Nukute Team

CEO & Board

Toni Leinonen

CEO, Director of R&D, Co-Founder, Member of the Board

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Tuukka Visuri

Founder, Member of the Board, Product marketing

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Timo Niinikoski

CTO, Member of the Board

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Pekka Virtanen

Chairman 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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Toni Leinonen

CEO, Director of R&D, Co-Founder, Member of the Board

Toni is a serial entrepreneur focusing on new, innovative and disruptive technologies and solutions. In addition to Nukute Mr. Leinonen is also co-founder and board member in Haltian Ltd. and Offcode Ltd. He has also worked in various engineering positions in Myorigo and has extensive  background in Nokia corporation. He is a senior expert in the area of software engineering and therefore is leader of activities in this area. Mr. Leinonen holds a M.Sc. Electrical Engineering from University of Oulu, 1999.

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Tuukka Visuri

Founder, Member of the Board, Product marketing

Tuukka is serial entrepreneur focusing on new and innovative health tech devices and applications. Before Nukute, Mr. Visuri has been the founder and partner at Medieta Ltd. and the founder and CEO of SENSEM Technologies. He has also worked in many challenging projects in Oulu University of Applied Science, Accenture, infosys B.P.O and Polar Electro. Mr. Visuri holds a M.Sc. in Information Management and Logistics from Tampere University of Technology,  2003.

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Timo Niinikoski

CTO, Member of the Board

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 Directror of Microcell and others. MR. Niinikoski also has expertise in the area of Hardware Engineering; therefore he is the Leader of all R&D activities.

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Pekka Virtanen

Chairman 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, Mr. Virtanen held many managerial positions in Finnish finance, IT service and publishing companies. Among there were eQ Bank  where Virtanen was both the CEO and CTO, and Crosskey where he was the manager responsible for capital markets services. Virtanen holds a M.Soc.Sc from Tampere Univerty, 1990

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Timo Laitinen

Member of the Board

Timo is private investor and 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 and Oral Dental Clinics. He has worked in the board of over 25 companies. Mr Laitinen holds M.Sc Degree (Industrial Engineer and Management) from Helsinki University of Technology, 1979.

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Johannes Gullichsen

Member of the Board

Johannes is an entrepreneur, Chairman of Antti Ahlström Perilliset Ltd., Board Member of Ahlström-Munksjö Oyj. Previously, he held managerial positions in investment company RAM Partners and eQ Bank, and acted as a board member in 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

Abdelkebil Sabir

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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Abdelkebil Sabir

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.

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.

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 is working in sleep research and sleep medicine for more than 30 years with a focus on sleep disordered breathing.

Research & Development

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 V&V

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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 V&V

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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