at Oulu University Hospital. During his 25 years of experience in clinical neurophysiology he has published extensively in the fields of central, peripheral and autonomic nervous system function and dysfunction.

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Sari-Leena Himanen

Ph.D. at Tampere University Hospital

Sari-Leena Himanen is currently a professor and chief physician in clinical neurophysiology at Tampere University Hospital. Her research is focused on sleep-disordered breathing with a special focus on women and children.

Thomas Penzel

Ph.D. at Charite Berlin

Thomas Penzel is the scientific director at the interdisciplinary Sleep Medicine Center at Charite University Hospital in Berlin. He has worked in sleep research and sleep medicine for more than 30 years, with a focus on sleep disordered breathing.

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Operations

Timo Niinikoski

Chief Operations Officer

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Timo Niinikoski

Chief Operations Officer

Timo has wide experience in various senior management positions in several companies such as CTO of Juno Medical, Managing Director of Flextronics ODM Finland, Managing Director of Microcell and others. Timo also has expertise in the area of Hardware Engineering; therefore he is the Leader of all R&D activities.

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Finance

Minna Korhonen

Chief Financial Officer

Marketing, Sales & Communications

Janne Regelin

Chief Marketing Officer

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Séamus Holohan

Chief Commercial Officer (ext.)

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Janne Regelin

Chief Marketing Officer

Janne is a strategic marketer of high tech and healthcare innovations and services. An inbound marketing pioneer and a digitalist, with a passion for strategic marketing and service design, Janne is set on bringing stories to life in contemporary business ecosystems and environments.

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Séamus Holohan

Chief Commercial Officer (ext.)

Séamus is an experienced Sales Director with a demonstrated successful entrepreneurial history of building sales channels and teams. His work has focused on the IT and FMCG industries and his experience combines international sales with a particular focus on the Nordic countries.

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Research & Development

Timo Niinikoski

Chief Technology Officer

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Joonas Pääkkönen

Project manager, Head of HW & Mechanics

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Sirpa Heikkilä

Sr Manager Quality and Regulatory Affairs

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Esa Hannila

Head of SW

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Katja Koskinen

Head of Validation

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Timo Niinikoski

Chief Technology Officer

Timo has wide experience in various senior management positions in several companies such as CTO of Juno Medical, Managing Director of Flextronics ODM Finland, Managing Director of Microcell and others. Timo also has expertise in the area of Hardware Engineering; therefore he is the Leader of all R&D activities.

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Joonas Pääkkönen

Project manager, Head of HW & Mechanics

A professional in mechanical design with 14 years of experience in challenging product projects for consumer electronics and medical devices. Also responsible for project management and HW / ME team management.

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Sirpa Heikkilä

Sr Manager Quality and Regulatory Affairs

M.Sc. in Process Engineering with more than 20 years of experience in product development and manufacturing of medical and electronic devices. Responsible for the company’s quality system, compliance with product regulatory requirements, and transferring the product to production.

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Esa Hannila

Head of SW

Computer Engineer. More than 10 years of experience in software production e.g. in the development of ERP systems for the food industry. Responsible for medical hardware software development and algorithm.

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Katja Koskinen

Head of Validation

M.Sc. in Electrical Engineering. More than 10 years of experience in product development, manufacturing and validation of medical devices. Responsible for product validation and clinical research.

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