An award-winning ERP solutions provider Aava has set up an advisory board to enhance its competitiveness. Aava advisory board is comprised of known board and managements professionals Ossi Pohjola, Tarja Pääkkönen, and Hannu Vaajoensuu.
“I am extremely happy as we have gathered an exceptionally knowledgeable team. Pääkkönen, Vaajoensuu and Pohjola bring to Aava both best practices, and specific expertise on managing growth companies, strategies, marketing and scaling up. The advisory board will help us to plan our business development, working in a board-like specialist style, developing Aava’s strategy and significantly increasing our competitiveness” says Aava CEO Jari Heiskanen.
Ossi Pohjola has made a long career in IT management roles. At Oracle, he led the the EMEA consulting business, and he started Andersen Consulting’s Finnish business (today Accenture) as its first Managing Director. Ossi is a long-term board professional, and he is currently involved in 14 IT-companies activities.
Tarja Pääkkönen has a doctorate in business strategies, she is a partner and a board member of Boardman. She has a wide expertise in international business, brand strategies and sales having held senior management positions in the US, Europe, China, and Japan. She has held management- and board positions in both listed and start-up companies, including at Nokia, Itella, Olvi, Idean and Marimekko. She is also the founder and chairman of the board of a software company Sunduka.
Hannu Vaajoensuu is the founder and the chairman of the board of Basware corporation, and he has over 25 years of experience in international software business management. Since 2005 he has been a board professional, inluding at Comptel, Dovre, and the Federation of the Finnish Technology Industries, as well as in many IT-growth companies.