Piceasoft, Europe’s leading provider of mobile device lifecycle solutions, announces the appointment of three new members to its board of directors. Joining the board are Ukko Lappalainen, Seppo Järvi and Petteri Putkiranta. Ukko Lappalainen assumes the role of Chairman of the Board.
”I look forward to helping the company achieve its full potential. The new board members bring relevant skills that will enhance and help Piceasoft to execute its growth strategy and market expansion in the coming years,” says Ukko Lappalainen, the Chairman of the Board.
The New board members bring a wealth of mobile industry and leadership experience on a global scale and a deep understanding of digital platform business to Piceasoft.
Ukko Lappalainen, MSc (Engineering), MBA, is an active coach for growth companies, especially in the ICT sector. Previously, Ukko worked at Nokia in multiple business leadership roles: sales, business development, product management and corporate development. In his latest role, he led the project of divesting Nokia’s mobile phones business to Microsoft and the acquisition of Alcatel-Lucent.
Seppo Järvi, MSc (el. eng.), is the CEO of Gerako Oy which is a Finnish family office based in Espoo. As a part of its diversified portfolio of 200 Meur, Gerako also invests in growth companies and actively develops them through board memberships. As examples of such board positions, Seppo has worked in Sports Tracking Technologies Oy, Valo Solutions Oy, El & Site Oy and FMC Laskentapalvelut Oy, among others.
Petteri Putkiranta, MSc (EE), is President of the News & Feature business unit in Sanoma Media Finland. He joined Sanoma 2008 from Nokia to be responsible for the digital business of Helsingin Sanomat. His Nokia experience covers various sales and marketing roles in mobile network and SW platform sales and marketing in Asia, Europe, and the USA.
Tapani Liuhala continues as a member of the board. Piceasoft co-founder Risto Kivipuro continues as the Vice-Chairman of the Board.
For more information, contact:
Ukko Lappalainen, Chairman of the Board, Piceasoft
+358 50 523 8565
Mikko Pyykkö, CEO, Piceasoft
Mobile: + 358 50 356 3110
About Piceasoft Ltd
Piceasoft is a Finnish company, located in Tampere. Since it was founded in 2012, Piceasoft has created a unique set of software solutions to cover the whole lifecycle of mobile devices. These solutions create new business opportunities and enable a cost-efficient service for mobile operators and retail chains. Our innovative products are disrupting the mobile device buyback, repair, and recycling business. Our software products are easy to use and offer added value to the end-user, which means better ROI and user satisfaction. In short, we promise to Simplify Your Mobile Life.