Board of Directors

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Board of Directors

The Board of Directors has general responsibility for Nightingale’s governance and the appropriate organisation of operations. The Board of Directors has approved rules of procedure that define the matters within the Board of Directors’ responsibility. The Board of Directors affirms the principles of Nightingale’s strategy, organisation, accounting and controlling the management of assets, and appoints the CEO. The CEO is responsible for carrying out the strategy of Nightingale and for day-to-day administration based on the instructions and orders issued by the Board of Directors.

The company’s Board of Directors consists of minimum of 3 and maximum of 10 ordinary members. The term of office of the members of the Board of Directors expires at the end of the first Annual General Meeting of Shareholders following their election. The Board of Directors elects a Chairman from among its members for the duration of its term of office.

Nightingale's Board of Directors

Timo Soininen

  • Chairman of the board since 2020
  • Born 1965
  • Finnish citizen
  • M.Sc. (Econ)
  • Main work experience: Small Giant Games Oy, Chief Executive Officer and Co-founder, 2014–2020; Sulake Corporation Oy, Chief Executive Officer, 2001–2010; StepStone Oy, Marketing Director, 2000–2001; United Biscuits Nordic – Fazer Keksit Oy, Marketing Manager, 1995–2000
  • Simultaneous positions of trust: Small Giant Games Oy, Chairman of the Board; Spinnova Oy, Chairman of the Board; Critical Force Entertainment, Advisor; Villagecape Ventures Oy, Member of the board
  • Holdings in the company: 447,888 Series A shares, 47,500 Series B shares, 1,362,025 Series A options, entitling to same amount of shares in the company
  • Independent from the company and from major shareholders
     

Tom Jansson

  • Board member since 2021
  • Born 1968
  • Finnish citizen
  • M.Sc. (Econ)
  • Main work experience: Posti Group Oyj, Chief Financial Officer, 2018–2021; Opus Capita, Chief Financial Officer, 2018; Comptel Oyj, Chief Financial Officer, 2013–2017; Tellabs Corporation, Director of International Finance, 2012–2013; Tellabs Corporation, Director of EMEA and APAC Finance, 2011–2012; Tellabs Corporation, Director of Finance, EMEA, Brazil and Mexico, 2004–2010; Tellabs Corporation, EMEA, 2003–2004; Tellabs Corporation, Regional Controller, EMEA, 1999–2003; Tellabs Corporation, Assistant Controller, 1994–1998
  • Holdings in the company: 0 shares, 600,000 Series B options, entitling to same amount of shares in the company, with the right to subscribe in case defined market valuation is reached
  • Independent from the company and from major shareholders

Teemu Suna

  • Board member since 2016
  • Nightingale’s CEO and Management Team member
  • Born 1982
  • Finnish citizen
  • M.Sc. (Tech)
  • Main work experience: Fujitsu Services Oy, Chief Technology Officer, 2011–2014; Fujitsu Services Oy, Principal Solutions Architect, 2007–2011; Ramse Consulting Oy, ICT Consultant, 2006–2007; Aalto yliopisto, ICT and Advanced Data Analysis Researcher, 2005-2006; Brainshake Oy, Director and Co-Founder, 2002-2005
  • Holdings in the company: 2,637,964 Series A shares, 22,737 Series B shares, 2,000,000 Series B options, entitling to same amount of shares in the company, with the right to subscribe in case defined market valuation is reached
  • Not independent from the company or from major shareholders

Antti Kangas

  • Board member since 2013
  • Nightingale's CTO and Management Team member
  • Born 1984
  • Finnish citizen
  • M.Sc. (Tech)
  • Main work experience: University of Oulu, Researcher, 2008–2015; Helsinki University of Technology, Research Assistant, 2006–2008; Innofactor Oyj, Software Developer, 2004–2006; Freelance Software Developer, Graphics Designer and Information Visualisation Consultant, 1998–2003
  • Holdings in the company: 5,340,342 Series A shares, 17,458 Series B shares, 0 options
  • Not independent from the company or from major shareholders

Leena Niemistö

  • Board member since 2021
  • Born 1963
  • Finnish citizen
  • MD, PhD
  • Main work experience: Dextra Oy, Chief Executive Officer, 2003–2016; Pihlajalinna Oyj, Deputy CEO and Executive Vice President of Private Clinics and Specialised Care, 2013–2016; Orton Foundation, Specialist in Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine, 1997–2004
  • Simultaneous positions of trust: Nexstim Oyj, Chair of the board; DBC Global Oy, Chair of the board; Opera and Ballet Support Foundation, Chair of the board; Stockmann Oyj, Vice Chair of the board; Pihlajalinna Oyj, Vice Chair of the board; Yliopiston Apteekki Oy, Board member; Suomen Arvopaperimarkkinayhdistys, Board member; Raisio Oyj, Board member; Suomen Messut Osuuskunta, Board member; Digital Workforce Services Oy, Board member; Precordior Oy, Chair of the board; LymphaTouch Oy, Chair of the board
  • Holdings in the company: 403,340 Series A shares, 74,074 Series B shares, 231,770 Series A options, entitling to same amount of shares in the company
  • Independent from the company and from major shareholders

Olli Karhi

  • Board member since 2015
  • Born 1963
  • Finnish citizen
  • Lic. Med. MD
  • Main work experience: Health City Finland, Chief Executive Officer, 2020–; KI-Technology Oy, Chief Executive Officer, 2014–; Cordis Oy, Chief Executive Officer, 2010–
  • Simultaneous positions of trust: Labquality Oy, Chairman of the board; Skulle Implants Oy, Board member; Olfactomics Oy, Board member; Kuntokeskus Liikku Oy, Board member; KI-Technology Oy, Board member; Mectalent Medical Service Oy, Chairman of the board; Mectalent Oy, Chairman of the board; Cor Group Oy, Board member; Health City Finland, Board member
  • Holdings in the company: 0 shares, 0 options
  • Independent from the company but not independent from major shareholders

Lotta Kopra

  • Board member since 2021
  • Born 1980
  • Finnish citizen
  • M.Sc. (Econ)
  • Main work experience: Spinnova Oy, Chief Commercial Officer, 2019–; BearingPoint Oy, Associate Partner, 2015–2018; Magenta Advisory Oy, Partner ja Co-founder, 2010–2015; Capgemini Consulting, Senior Management Consultant, 2005–2010
  • Simultaneous positions of trust: eQ Oyj, Board member; Aava Group Oy, Board member; Solteq Oyj, Board member and Audit Committee member
  • Holdings in the company: 201,670 Series A shares held by Lineari Oy, a company controlled by Lotta Kopra, 600,000 Series B options, entitling to same amount of shares in the company, with the right to subscribe shares in case defined market valuation is reached
  • Independent from the company and from major shareholders

Scientific advisory board

In addition to the governing bodies of Nightingale, the company has established a Scientific Advisory Board. The Scientific Advisory Board is not a decision-making body but acts in a supporting role to advance Nightingale’s strategy to translate novel scientific findings from flagship biobanks and research cohorts to preventive health applications available for individuals globally. Nightingale’s Scientific Director, Dr. Peter Würtz, acts as the Chairman of the Scientific Advisory Board.

Members of the scientific advisory board are:

Prof. George Davey Smith
University of Bristol, UK

Prof. John Danesh
University of Cambridge, UK

Prof. Eline Slagboom
Leiden University, Netherlands

Prof José Ordovás
Tufts University, USA